The Citizens’ Law School is a public service program offered by the Rhode Island Association for Justice.  This is a unique opportunity to familiarize the general public with our civil justice system and provide an opportunity to learn about the practice of law. The Citizens' Law School deals with topics that affect everyday life and presentations are given by local attorneys and judges.

Topics vary from year to year.  Each spring we offer a new series of six classes on variouos topics of the law. Past series have included classes on Constitutional, Criminal, Elder, Family, Immigration and Landlord/Tenant Law as well as Medical Negligence, legal issues concerning you and your pets, Personal Injury & Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation and the Judicial System.

"Everyday we read or hear about specific legal issues people are dealing with in their daily lives.  And, quite honestly, some of those issues can seem a bit complicated", says Providence attorney Mark Gemma, RIAJ Past-President. The aim of this program is to address some of the more complex legal issues we hear about, to explore how laws are created and to examine the role of attorneys and judges in the legal process.

If you would like more information about the Citizens' Law School or be added to our mailing list for future series, please contact:
Lisa St. Pierre
Executive Director

Notice:  The Citizens' Law School, sponsored by RIAJ and initiated in 1994, is not an accredited law school and will not serve to prepare students to sit for state bar exams.