Our Pro Bono Collaborative mobilizes Rhode Island law firms, law students and community organizations to provide desperately needed legal assistance for the underserved residents of the state. The unique program includes 10 major law firms, over 20 community-based organizations and several dozen law students.
Thurgood Marshall Law Society
The mission of the Thurgood Marshall Law Society (TMLS) is to advance the distinguished legacy of Thurgood Marshall through the active participation and fellowship among lawyers, law professors, judges and law students of color to promote the science of jurisprudence, to uphold the honor of the legal profession, to promote social intercourse among Rhode Island attorneys, and to protect the civil and political rights of all citizens of the State of Rhode Island. TMLS provides on-going support to students of the law school through joint sponsorship of events and a mentorship program with the Multi-cultural Law Students Association.
Lawyers for Equality and Diversity (LEAD)
The mission of LEAD is to provide a forum for attorneys and legal professionals to advocate for the equal and fair treatment of Rhode Island’s LGBTQ residents through advocacy and education.
Rhode Island Bar Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Committee
The duty of this committee is to promote professional and educational opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Association and to promote for all members of the RIBA greater awareness of professional and educational programs relative to the legal issues affecting the LGBT community.
Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association
The mission of the RIWBA is to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession in the State of Rhode Island.