2018 Law Merit Badge with Rhode Island Supreme Court

2018 Law Merit Badge with Rhode Island Supreme Court
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250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903, US
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Come join the Rhode Island Supreme Court, who will host the fifth annual Law Merit Badge Clinic.  This great program will allow your Scout the opportunity to earn the Law Merit Badge with the state’s leading experts on the subject.  They will also have the opportunity to interact with many others involved with the Rhode Island Judiciary, who are listed below in the tentative agenda for the day.  

The cost covers Merit Badge Book, Worksheet, and a box lunch. Merit Badge Books will be available the morning of the program.  Space for this program is limited to 25 Scouts, so please register early!  Please wear your uniform, as we expect there to be a press release for this event.


Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Scouts during the Law Merit Badge Clinic may see or hear adult situations from the daily criminal calendar or perhaps in a trial. We are compelled to let you know this, as some of the charges, language and/or testimony or photos are not pleasant. In some cases, a judge may ask young visitors not to enter the courtroom. We ask that this program limited to High School aged Scouts, at least 16 years of age.

For more information about visiting the Courthouse please click on the further information link above.

Sample Agenda

9:00 a.m.   Arrival and meet in Bourcier Conference room, 7th floor

9:10 a.m.   Welcome & Remarks in Supreme Court courtroom, 7th floor Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell –   introduced by Chief Justice (ret.) Frank J. Williams

9:30 a.m.  Observations in Superior Court

10:50 a.m. Tour of State Law Library, 8th floor
                  Karen Quinn, State Law Librarian
                  Colleen Hanna, Deputy Law Librarian

11:30 a.m. Discussion with attorneys regarding the legal profession, Bourcier 7th floor   

                   Erika Kruse Weller, Esq., RI Supreme Court
                   William C. Dimitri, Esq., Dimitri Law Offices

12:00 p.m.  LUNCH – Bourcier Conference Room

12:30 p.m. Definition of “Law”
                  Justice Francis X. Flaherty, RI Supreme Court

1:15 p.m.  Civil Law, the Justinian Code
                 Justice William P. Robinson III, RI Supreme Court

                 Requirements for becoming a lawyer in the State of RI and selection of judges
                Justice William P. Robinson III, RI Supreme Court

2:00 p.m.  Discussion with law enforcement officers and their duties to serve and protect
                 a. Deputy Sheriff Vito Martinelli, RI State Sheriff’s Department
                 b. Deputy Sheriff Michael Maccarone, RI Sheriffs and tour of duty in Iraq
2:30 p.m.  Rights of Consumers
                 Amy Drumm, Department of Consumer Affairs, RI Office of the Attorney General

3:00 p.m. Closing comments
                Chief Justice (ret.) Frank J. Williams

$35.00 per Participant



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