In The Community
 
The Rhode Island Association for Justice strives to serve not only its members in the practice of law, but also to bring an understanding of the legal system to the general public as well. In keeping with our mission to educate and protect, the Rhode Island Association for Justice is in our communities doing just that. 
 
Bike Helmet Program
 
According to AAA Southern New England, 350,000 people are injured in bike crashes each year, and almost one-third sustain some type of brain trauma. The Rhode Island Association for Justice Association has designed a program to help lower those deadly statistics. For 10 years now, the attorneys at RIAJ have donated over 6,000 helmets to elementary school children with the goal of putting helmets on the heads of children riding bikes, skateboards or inline skates without protective headgear. In addition, RIAJ wants to bring attention to the law passed by the RI General Assembly in 1998 requiring children 15 years and younger to wear a bicycle helmet. Helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and brain injury by as much as 88 percent. We will continue to help protect our heads - it’s a no-brainer!
 
 
Citizens’ Law School
 
For the past 15 years we have been bringing The Citizens’ Law School to the people of Rhode Island. Each Spring RIAJ offers a series of 6 classes on various topics of the law taught by lawyers and judges. The aim of the Citizens’ Law School is to address the legal issues people are dealing with in their daily lives, to unravel some of the more complex legal problems, to explore how laws are created and to examine the role of attorneys and judges in the legal process.

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