Rhode Island Lawyers for the Public Interest

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.

Postgraduate Fellowships

RWULaw graduates and others are encouraged to apply for legal fellowships with the Center for Justice.

Who We Are

The Rhode Island Center for Justice partners with community groups to protect legal rights and to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

What We Do

Protecting legal rights to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in Rhode Island.

Community Partners

The Center for Justice is committed to lawyering in support of community organizing and collective action.

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