Rhode Island Family Court Magistrate

Paul T. Jones

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: Chaminade High School, 1967
  • College: Providence College, 1971
  • Graduate School: Suffolk University Law School, 1978
  • Previous Occupations: Attorney
  • Business and Personal Affiliations: Rhode Island Bar Association; Family Court Bench/Bar Committee; Edward P. Gallogly Family Inn of Court
Public Service Information
  • Public Offices and Appointments: Special Counsel, Office of the City Solicitor, Providence (1979-1984); Legal Counsel, Providence Civic Center Authority (1991-2006); Legal Counsel, Providence Board of Licenses (2006-2013); Legal Counsel, House Judiciary Committee, Rhode Island House of Representatives (2011-2013)
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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