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.
November 14, 2014 | In the MediaFrom Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: "Legal Luminaries Celebrate Pro Bono Collaborative" November 10, 2014: More than 150 guests attended the Pro Bono Collaborative (PBC)’s 5th Annual Cocktail Reception at One Citizens Plaza Rotunda in downtown Providence, R.I. Community leaders and prominent members of the bench and bar, as well as students, faculty, alumni from Roger Williams University School of Law all gathered to celebrate and support the PBC, which partners Rhode Island law firms and...
May 06, 2013 |From WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "Bonus Q+A: Elorza on Trying to Put Vacant Buildings to New Use" by Ian Donnis Roger Williams University Law School professor Jorge Elorza, a Housing Court judge in Providence, joins us on Bonus Q+A to talk about housing, economic development, Latino politics, and his own future plans. To listen, click here.
January 03, 2013 |From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Battling abandoned property: Judge Jorge Elorza wants to hold banks accountable for foreclosed homes" by Alisha A. Pina, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE (Jan. 3, 2013) — The courtroom is full, but no one from Deutsche Bank is present. “Where is your client?” Housing Court Judge Jorge O. Elorza sternly asks the bank’s lawyer. “Help me understand why the subpoena wasn’t honored.” [...] Besides being a judge, Elorza is a law professor at Roger Williams University...bank, court, elorza, foreclosure, housing, judge, law, professor, projo, providence, Roger Williams, RWU
February 17, 2012 |From GoLocalProv: "RWU Law Professor Appointed to RI Foundation Board" by the GoLocalProv News Team PROVIDENCE, February 17, 2012: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his appointment of Roger Williams University School of Law Professor Jorge O. Elorza to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. “Professor Elorza is the perfect candidate for the Rhode Island Foundation’s Board of Directors,” Governor Chafee said. “He is a true Rhode Island success story. The son of...