June 20, 2012
From R.I. LAWYERS WEEKLY: "Legal luminaries gather to support pro bono project" by R.I. Lawyers Weekly Staff
June 18, 2012: The Pro Bono Collaborative at Roger Williams University School of Law held its third annual cocktail reception, “Only in Rhode Island,” at One Citizens Plaza in Providence. More than 100 members of the bench, bar, faculty, staff, alumni and students came together to celebrate and raise funds for the PBC, which provides legal services to low-income Ocean State citizens....
November 28, 2011
From the PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "RWU, lawyers expand pro bono aid" by Denise Perreault, PBN Staff Writer
Nov. 28, 2011: Few people will work for free, especially if a person spent thousands of dollars and an unknown amount of hard work to obtain a professional degree such as that required to practice law.
But lawyers, more than many other professionals, do offer services free of charge in the form of work commonly called “pro bono,” aimed at helping indigent members of society deal with...
October 20, 2011
Bristol, R.I., Oct. 20, 2011: Business lawyers have resources. Low-income communities have legal needs. The Pro Bono Collaborative (PBC) at Roger Williams University School of Law brings them together to serve poor and underserved communities throughout the region.
Tapping into the expertise of transactional lawyers to serve the greater community is a national model and part of the successes being celebrated Oct. 23 – 29 as part of the National Pro Bono Celebration sponsored by the ABA Standing...
October 12, 2011
Building on the extraordinary success of the annual National Pro Bono Celebrations in 2009 and 2010 , the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring the Celebration again this year October 23 through 29, 2011. See what's happening at RWU School of Law and around the country, visit the ABA's website: http://www.probono.net/celebrateprobono/
October 01, 2011
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (formerly Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP) has signed on to assist the Grand Divas kinship caregivers in understanding their options with respect to wills and related instruments. Grand Divas is an organization of kinship caregivers who have taken on the daunting job of raising their children’s children. Many of their members are elderly and concerned about how the children they’re caring for will be provided for in the event of their death. An...
September 23, 2011
On Tuesday evenings at Fuerza Laborale in Central Falls, attorney Amy Retsinas, Esq,. a Skadden Fellow at Rhode Island Legal Services Inc., and two law students, John Reyes and Alexandra Hudd, are providing advice and counsel to low-income workers who are the victims of wage theft.
Project launch meeting in September 2011 at Fuerza Laboral's office.Pictured left to right: Josie Shagwert, Executive Director of Fuerza Laboral,Amy Retsinas Romero, Esq. RILS Staff Attorney, John Reyes RWU...
September 15, 2011
The PBC Expungement Project with Nixon Peabody LLP recently held its first clinic at the RI Coalition for the Homeless' offices in Pawtucket. In a two hour period, Attorney Tim Baldwin and RWU Law 3L Jaime Rogers met with over 15 individuals and either helped them understand why their records were not eligible for expungement or agreed to assist them in getting their records expunged. The clinic was highlighted in a Providence Journal article on September 30.
September 10, 2011
The Pro Bono Collaborative is thrilled to welcome the law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP. The law firm will be working on two new projects: The OpenDoors Non-Profit Project and the Year Up Criminal Law and Employment Project. Burns & Levinson LLP will be providing OpenDoors with advice and counsel relating to a newly purchased building that will act as the organization's main office and provide 19 units of permanent supportive housing.
The law firm will also provide presentations to Year...
August 15, 2011
Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman LLP will be helping Singing Out Against Hunger (SOAH), a Tiverton-based organization that raises money for local anti-hunger initiatives, primarily through an annual concert series. The law firm and third year law student, Nels Schnobrich, will assist the organization in establishing their 501(c)(3) status.
Project launch meeting in August 2011. Pictured left to right: Michelle Angell, Ceileidh Siegel,Jane Bitto, Heather Kilmartin, Esq. and Tim Groves,...