A Message from RI Bar President Victoria Almeida

Newly elected Rhode Island Bar Association President Victoria Almeida has a great message of service directed at the members of the Rhode Island bar:
Dear Colleagues:

As attorneys we face challenges every day.  To advocate we must call much into question and formalize objections.  Today, promoting the role of advocate, I am asking if you will compete in the “Challenge of Greater Justice for All” during the months of September and October.  It is only through your participation that we can keep justice accessible for our poorest citizens.

Your care for  and involvement with the neediest in our Rhode Island community through the RI Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program, the Elderly Pro Bono Program or the new US Armed Forces Legal Services Project will highlight the spirit of the National Pro Bono Celebration this October. More importantly, your participation will guarantee representation for an individual or family in desperate need of legal assistance.

So, please contact our Public Services Director, Sue Fontaine, to focus your gift of service and accept one of the many and worthwhile Pro Bono cases waiting for placement.  Cases are available in almost every area of civil law.  You may email Sue at sfontaine@ribar.com or telephone her at 421-7799 for further information.

Our profession, more than any other, has a rich tradition of serving those in need during perilous times in history.  Now is the time and this is our moment to come together to Face the Challenge of Greater Justice for All.


Victoria M. Almeida


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