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
Jun
19
2018-19 Annual Attorney Registration Deadline Extended

According to an order issued by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the 2018-2019 annual attorney registration deadline has been extended to September 1, 2018. ... More
Jun
19
Rhode Island Supreme Court Mandatory Continuing Legal Education - Rule Revisions

The Rhode Island MCLE Commission and the Rhode Island Supreme Court have revised Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Article IV, Rules 3 through 3.10, Periodic Registration of Attorneys. ... More
Jun
18
Casemaker Tip of the Week

Noteworthy tools in Casemaker... More
Jun
11
Request for Legal Clinic Volunteers

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) has requested the Bar's Volunteer Lawyer Program's (VLP) assistance locating attorneys interested in participating in legal clinics for the homeless.... More
Jun
7
RI to Adopt Uniform Bar Examination

According to news advisory from the Rhode Island Judiciary, next year RI will join 31 other jurisdictions in the United States in administering the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) for individuals seeking admission to practice law in the state.... More
Jun
4
2018 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest

The Rhode Island Law Day (RILD) Committee, with particular help from Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, sponsored the 2018 Hon. Francis J. Dar... More
May
30
State Courts’ Notification System to Start

According to the RI Administrative Office of State Courts, a pilot program for an electronic notification system (eNotify) is now ready to be implemented for all attorneys.... More
May
15
Sign Up for 2018-19 Bar Committees Today!

Registration for 2018-19 Bar Committees is open, so sign up today! Our Bar Association's strength and value are based on active member involvement. ... More
May
4
Have an Idea for a CLE Program? Fall Programming is Already Underway!

The CLE Committee is already planning for the 2018-2019 year! The CLE Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association is committed to presenting a curriculum that will integrate substantive areas of law with practical training and skills to the members of t... More
May
2
2018 Annual Meeting Brochure and Registration Form Now Available Online

The Rhode Island Bar Association's 2018 Annual Meeting is on Thursday and Friday, June 21st and 22nd, at the Rhode Island Convention Center... 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
Jul
19
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