Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Causes of Action

SECTION 9-1-27.3

§ 9-1-27.3. Court appointed law clerk advocate program – Immunity from liability.

The state shall protect and hold harmless any law clerk employed by the supreme court participating in the court appointed law clerk advocate program from financial loss and expenses, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, or suit for damages resulting from acts or omissions committed in the discharge of his or her duties with the program which may constitute negligence, but which acts are not wanton, malicious, or grossly negligent as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. The supreme court shall, by order, promulgate rules governing the court appointed law clerk advocate program, defining the types of cases and proceedings in which the law clerks, who have passed the Rhode Island bar, may participate as advocates under that program, and providing for appropriate general supervision of the law clerk advocates within that program by experienced members of the bar of this state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 360, § 1.)