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
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
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