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.
Tax and Business Law Society
The objective of the Tax Law and Business Society is to promote and encourage the study of taxation and business topics, and to develop strong relationships and network opportunities with business leaders and tax law professionals.
In the upcoming year, the organization will have a variety of events to provide networking opportunities to with professionals in the diverse fields of business and tax law.
Additionally, we are working towards securing guest speakers and will be presenting workshops for students. In the fall, we will be having one for students about the basics of financial statements, focusing on income statements and balance sheet, and how to read them which will should help those students particularly in classes like Business Organizations.
Our primary service activity is the annual VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program where students are certified to help at the local VITA centers with income tax preparation. This program is approved by the Feinstein Institute to count towards a student’s required public service requirement. Information typically is sent out in November for sign ups for students interested in participating in this program.