Rhode Island Family Court Magistrate

Edward H. Newman

Magistrate

Biographical
Contact Information
  • J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex, 1 Dorrance Plz., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)458-5300
  • TTY: 711
General Background
  • High School: Chariho Regional High School
  • College: Providence College
  • Graduate School: Suffolk Law School
  • Business and Personal Affiliations: American Bar Association; American Bar Association Family Law Section; Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association; House of Delegates, Rhode Island Bar Association; Member of Council, Former Chair, Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Panel; Rhode Island Supreme Court Committee on Women & Minorities in Courts; Chair, Educational Sub Committee
  • Additional Info: Past Member, Board of Directors, Frank Olean Center; Past Member, Board of Directors, South Shore Mental Health; Past Member, Board of Directors, Wood River Health Center; Visiting Lecturer, Providence College (1974-1985); Publishing Board of American Bar Association; Chair, Rhode Island Supreme Court Women & Minorities Committee
Public Service Information
  • Public Offices and Appointments: Richmond Probate Judge (1989-2002); Bail Commissioner, 4th District Court (1980-2002)
  • Prior Government Offices: Richmond Town Solicitor; Hopkinton Assistant Town Solicitor
Description
  • 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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