Rhode Island


For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.helprilaw.org/Home/PublicWeb

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

There are no military legal assistance offices in Rhode Island. See locations in neighboring states.

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

Institute For Labor Studies & Research
99 Bald Hill Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-463-9900
Fax: 401-463-8190

Counties Served:
Type of Cases Accepted:
Employment Law

Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts
PO Box 19
Saunderstown, RI 02874
Phone: 401-789-5686
Fax: 401-789-5686

Counties Served:
Type of Cases Accepted:
Arts and entertainment law matters

Rhode Island Family Advocacy Program
PO Box 2571, 400
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 595-7594

Counties Served:

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Rhode Island Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
115 Cedar St.
Providence, RI 02903-1082
General Phone No: 401-421-7799
TTY Phone: 401-421-1666
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Counties Served: Statewide
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law. 
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel, Pro Bono Panel

Military-Specific Programs:

Armed Forces Legal Services Project

The Rhode Island Bar Association United States Armed Forces Legal Services Project is specifically designed to provide those serving in the military and their families with legal assistance. Coordinated with the Attorney-Advisor at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, volunteer attorneys directly represent military personnel by accepting civil law cases including family law, probate issues, landlord/tenant, real estate, contracts, consumer, bankruptcy, collections, employment, immigration/naturalization, and income tax. For additional information on this project, contact the Lawyer Referral Service at: (401) 421-7799 or by email eking@ribar.com.