Facing a legal case but don’t know how you’re going to pay for it? We found RI legal services that might be able to help you get an attorney.
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Have you heard of SoloSuit?
If you’ve been served with a lawsuit, you can use SoloSuit to help you file your answer. This service is so easy to use! You just need the Summons and Complaint you received to help you answer questions. When you’re done, the system will generate an answer that you can send to the court.
You can use the tool for free. For a small fee, you can also have them mail the Answer to the Court and the Plaintiff’s attorney. That’s what I’ve done in the past and it’s so much simpler than printing and delivering the copies yourself.
You could qualify for RI legal services.
Do you need an attorney? It can be hard to represent yourself if you’re going through a civil case, but that doesn’t have to be the only way to handle it! We found RI legal services that might be able to help you get the representation you need from a bar-certified attorney! These legal aid organizations typically only work with people who have civil cases. If you have a criminal case, you might be able to qualify for help through a public defender.
Get RI legal services if you’re a low income resident.
You might be able to find RI legal services through the Rhode Island Legal Help program. This program could provide assistance to people who are low-income and in need of legal representation for their civil case. If you meet the program requirements, you might be able to get an attorney who can represent you throughout the case.
The Pro Bono Volunteer Law program could provide help to people who are low-income and in need of assistance. They offer help through bar-certified attorneys and could provide answers to legal questions as well as advice and representation in some cases. You will need to meet their income requirements to get help through the program. They might also have other requirements you’ll need to meet to qualify for help through the program.
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Low-income residents of Rhode Island could get help through the Legal Services Corporation. This program might make it easier for you to find an attorney who can provide pro bono services for your case. You will need to meet income requirements to get help through this program. You might also have to provide proof of residency and meet other requirements depending on the assistance you’re seeking. The corporation is unable to represent every case they hear and might not be able to provide help to some people depending on the type of case they have.
We found more assistance for specialized cases.
If you’re a veteran, you could qualify for special legal assistance. This program is intended for veterans who need help with military-related legal issues as well as other civil legal issues. You might be able to find help through a bar certified attorney with one of the RI legal services organizations.
Try a law school clinic for help.
The Roger Williams University School of Law might be able to provide some help to people who are low-income and in need of legal advice. They do not offer legal representation, but they might be able to provide answers to your legal questions through their legal clinic. You will need to register in advance, but the clinic is free.
Do Rhode Island counties help?
While there are counties in Rhode Island, each county offers legal aid only under the general legal aid programs. There are not individual organizations that work with each county.
The bar association might be able to connect you with RI legal services!
You might be able to use the Rhode Island Bar Association to help you find an attorney who can help you with free services. They have a listing of pro bono attorneys who might be able to help on their own or through one of the legal aid organizations in the state. The bar association also has a listing of all the RI legal services programs in the state.
Can the ACLU help you?
The ACLU might be able to help you through their resources. While they don’t typically represent people who are in need of civil rights help, they do have information on RI legal services that could help you find an attorney.