Students' Right to an Education
On November 28, 2018, the Center for Justice filed a federal class action suit on behalf of all Rhode Island public-school students, asserting that they have a Constitutional right to an education that is being denied in underfunded school districts.
Tenant Advocacy Project
Through bi-monthly clinics, Center for Justice staff attorneys provide brief advice, counsel and where appropriate, full legal representation for low-income tenants struggling with substandard conditions issues.
Wage Justice Project
Twice a month, Center for Justice staff attorneys operate a workers’ rights legal clinic and provide legal assistance to Fuerza Laboral’s members who face challenges ranging from denial of unemployment benefits, to wage theft, to workplace discrimination.
Protections for Utility Consumers
Thanks to litigation by the Center for Justice and the George Wiley Center, National Grid overhauled its customer service, debt collection, and termination policies and practices affecting more than 3,000 seriously ill and disabled electric and gas utility consumers throughout the State.
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