Welcome to the Rhode Island Bar Association web site, a valuable resource for Bar members and the public. For Attorneys highlights our many programs including: CLE, Lawyer Referral Service, Bar Committees and member benefits. Members Only, provides a wealth of services including CASEMAKER, the 24/7, online, law library and OAR, our attorney-to-attorney information resource center. Attorney Directory includes all registered members’ contact information. For the Public contains valuable information to help choose a lawyer and find guidance on a range of legal issues, as well as law related education programs. Rhode Island Bar Foundation provides information about Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and the Bar’s Law School Scholarship Program.
LATEST NEWS
Apr
24
2015 ANNUAL MEETING BROCHURE & INTERACTIVE REGISTRATION FORM NOW ONLINE!

The Rhode Island Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting is on Thursday and Friday, June 18th and 19th, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, providing attendees with outstanding opportunities to learn, to improve your practice, socialize with your collea... More
Apr
24
Upcoming CLE Seminars Help Fulfill Annual MCLE Requirements

June is on the way and, with it, the end of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit reporting period. If you still need some CLE credits check our CLE Calendar... More
Apr
21
We Are on the Move!

Through an extraordinarily successful partnership between the Bar Association and the Bar Foundation, we now have a brand new Rhode Island Law Center... More
Apr
20
Judge certifies classes in pension cases, gives preliminary approval to settlement

In the matter of the proposed settlement of the so-called state pension reform cases, Superior Court Associate Justice Sarah Taft-Carter has certified members of the classes subject to the agreement and has given preliminary approval to the settlement its... More
Apr
14
RHODE ISLAND BAR’S NEW LAWYERS COMMITTEE LAUDED IN NATIONAL ABA PUBLICATION

The Bar Association’s New Lawyers Committee (NLC) is highlighted in the March/April 2015 issue of the American Bar Association (ABA) newsletter and resource guide Affiliate. ... More
Apr
13
2015 Annual Meeting News: Thursday Keynote: Nationally-Renowned Speaker Addressing Ethical Issues of Social Media

Back by popular demand, Louisiana attorney, nationally-renowned speaker, and novelist Michael H. Rubin will deliver the Thursday Keynote address at the Rhode Island Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting in June.... More
Apr
13
Pension Settlement Documents Online

In the matter of the litigation involving the state pension reform, a new Superior Court case file was opened today to facilitate the class action and settlement.... More
Apr
10
2015 Rhode Island Law Day Student Essay Contest Offers $1,000 Scholastic Award

The Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, and the Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association, with support from the Rhode Island Department of Education and Roger Williams University School of Law, are sponsoring the annual, 2015 Hon. Fra... More
Apr
9
Rhode Island Legal Services Board Vacancies

Pursuant to the by-laws of the Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. (RILS) and the Legal Services Corporation Act, the Rhode Island Bar Association may appoint attorneys to the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. ... More
Apr
7
Are you looking for answers to practice-related questions? Try the Bar’s List Serve!

From the nuances of the Rhode Island Courts e-filing system to requests for local and out-of-state referrals, List Serve members provide their colleagues with timely answers.... More
Apr
7
Casemaker’s Suite of Premium Services Free to Bar Members

The Rhode Island Bar Association is proud to offer Casemaker's suite of premium services at no additional cost to our members.... More
Mar
31
Electronic filing issues for entry of appearance, case service contacts

According to an email sent by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, there seems to be some confusion as to filing an entry of appearance in a case and registering your contact information in a case on File and Serve. ... More