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Abandonment, Nov. 96:5(45)

Abortion, Jun./Jul. 90:11(38)

Access to Public Records Act (R.I.), Nov. 97:19(46)

Accounting, trust funds, May 81:8(29)

ACLU, Dec. 82:14(31), Dec. 91:11(40), Nov./Dec. 09:33(58)

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

see AIDS

Actions

see also Bail; Courts; Equity; Fair trials; Jurisdiction; Jury trials; Litigation; Pretrial practice; Private causes/rights of action; Sanctions; Settlements; Statutes of limitation; Stays; Trials; Venue

  • Class, Jan. 74:8(22), Mar. 75:5(23), Apr. 87:14(35), Sept./Oct. 03:5(52), Nov./Dec. 04:29(53)
  • Duplicative, May/Jun. 04:9(52)
  • Frivolous, Apr. 97:7(45)

ADA

see Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Addiction, Nov. 91:6(40), Nov. 91:7(40)

Administrative Adjudication Court, Oct. 97:11(46)

Administrative Adjudication Division

see also Courts

  • Environmental matters, Dec. 92:21(41)
  • Traffic violations, Mar. 76:6(24)

Administrative law

  • Appeals, May 94:13(42)
  • Judicial oversight, Apr. 79:7(27)
  • Release, property subject to tax liens, Oct. 58:1(7)
  • Rulemaking, negotiated, Apr. 98:5(46)

Admiralty

see also Jones Act; Marine commerce; Seaman

  • Generally, Oct. 95:13(44), Jan. 00:7(48)

Admission to the bar, Mar. 59:3(7)

Adoption

see also Children

  • Generally, Jan. 56:1(4)
  • Registry, Mar. 94:17(42)

ADR

see Alternative dispute resolution

Adverse Possession

see Real property

Advertising

Advertising

see also Attorneys; Marketing

  • Generally, Mar. 81:10(29), Apr. 81:11(29), Jun./Jul. 95:13(43), Apr. 97:11(45)

Advisory opinions

see Rhode Island Supreme Court

Affidavits

see Medical affidavits

AIDS

  • Discrimination, May 87:20(35)
  • Transmission, Nov. 93:5(42)

Airplane crashes

see also Aviation

  • Generally, Feb. 63:3(11), May/Jun. 07:19(55)

Alcohol

see Alcoholism; Blood alcohol concentration; Breathalyzer tests; Chemical tests; Dram shop liability; Drunk driving; Field sobriety test; Social host liability

Alcoholism, Jan. 77:5(25), Apr. 81:6(29), Jun. 83:16(31), Jan. 88:5(36), Jun./Jul. 89:7(37), Nov. 91:6(40), Jul./Aug. 04:23(53)

Alimony, Nov. 57:3(6), Jun. 79:25(27), Nov. 79:5(28), Oct. 94:5(43)

Alternative dispute resolution

see also Arbitration

  • Generally, Feb. 86:9(34), May 88:35(36), Sept./Oct. 07:5(56)

American Bar Association, 1905 meeting at Narragansett Pier, Jun. 62:1(10)

American Civil Liberties Union

see ACLU

American history

see also American Bar Association; Amistad case; Creole case; Dorr Rebellion; Rhode Island Bar; Rhode Island Bar Association; Rhode Island history; Slavery; Superior Court; United States Constitution; United States Supreme Court

  • Generally, Nov. 92:19(41), Oct. 95:9(44)

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Oct. 91:11(40), Mar./Apr. 02:5(50), May/Jun. 02:11(50)

Ames, Honorable Samuel, May/Jun. 03:9(51)

Amistad case, Jan 98:11(46)

Ancillary jurisdiction

see also Jurisdiction

  • Generally, Feb. 91:5(39)

Angell, Joseph K., May/Jun. 03:9(51)

Anti-Kickback Provision, Jan. 96:9(44)

Ante-nuptial contracts

see Premarital agreements

Antisocial personality, Oct. 93:5(42)

Antitrust

see also Tying

  • Generally, Mar. 69:3(17), Apr. 69:4(17), Jan 81:6(29), May 81:5(29), Dec. 82:4(31), Jan. 92:9(40), Apr. 92:5(40), Nov. 94:7(43)

Appeals

see also Appellate practice

  • Administrative, May 94:13(42)
  • Probate, Mar. 98:15(46)
  • Standard of review, Nov./Dec. 06:5(55)

Appellate practice

see also Appeals

  • Generally, Mar. 76:4(24), Feb. 79:1(27), Oct. 79:4(28), Jan. 98:21(46), Dec. 98:5(47)

