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LATEST NEWS
Jun
27
2016 Florence K. Murray Award

The Florence K. Murray Award is presented to a person who, by example or otherwise, has influenced women to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women attorneys, or advanced opportunities for women within the legal profession.... More
Jun
27
2016 Victoria M. Almeida Servant Leader Award

Named for its first recipient, Victoria M. Almeida, this award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the principles and values of Servant Leadership and who is a beacon of light and hope to others by illuminating the path to Greater Justice for A... More
Jun
27
2016 Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism

The Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism honors a member of the Rhode Island Bar who has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism with distinction in their career. ... More
Jun
27
2016 Volunteer Lawyer and Pro Bono Program For The Elderly Award Recipients

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 and Pro Bono Program for the Elderly during the past year.... More
Jun
27
2016 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. 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; 3) i... More
Jun
24
Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms and Courthouses by Attorneys

Following a request by the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Technology in the Practice Committee that the court implement a statewide order, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has issued an order regarding the use of electronic devices by attorneys in our court... More
Jun
23
Earn Credits Before the June 30th MCLE Reporting Deadline with Live Webcasts

There are still opportunities to get your CLE credits before the June 30th reporting deadline. You can receive up to 3.0 credits a year by watching an on-demand seminar! Our on-demand catalog has over 100 videos from previously recorded CLE seminars. It's... More
Jun
22
Highlights of the 2016 Annual Meeting

This year’s hard-working Annual Meeting Committee, chaired by J. Richard Ratcliffe, produced a diverse and enriching program. Attendance was a record-breaking figure of over 1,500. ... More
Jun
22
Judicial Nominating Committee Notice of Judicial Vacancy

The Judicial Nominating Commission of Rhode Island is seeking a candidate for Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.... More
Jun
9
Attorneys Needed for Hague Convention Access Pro Bono Case

The U.S. Department of State has received a pro bono legal assistance request from a mother in the Dominican Republic. She has filed a Hague Convention access application seeking to establish regular communication with her children who are with their fat... More
Feb
24
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