Rhode Island Legal Services (RILS)

The state's major law firm for low-income people with civil legal problems. Has offices in Providence and Newport.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Rhode Island
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: RILS
Lists: LSC, LawHelp

RILS is the state’s major law firm for low-income people with civil legal problems. 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.

Their old website is still up as of April 2015: http://www.rils.org/


Blog Post

Protecting Taxpayers from Abuse

Martha Bergmark
Huffington Post
April 14, 2014
Civil legal aid groups, their lawyers and volunteers play an important role in protecting low-income taxpayers against abuse by tax preparers and minimizing the drain from taxpayers pocketbooks.

This page last modified: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 1:15 pm ET