Our Principal Priorities Include

Inspiring Equal Justice

  • The law should be a shield for the weak and powerless, not a club for the powerful.

    Gov. Roy Barnes

  • Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.


  • It is the daily; it is the small; it is the cumulative injuries of little people that we are here to protect....If we are able to keep our democracy, there must be once commandment: THOU SHALT NOT RATION JUSTICE.

    Learned Hand

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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.