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
Jul
15
Casemaker Tip of the Week

Noteworthy tools in Casemaker... More
Jul
10
Rhode Island Division of Taxation Tax Changes

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today posted a reminder for tax professionals and others about tax changes that are now in effect.... More
Jul
3
Rhode Island Bar Foundation 2019 Annual Meeting

The Rhode Island Bar Foundation held its Annual Meeting and Fellows Luncheon on June 13, 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. ... More
Jul
3
2019 Joseph T. Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award

Named for the late Joseph T. Houlihan who was known for his generosity of spirit and legal expertise in and out of the courtroom, the Joseph T. Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award honors individuals who, during their careers, have consistently demonstrated an ... More
Jul
3
2019 Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award

The Rhode Island Bar Association’s Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award is named in memory of Rhode Island attorney Dorothy Lohmann who devoted her entire professional life to helping the poor. ... More
Jul
3
2019 Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Judicial Excellence Award

Named in honor of its first recipient, retired Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger, this Award is given to a Rhode Island jurist for exemplifying and encouraging the highest level of competence, integrity, judicial temperament, ethical conduct and professi... More
Jul
3
2019 PRO BONO PUBLICO AWARD RECIPIENTS

Established in 1987, this award recognizes the outstanding efforts of attorneys who have provided equal access to justice to the needy through a Rhode Island Bar Association Pro Bono Program during the past two years. Selection for this award is based on... More
Jul
3
Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones Writing Award

Established in 1986, Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award authors are selected on the basis of: 1) presentation clarity; grammar; organization and need for editorial revisions; 2) article interest and information presentation; ... More
Jul
3
2019 Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is awarded in recognition of many years of faithful and diligent service to the Rhode Island Bar Association and the legal profession. ... More
Jul
3
2019 Annual Meeting

This year’s hard-working Annual Meeting Committee, chaired by Bar member Patrick Guida, produced a diverse and enriching program. ... More
Jul
2
Sign Up for Our AON Sponsored Free Ethics Program Today!

The 26th annual FREE ethics program is open for registration. This year's speaker is Stuart Teicher, Esq. His program "Exit Row Ethics: What Rude Airline Travel Stories Teach About Attorney Ethics" will discuss the bad behavior he has seen as an attorney ... More
Jul
1
Amendments to Indigent Defense Payment Rates

According to a news release from the RI Supreme Court, over the preceding term, the Supreme Court, with input from the Superior, Family and District Courts, undertook an analysis of the Judiciary's indigent defense panels in order to assess the viability ... More
Jul
1
RI Supreme Court Annual Registration Deadline Extended to August 1

The RI Supreme Court Clerk’s Office has extended the annual attorney registration deadline to August 1st so that they can continue to assist attorneys who have not yet registered and who need assistance using the new Rhode Island Supreme Court Attorney Po... More
Jun
19
Congratulations to our Volunteer Lawyer Program Raffle Winner Steven A. Robinson of Cranston!

Attorney Steven A. Robinson, of Robinson & Robinson in Cranston, was the lucky Red Sox tickets raffle winner at the RIBA Annual Meeting! ... More
Jun
1
Get More Visibility for Your Practice through the Bar's Lawyer Referral Service for Less Than Ten Dollars a Month

Membership in the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is an inexpensive way to increase a client base and visibility within the community while expanding the public’s access to legal representation. ... More
May
17
Sign Up for 2019-20 Bar Committees Today!

Registration for 2019-20 Bar Committees is open, so sign up today! Our Bar Association's strength and value are based on active member involvement. ... More
Jul
1
NEW 2018-2019 RHODE ISLAND BAR ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

At the Bar’s Annual Meeting, a new slate of Officers was unanimously elected. All Bar Officers’ terms run from July, 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The new Bar Officers names and profiles follow.... More
Jul
19
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