Appellate Unit

The Appellate Unit is charged with representing the State in all criminal matters before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, defending the State in federal courts and assisting prosecutors with legal research and analysis on a broad array of issues. In carrying out these responsibilities, the members of the Unit work with great diligence and passion to persuade members of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the members of the federal judiciary of the correctness of the State’s causes. The Unit’s attorneys work equally hard in assisting trial prosecutors with legal issues as they arise during the course of pre-trial and trial litigation, and assisting other attorneys in research and analysis on a variety of questions of concern.


Library Services
Service Policy

The library located at the Office of Attorney General is a private law library within a public office. As such, we serve the staff of the Office of Attorney General by maintaining the resources needed to effectively carry out their duties, including a collection of primary source materials and secondary sources, as well as electronic databases. We do not provide services to the public or allow access to the library. Our holdings are searchable through the Rhode Island State Law Library catalog and can be borrowed through the State Law Library in accordance with its policies.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Informational retrieval and interlibrary loan service. We are a member of LORI (Library of Rhode Island) network, through the Office of Library Service and adhere to the LORI ILL Code.


Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m.- 4:30p.m.
Monday through Friday
contactus@riag.ri.gov