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
Dec
1
Court Calendars Suspended Friday for IT Project

On Friday, December 2, all Rhode Island state courts will be open but all regular court calendars will be suspended for an information technology (IT) project. Regular calendars will resume on Monday, December 5.... More
Dec
1
Warning Concerning Fraudulent Lawyer Complaint Emails

An email scam that uses false notifications of disciplinary actions is targeting members of the Rhode Island Bar Association.... More
Nov
30
Casemaker Tip of the Week

Noteworthy tools in Casemaker ... More
Nov
30
Rhode Island Supreme Court Order Inviting Amicus Curiae Briefs

On November 10, 2016, the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an order in Amberleigh Hudson v. GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc., d/b/a GEICO General Insurance Company (No. 2016-15-A) inviting interested parties to submit amicus curiae briefs.... More
Nov
29
Security Staffing Limits Superior Court Cases

According to a news advisory from the RI Judiciary, Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney renewed her concerns about courthouse security and reminded lawyers, litigants, and the public of the limitations she has placed on trials and student fie... More
Nov
28
Judiciary to Convert Supreme Court and Criminal Case Management System

Last week, the RI Judiciary sent out a news release to RI attorneys regarding some upcoming changes to the electronic filing and case management system.... More
Nov
22
Latest Email Scam Targeting Attorneys

In the latest email scam targeting attorneys, there is an initial email from a person asking the lawyer if their firm does purchase and sales agreements.... More
Nov
21
Rhode Island Family Court Celebrates National Adoption Day

The Rhode Island Family Court hosted its 13th Annual National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 19, 2016.... More
Nov
21
Anatomy of a Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Draws Crowd In-Person and Via Live Webcast

Speaker Zachary Mandell, Esq., of Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, LTD, offered his audience a sense of what is involved, and how to be prepared, when taking on a high-stakes personal injury case, or any significant case that may end up going to trial.... More
Nov
18
Earn CLE Credits Before the Holidays Are in Full Swing!

There are only a few opportunities left to attend a 2016 Bar CLE seminar. Why not pick up a credit or two, and get a head start on your June 2017 reporting deadline, by choosing one of these informative seminars?... More
Nov
16
Membership Health Benefits Informational Meetings

The new year is quickly approaching us. As part of this process, our health insurance broker, USI, will be hosting two educational meetings, each including a general presentation and one-on-one consultations, regarding medical and dental insurance coverag... More
Nov
16
Seminar Provides Overview of the New Overtime Rule

At a Food for Thought seminar held on November 16th, at the RI Law Center, Speaker Sean M. Fontes, Esq., Executive Counsel of the RI Department of Labor and Training, provided attendees with an overview of the new FLSA overtime rule that will be in effect... More
Nov
10
Honoring Those Who Make Freedom Possible!

In honor and remembrance of Veterans Day to be celebrated on November 11, please consider joining our Bar's US Armed Forces Legal Services Project. Since this project began in 2009, 742 veterans and active military personnel have received quality legal as... More
Nov
10
30th Anniversary Celebration of the Bar’s Volunteer Lawyer Program

On October 27th, 2016, the Rhode Island Bar Association celebrated its 30-year commitment to providing access to justice to low-income members of the Rhode Island community.... More
Sep
23
Call for Law Related Education Volunteers

The Rhode Island Bar Association regularly receives requests from schools, non-profit organizations, and other institutions seeking volunteer attorneys from the Bar's Law Related Education (LRE) program.... More
Sep
7
Don't Forget to Renew Your Lawyer Referral Service Membership!

Don't forget to renew your membership for the 2016-17 year! Membership in the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is an inexpensive way to increase a client base and visibility within the community... More
Aug
9
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