Apple MacIntosh, Dec. 87:15(36)

Aquaculture, May 96:13:44)

Arbitration

see also Alternative dispute resolution; Mediation; Public Works Arbitration Act

  • Generally, Jan. 57:8(5), Nov. 85:8(34), Feb. 88:5(36), May 89:5(37), Jun./Jul. 89:27(37), Oct. 89:17(38), Oct. 91:17(40), Nov. 91:13(40), Jan./Feb. 12:13(60)

Armed services

see also Military law; U.S.S. Pueblo

  • Generally, Jun. 61:3(9)

Arrest

  • Foreign nationals, Nov./Dec. 01:7(50)
  • Interjurisdictional, Mar./Apr. 04:19(52)
  • Rights following, May 93:13(41)

Art

see also Taxation, shelters

  • Generally, May 84:6(32)
  • Galleries, consignments, Apr. 96:13(44)
  • Tax shelters

Artists, Mar. 96:7(44), Apr. 96:9(44), Apr. 96:19(44)

Asbestos litigation, Jun./Jul. 87:40(35)

Asermely v. Allstate Insurance Co., Nov. 00:9(49), Nov. 00:15(49)

Assault

see Criminal law and procedure

Assessments, real property

see also Taxation

  • Generally, Jun./Jul. 86:10(34)

Assumption of risk, Oct. 96:15(45)

Atticus Finch, May 98:17(46)

Attorney General

  • Civil actions, Jun./Jul. 91:9(39)
  • Criminal actions, Dec. 69:1(18)

Attorneys

see also Alcoholism; Automation; Clerkships; Client Security Fund; Clients; Computers; Conflict of interest; Criminal law and procedure; Death penalty, pro bono representation; Ethics; Insurance, legal malpractice; IOLTA; Law office management; Legal aid; Paralegals; Power of attorney; Practice of law; Prepaid legal services; Professional responsibility; Prosecutors; Public defenders; Quantum meruit; Unauthorized practice of law

