We wish to welcome you to our web site. Every year, thousands of
low income individuals and families seek legal advice and assistance from Rhode
Island Legal Services. Our clients are as diverse as our state, encompassing
all races, ethnic groups and ages. RILS is the State's major law firm for
low-income people with civil legal problems.
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.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.'s vision is for
a fair, just and equitable legal system, which is accessible to all members of
the community without discrimination and to eliminate barriers to justice through
high quality legal services, education, and community partnerships. We envision
a state where low-income people have access to services and resources to meet
their basic needs and where all residents can vindicate their legal rights and
be treated fairly throughout the civil justice system.