Our Principal Priorities Include

Inspiring Equal Justice

  • But more than anything else, we have learned that legal assistance for the poor, when properly provided, is one of the most constructive ways to help them help themselves

    President Richard Nixon

  • Equality before the law in a true democracy is a matter of right. It cannot be a matter of charity or of favor or of grace or of discretion

    Justice Wiley Rutledge

  • Service is the rent we pay for living. It is not something to do in your spare time; it is the very purpose of life

    Marion Wright Edelman

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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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