Our Principal Priorities Include

Inspiring Equal Justice

  • This is our special duty, that if anyone specially needs our help, we should give him such help to the utmost of our power.

    Cicero

  • Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.

    Shirley Chisholm

  • One vote, one act or one person can change the course of history "I also thought of the lawyers who daily and tirelessly labor in the vineyards of justice - men and women who represent their clients with integrity, ethics and professionalism, and who think nothing of it as that is what lawyers do. Yet, often these individuals are the very people who change the world.

    Martha W. Barnett

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Our Mission

Rhode Island Legal Services provides high quality legal assistance and representation to low-income individuals and eligible client groups for the purpose of improving their economic condition and overall wellbeing by protecting and enforcing legal rights, stabilizing the family unit and communities where clients live, promoting self reliance, ending domestic violence, preventing homelessness, affording dignity to all people, and reaching out to groups with added burdens on their ability to access the civil justice system.

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