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§9-13-1  Serving notice on adverse party's attorney. –

Published: 2015

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Courts and Civil Procedure–Procedure Generally


Notices And Stipulations

SECTION 9-13-1

   § 9-13-1  Serving notice on adverse party's

attorney. –

Whenever it is provided that notice in writing shall be given to any party

represented by an attorney, the service shall be made upon the attorney unless

service upon the party himself or herself is ordered by the court. Service upon

the attorney or upon a party shall be made by delivering a copy to him or her

or by mailing it to him or her at his or her last known address or, if no

address is known, by leaving it with the clerk of the court. Delivery of a copy

within this section means: handing it to the person to be served; or leaving it

at his or her office with his or her clerk or other person in charge thereof;

or, if there is no one in charge, leaving it in a conspicuous place therein; or

if the office is closed or the person to be served has no office, leaving it at

his or her dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable

age and discretion then residing therein. Service by mail is complete upon


History of Section.

(C.P.A. 1905, § 345; G.L. 1909, ch. 290, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 340,

§ 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 527, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 9-13-1; P.L. 1965,

ch. 55, § 26.)