Professor Peter Margulies talks to the Providence Journal about seeking solutions for affordable legal representation in Rhode Island.

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Professor Peter Margulies talks to the Providence Journal about seeking solutions for affordable legal representation in Rhode Island.

From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: R.I. weighs choices on legal menu” by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer

Professor Peter MarguliesPROVIDENCE (March 24, 2013) — Paying for some of the best legal representation in Rhode Island can run $650 an hour or more, placing top-of-the-line legal services beyond the reach of most people. […]

“Every time you appear in court, the cash register rings. … I think you have a lot of people frozen out of legal services,” said Peter S. Margulies, a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law who also serves on the bar association committee. He added: “People can’t afford the Cadillac model of legal services, but they might be able to afford a Ford.”

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