Rhode Island Lawyers for the Public Interest

Center for Justice Announces New Executive Director

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:   John Willumsen-Friedman 401-491-1101 ext. 810 jwillumsen@centerforjustice.org PROVIDENCE, RI May 3, 2017 – The Rhode Island Center for Justice announced Jennifer Wood as the Center’s next Executive Director today.  The Rhode Island Center for Justiceis a non-profit public interest law center that partners with community groups to strengthen existing advocacy…

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April Update

Legal Advocacy Beyond the Courtroom Center for Justice Pushes Anti-Poverty Policy Agenda Workers’ Cooperative Bill In partnership with Fuerza Laboral, Jobs with Justice and other community advocates, the Center for Justice has spearheaded the drafting and introduction of groundbreaking legislation to facilitate the creation of workers’ cooperatives in Rhode Island.  House Bill 6001 and Senate…

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Justice for Breakfast with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

On January 23, 2017, the Center for Justice, with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, hosted an advocacy briefing and discussion for concerned lawyers to address anticipated changes in federal law and policy impacting low-income Rhode Islanders.

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The People's Fight for Water, Power, and Light

On October 25, 2016 the Center for Justice hosted The People’s Fight for Water, Power, and Light, a panel event and discussion on the crisis of public utility service termination in low-income communities across the United States and the work done by legal services providers and organizers to combat this challenge. Held in a packed room at…

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Center for Justice Educating New Lawyers, Promoting Pro Bono Legal Assistance

As part of our commitment to educating new lawyers and promoting the provision of pro bono legal services throughout the State, the Center for Justice has played host to numerous law students through internship and externship programs, served as a placement for post-graduate fellows from several States, and put on informational events and continuing legal…

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Consumers Win Shut Off Protections from National Grid

Consumers Win Shut Off Protections from National Grid, Continue Lawsuit Against State Division of Public Utilities and Carriers On April 26, 2016 Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Netti Vogel entered a Consent Order in a lawsuit filed last year by seriously ill and disabled utility consumers against National Grid and the State of Rhode Island’s…

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Center for Justice Welcomes New Staff Attorney on Board!

Welcome Curtis! The Center for Justice is proud to welcome Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez to the office as a RWULaw Fellow! As our newest Staff Attorney, Curtis is already rolling up his sleeves, meeting with clients and staffing clinics in the community.

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Relief for Medically Vulnerable Utility Consumers

The Center for Justice has obtained important relief for medically vulnerable utility consumers through a lawsuit recently filed against National Grid and the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.  Over several days of hearings in Rhode Island State Superior Court, Center for Justice attorneys and co-counsel Lynette Labinger successfully argued in support of…

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