Legal Help For Seniors In RI

Legal Help for Seniors in RI

There are many private attorneys available to assist Rhode Islanders. Personal referrals are the most common way people find an attorney to meet their needs.

The Rhode Island Bar Association provides a range of public services from helping individuals choose a lawyer, find guidance on a range of legal issues, and offering legal assistance programs for the elderly and economically-disadvantaged. The Rhode Island Bar association offers guidance on selecting an attorney to meet your needs.


RI Bar Association
41 Sharpe Dr
Cranston, RI

The RI Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service for the Elderly provides individuals aged 60 or older a free, half-hour consultation with an attorney. In many communities, this Rhode Island Bar Association  holds legal clinics or Ask a Lawyer programs. at senior organizations or Ask A Lawyer programs designed to provide you with information concerning relatively simple matters.


Lawyer Referral Service and Reduced Fee Program 401-421-7799

Volunteer Lawyer Program 401-421-7758

US Armed Forces Legal Services Project 401-521-5040


Rhode Island Disability Law Center
275 Westminster Street, Suite 401
Providence, RI 02903

RIDLC provides free legal assistance to persons with disabilities. When you call you will be asked your name address, phone number, type of disability and what the problem is that you need help with. The information is then reviewed to determine if RIDLC is able to assist you.

They may help with:

  • Providing information and referral to other agencies that can help you
  • Offering individual advice and representation on priority legal issues
  • Advocating for systems change to benefit groups of people with disabilities
  • Investigating allegations of abuse or neglect in settings that serve people with disabilities


Rhode Island Legal Services
56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903

50 Washington
Newport, RI 02840

Rhode Island Legal Services Senior Citizens Program helps low-income persons 60 and older with legal advice and assistance on government benefits: appeals of denials, landlord-tenant disputes, subsidized housing admission, consumer issues, family law.


Rhode Island Office of the Mental Health Advocate
RI Medical Center John O. Pastore Center
57 Howard Ave., 4th Floor
Cranston, RI 02920

The  Office  of  the  Mental  Health  Advocate  is  an  independent  state  agency staffed  by  attorneys who  provide  an  array  of  free  legal,  investigative, and  advocacy  services,  regardless  of  age,  to prevent  inappropriate  admissions  to  psychiatric  facilities,  to  protect  the  rights  and  enhance  the dignity  of  persons  in  mental  health  treatment  and  inpatient  substance  abuse  treatment,  and  to reduce the stigma associated with mental disabilities and substance abuse addictions

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