Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Specialized State Courts

Code: FC-8200.8100

Trial-level courts of limited jurisdiction that hear only cases that deal with specific types of legal issues or disputes. Although these courts vary from state to state, many states have specialized courts for traffic matters, family law matters, probate for the administration of decedents' estates, and small claims (for cases involving less than a specific sum of money). Rulings of these specialized courts are subject to appeal and review by state courts of general jurisdiction.

See Also:

Civil State Trial Courts (FC-8200.1500)