Rhode Island Lawyers for the Public Interest

Activities & Updates


Justice for Breakfast

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. The event, attended by more than 30 legal practitioners and community leaders, was the first in a series of “Justice for …


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 …


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 …


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. Curtis graduated with his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law. …



The Rhode Island Center for Justice thanks its inaugural grantors for their support in this critical time!   Our deepest gratitude goes out to:   The Catholic Campaign for Human Development ~~~~~ The Dexter Donation Fund  ~~~~~~~   Rhode Island Association for Justice Endowment Fund  ~~~~~~~~~   The United Way of Rhode Island  ~~~~~~~~ Through our partnerships …


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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