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LATEST NEWS
Jun
21
Sign Up for 2017-18 Bar Committees

Consider becoming a member of at least one Bar committee this year since our Association's strength and value are based on active member involvement. ... More
Jun
20
Attorney Erica Laros Receives 2017 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. The Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award honors lawyers... More
Jun
20
Christopher S. Gontarz, Esq. Receives 2017 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
Jun
20
Hon. Daniel A. Procaccini Receives 2017 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
Jun
20
Attorneys Michael A. Castner and Colleen P. Murphy Receive Pro Bono Publico Awards

Established in 1987, this award recognizes the outstanding efforts of attorneys who have provided equal access to justice to the needy through the Volunteer Lawyer Program during the past year.... More
Jun
18
2017 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest Winners

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 Chief’s Association, sponsored the 2017 Hon. Francis J. Dar... More
Jun
17
Courts must remain open and accessible to all, Chief Justice tells lawyers, judges

A news advisory sent out from the RI Judiciary reiterated some of Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell's address to the crowd of lawyers and judges at the 2017 Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday, June 16th, particularly that Rhode Isl... More
Jun
15
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
Jul
1
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