Please Consider Accepting a Pro Bono Divorce Case

05/22/2019 -The Volunteer Lawyer Program has many low-income clients who need assistance filing for divorce. Most of these clients have neither children nor assets. Providing clients with the great service of pro bono representation (even just one case!) can make a big difference in the lives of our clients, and is also appreciated by our Judiciary. If you are reluctant to take a case because this is an unfamiliar area of law, we can provide attorney mentors for VLP cases. Please contact VLP Coordinator John Ellis at (401) 421-7758 or jellis@ribar.com for more information. Some cases currently in need of placement are listed below. Thank you for your consideration.

1. Divorce not yet filed, Providence - Client is wife. There are neither kids nor assets. She has been separated from her husband for 10 years.

2. Divorce, not yet filed, Providence - Client is wife. Couple has been married for 16 years. There are no minor children or assets. Husband still lives with her. 

3. Divorce/DV, not yet filed, Providence - Client is wife. She has a restraining order against her husband. Couple has been married for 19 years and separated since January 2019. They have a 20-year-old child who is in college. Couple owns a house which has a balance of $92K, but client isn't sure what the value is.