  • Generally, Feb. 64:1(12), Jun. 00:15(48), Sep./Oct. 02:13(51)
  • Admission to the bar, Mar. 59:3(7)
  • Advertising, Mar. 72:4(20), Mar. 81:10(29), Apr. 81:11(29), Dec. 81:7(30), Nov. 85:8(34), Dec. 86:20(35), Mar. 93:39(41), Jun./Jul. 95:13(43)
  • Alcoholism, Jan. 77:5(25), Apr. 81:6(29)
  • Arbitration proceedings, May 89:5(37)
  • Bar association confidential assistance program, Nov. 91:7(40)
  • Bar association programs, Dec. 90:23(39), Apr. 91:25(39)
  • Billing practices, Apr. 01:21(49), May/Jun. 08:27(56)
  • Billing statements, Jun. 59:3(7), Jan. 79:19(27), Jan 81:10(29), May 86:25(34)
  • Blacks, Apr. 74:13(22)
  • Career options, Dec. 84:18(33), Jan. 87:14(35)
  • Civility, Nov. 00:13(49), Mar. 01:21(49), Sept./Oct. 08:9(57)
  • Clerkship requirement, Mar. 59:3(7)
  • Client files, Apr. 82:9(30)
  • Client complaints, Dec. 80:7(29)
  • Client interviews, Mar./Apr. 10:25(58)
  • Client privilege/communications, Nov. 89:13(38) Mar. 92:31(40), Nov. 94:17(43), Feb. 95:7(43), Mar./Apr. 10:9(58), Sept./Oct. 12:5(61)
  • Client relationships, Jan. 67:7(15), Jan. 79:19(27), Feb. 80:6(28), Oct. 80:5(29), Apr. 82:6(30), Dec. 83:4(32), Nov. 84:18(33), Apr. 98:9(46), Sep./Oct. 02:7(51), Sept./Oct. 08:29(57), Jan./Feb. 11:11(59), May/Jun. 11:21(59), Nov./Dec. 12:9(61), Nov./Dec. 12:31(61)
  • Confidential Assistance Program, Jan./Feb. 04:27(52)
  • Conflict of interest, Oct. 74:4(23), Mar. 75:3(23), Jan./Feb. 11:11(59)
  • Continuing education, Feb. 83:15(31), Mar. 93:39(41), Feb. 01:11(49)
  • Discharge, Mar. 91:5(39)
  • Disciplinary proceedings, Nov. 80:18(29), Apr. 81:6(29), Mar. 88:26(36), Mar. 88:27(36), May 88:30(36), Mar. 93:39(41)
  • Economics, Apr. 60:6(8)
  • Fee schedules, May 57:1(5), May 72:5(20)
  • Fee splitting, Feb. 95:19(43)
  • Fees, Jun. 59:3(7), May 64:3(12), Jan 81:10(29), Dec. 82:14(31), Mar. 83:22(31), Nov. 88:13(37), Nov. 89:15(38), Mar. 91:5(39), Feb. 94:5(42), Apr. 01:21(49), Nov./Dec. 03:11(52)
  • Fictional characters, May 98:17(46)
  • Firm names, Jun. 00:31(48)
  • Firms, Feb. 81:11(29), Mar. 88:14(36), Jan. 01:5(49)
  • Foreign counsel, Nov. 76:2(25), Jan. 87:10(35)
  • Hiring processes, Oct. 85:8(34)
  • History, May/Jun. 03:9(51)
  • Holistic, Nov./Dec. 12:31(61)
  • Income, Jan. 64:1(12)
  • Incorporation, Apr. 70:1(18)
  • Job satisfaction, May/Jun. 05:23(53)
  • Legal checkups, Mar. 61:1(9)
  • Malpractice, Feb. 78:2(26), Feb. 80:6(28), Jun. 83:14(31), Oct. 84:22(33), Nov. 84:18(33), Jan. 85:12(33), Jan. 87:17(35), Oct. 95:15(44), Apr. 98:9(46)
  • Media representations, Mar. 65:3(13)
  • Medicaid planning, Jun./Jul. 98:9(46)
  • Mental health, May/Jun. 05:23(53), Jul./Aug. 08:39(57)
  • Mentoring, Mar. 01:23(49), May/Jun. 08:27(56)
  • Military, Mar. 87:23(35)
  • Networking, May/Jun. 08:27(56)
  • New, tips, Sept./Oct. 10:29(59)
  • Peace, Mar. 70:7(18)
  • Percentage fees, Feb. 95:19(43)
  • Perspective, Dec. 00:23(49)
  • Professionalism, May 84:4(32), May 94:25(42), Nov. 00:13(49), Sept./Oct. 10:15(59)
  • Public relations, Dec. 64:3(13), Jan. 66:3(14),May 74:10(22)
  • Real property, Feb. 61:3(9)
  • Record keeping, Mar. 93:39(41)
  • Referrals, Mar. 60:3(8), May 73:5(21), Dec. 88:27(37), Feb. 95:19(43)
  • Registration fees, Oct. 98:21(47)
  • Reinstatement to bar, Nov. 79:15(28)
  • Resignation from bar, Nov. 79:15(28)
  • Right to, Feb. 65:1(13), Oct. 74:4(23)
  • Social security, Oct. 54:7(3)
  • Specialization, Mar. 79:5(27)
  • Stress management, Oct. 89:19(38), Feb. 99:19(47); Jun./Jul. 99:25(47), Jun./Jul. 01:9(49)
  • Taxation, Nov. 86:12(35), Nov. 93:17(42), Nov. 94:17(43)
  • Temporary placements, Feb. 91:13(39)
  • Volunteer, Dec. 91:11(40)
  • Women, May 57:7(5), Oct. 75:4(24), Nov. 91:7(40), Nov./Dec. 01:11(50), Jan./Feb. 10:37(58), Sept./Oct. 10:31(59)
  • Work product, Feb. 95:7(43), Nov./Dec. 07:25(56)
  • Young Lawyer Committee, created, Dec. 88:25(37)

Attractive nuisance

see Torts

Audits

see Taxation

Automatic stays, Jan. 95:7(43)

Automation

see also Computers; Courts; E-mail; Federal courts; Internet; Privacy; Shareware; Technology

  • Generally, Dec. 71:8(20), Apr. 85:4(33), Apr. 85:12(33), Apr. 85:17(33), Apr. 85:24(33), Dec. 87:4(36), Dec. 87:14(36), Dec. 87:18(36), Oct. 89:15(38), Dec. 96:5(45)
  • Fax computer cards, Jan. 91:13(39)
  • Mistakes, Feb. 88:20(36)
  • Myths, Mar. 84:4(32)
  • Training, Feb. 90:21(38)

Automobiles

see also Drunk driving; Insurance

  • Accident, Mar./Apr. 09:17(57)
  • Cell phone use, Mar./Apr. 09:17(57)

Autopsy, Apr. 65:3(13)

Avery, Reverend Ephraim K., May 99:5(47)

Aviation

see also Airplane crashes

  • Generally, Dec. 65:7(14)

Awards, personal injury, Jun./Jul. 95:5(43)

 


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