Consider Taking a Pro Bono Case This Holiday Season

12/19/2017 - ‘Tis the season of giving; please consider giving the gift of peace of mind.  You can spread the holiday cheer by taking one of the pro bono cases listed below:

Divorce/Domestic Violence, not yet filed

Providence, RI - Client is the wife and mother of couple’s 3 children (ages 15, 11, 8). Due to the increasing volatility of her husband she was forced to move herself and the children into a shelter for a few months. Client and children have recently been able to move into an apartment. There is a restraining order against the husband until September of 2018. The RO allows father supervised visits with the children. Client would like to file for divorce and wants full custody of the children. If you would like to assist with this case, please contact Volunteer Lawyer Program Coordinator, John Ellis at (401) 421-7758 or

Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Relief – Elderly Pro Bono (NEW)

Chepachet, RI-
Clients would like to file for bankruptcy in order to stop foreclosure sale scheduled for 1/19/18 and clear credit card debt of 140K.  While they realize they won’t be able to save home they would like to work out some type of cash for keys arrangement.   Clients only income is SS and SSI.

Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Prevention (Chapter 13) – US Armed Forces Legal Services Project (NEW)

Lincoln, RI
- Client (disabled army veteran) filed for Chapter 13 in order to stop foreclosure of home. He has attempted and been denied modifications several times and is on 400k in arrears.  Client has placed his family’s name on Lincoln Housing list but needs more time. 

The Bar's Public Services Department would like to express their appreciation to Charles Greenwood, Esq. and Edythe C. Warren, Esq. for accepting the previously posted Elderly Pro Bono cases!