Your Lawyer Assistance Program and Other Membership Benefits You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

02/25/2019 -
Confidential Assistance for You and Your Family Members

Your Bar Association is proud to offer you free and confidential help, information, assessment and referral for personal concerns through our Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program. The Association contracts with the Coastline Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides professional clinical assessments and facilitates getting appropriate treatment for Bar members and their family members. The professionals at Coastline EAP provide confidential consultation for a wide range of personal concerns including (but not limited to): balancing work and family, child and eldercare, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, aging, grief, career satisfaction, alcohol and substance abuse, and problem gambling. Login to Coastline EAP’s website using the username RIBAR to take advantage of a multitude of resources and free webinars. A particularly helpful 20-minute webinar exploring all that Coastline EAP can offer you, your employees, or your family members is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 am. Join the meeting by clicking here on that date and time. 

Be sure to also visit our Lawyers Living Well page, a compilation of resources to help attorneys find a work-life balance focusing on mindfulness, fitness, and overall wellness. Coastline EAP’s monthly newsletter is also accessible through this page.


Free Law Office Management Assistance

If you haven’t taken advantage of this valuable member benefit yet, you’re missing out! We have partnered with Red Cave Law Firm Consulting to provide our members with virtual consulting services (telephone/video/email/chat) free of charge. With over a decade of experience, Red Cave offers practical advice in areas including
•    billing & collection
•    client relations
•    data management
•    financial management & revenue goals
•    marketing
•    social media content
•    office technology
•    time management
•    disaster prevention & recovery

Click here and login to the Members Only section of the Bar's website to get started.


List Serve

A voluntary, free list serve is available for all actively practicing Rhode Island attorney members giving you access to the knowledge and experience of hundreds of Rhode Island lawyers ready to answer your questions related to the practice of law. We currently have over 700 members; the more lawyers who join and participate in the list serve, the more beneficial it will be, so please consider joining today! Click here to learn how to access this valuable member benefit.


Attorney Directory

Searchable by last name, first name or both, your Bar’s online Attorney Directory serves as an easy means for you to communicate with your colleagues, and for clients and potential clients to connect with you. Attorney Directory contact information may include the Bar member’s name, photograph, law office name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and facsimile number. To update your photograph, send it to Erin Bracken at ebracken@ribar.com. Photographs must be provided in a jpg format of at least 300 dpi. If you need your photo taken, just tell the front desk the next time you are at the RI Law Center, and we will upload it for you. 

    
SOLACE

SOLACE, an acronym for Support of Lawyers, All Concern Encouraged, allows Bar members to reach out, in a meaningful and compassionate way, to their colleagues. SOLACE communications are through voluntary participation in an email-based network through which Bar members may ask for help or volunteer to assist others with medical or other matters. Issues addressed through SOLACE may range from a need for information about, and assistance with, major medical problems, to recovery from an office fire, and from the need for temporary professional space, to help for an out-of-state family member. Click here to learn more.


Online Mentoring Program
 
The Online Attorney Information Resource Center (OAR), available only to Bar members exclusively through the MEMBERS ONLY section of the Bar’s web site, is designed to help Bar members receive timely and direct volunteer Bar member assistance with practice-related questions. OAR provides Bar members with the names, contact information and Bar admission date of volunteer attorneys willing to answer questions concerning particular practice areas based on the volunteer’s professional knowledge and experience. You may add yourself as a volunteer or view the list of volunteers here.

*As the Rhode Island Bar Association does not and cannot certify attorney expertise in a given practice area, the Bar does not verify any information or advice provided by the Center’s volunteers.

 
New Attorneys Page

The Rhode Island Bar Association is committed to supporting new lawyers and their transition into practice. Visit our New Attorneys page for information to help you get started.

    
Bar-Affiliated Companies

Check out our Membership Benefits page for Bar-affiliated companies offering you pre-screened and member-discounted law, business and personal products and services.

    
Career Center

The Rhode Island Bar Association's career center is operated by YM Careers. At no charge, Bar members may: search and quickly apply for relevant jobs; set up personalized Job Alerts for immediate notification any time a job is posted matching your skills and/or interests; create an anonymous job seeker profile or upload your anonymous resume allowing employers to find you; and access job-searching tools and tips. For a fee, employers may place job openings; search our resume database of qualified candidates; manage jobs and applicant activity right on our site; limit applicants to those who meet your requirements, and fill openings more quickly with talented legal professionals. To get started, click here.


Judicial Communications Survey

The Bar Association regularly updates a survey listing the preferences of the individual justices with regard to email communication and other contact from members of the Bar. Members may click here to learn more. 

    
Probate Court Listing


The Rhode Island Bar Association regularly updates the Rhode Island Probate Court information, including contact information and advertising deadlines. The listing is provided in a downloadable pdf format. Click here to view the most recent version.