Rhode Island Family Court Magistrate

Angela M. Paulhus


Contact Information
  • J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex, 1 Dorrance Plz., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)458-5300
  • TTY: 711
General Background
  • College: BA, 1985
  • Graduate School: JD, 1991
  • Business and Personal Affiliations: Rhode Island Bar Association Fellow; Rhode Island Family Court Bench Bar; Women's Justice Society; National Council of Family Court and Juvenile Judges; Family Court Bench Bar (1999-present); Child Advocacy Award, Adoption Rhode Island (2017); Lieutenant Governor's Roundtable on Safety and School Violence (1999-2001); Rhode Island Department of Health's Drunk Driving Task Force; Family Court Inns of Court (1998-present); Task Force on Teenage Pregnancy (1997-1998); US Attorney Task Force on Gang Violence (1997-1998); Volunteer, Saint Stephen's Church; Chief Judge Jeremiah's "Join" Committee and Family Court Reorganization Committee (1994-1999); Judge Lipsey's "Personnel" Committee (1994-1998); Attorney General's Task Force Against Violence in Schools (1993-1999); Supreme Court Task Force Against Domestic Violence (1993-1997)
  • Additional Info: Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Commission; Task Force on Teenage Pregnancy; Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law, School of Justice Studies; Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University; Professor, Community College of Rhode Island
Public Service Information
  • Prior Government Offices: Assistant Attorney General/Chief of Juvenile Prosecution Unit (1993-1999); Special Assistant Attorney General (1990-1993)
  • The Family Court has jurisdiction over matters relating to delinquent, wayward, dependent, neglected, abused, mentally deficient, or disordered children. The Family Court also hears and determines all petitions for guardianship of any child who has been placed in the care, custody, and control of the Department of Children, Youth and Families. The court also has jurisdiction over adoptions, child marriages, paternity proceedings, matters involving domestic relations, juveniles, and all matters relating to the enforcement of laws regulating childcare providers and child placing agencies.

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