By Katie Mulvaney
I have had the good fortune of covering the courts in Rhode Island for The Providence Journal since 2009. I relish the beat for both its emotional and legal elements. It keeps me engaged and...
RWU Law students have come from almost every state, hundreds of undergraduate institutions, and nations as diverse as Canada, China, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Liberia, Russia, South Korea and Zimbabwe.
July 20, 2016 | In the MediaFrom Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: “Bar: ruling on fee motions to add expense, complexity” by Sheri Qualters July 20, 2016: A recent state Supreme Court decision finding that affidavits or testimony supporting counsel fee motions should come from a Rhode Island bar member who is not part of the case brings clarity and consistency to the process but also makes it more costly and complicated, practitioners say. The Supreme Court vacated Superior Court Judge Bennett R. Gallo’s decision to award...
June 03, 2013 |From Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: "Lawyer challenges fee reduction, with some success" by Julie McMahon CRANSTON, R.I., May 27, 2013: After devoting more than 74 hours to O’Connor v. Colvin, Cranston lawyer Stephen P. Maguire [RWU Law '96] believed the fee request he submitted under the Equal Access to Justice Act was perfectly reasonable. The Social Security Administration apparently thought otherwise: The agency’s commissioner contested Maguire’s $13,000 fee — at an hourly rate of $180.59 —...