Working to Represent Every Rhode Islander


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Thank you for visiting the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy website. We believe that everyone has the right to excellent legal representation and it is our goal to make sure that all Rhode Islanders have access to the help they need. With that in mind, we hope that you find this site helpful, informative and easy to navigate.

"Incredible staff, incredible President. Geoffrey Schoos, CEO President of RICLAPP, defines the meaning of humanity by listening to his clients, caring about his clients and working tirelessly on his clients' behalf, advocating their needs and winning cases. I had the pleasure of working with Geoff and I consider myself fortunate for the experience. Thank you Geoff!"
Kara A. Abrams, Virtually Yours Today


The Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy is an IRC Section 501(c)(3) public charity that was incorporated in March 2008. Our mission is to provide access to legal services to low and modest income Rhode Islanders, small non-profit agencies and for-profit small businesses, as well as to develop public policy initiatives for the betterment of all Rhode Islanders. Since 2008, we have been working tirelessly on behalf of thousands of Rhode Islanders to ensure they receive the legal representation they require, regardless of their financial income.


The Rhode Island Center For Law And Public Policy is committed to ensuring that all Rhode Islanders, regardless of income, have the opportunity to access needed legal services. By doing so, we will not only improve the lives of individuals but also assist in building stronger and more vibrant communities. We believe that our communities thrive only when everyone is given the opportunity to succeed.

Your use of this website or email address to contact The Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy and its attorneys and staff or to inquire about legal services or legal advice does not create an attorney-client relationship. In the event that you wish to engage our services, we would initially need to (1) examine our files and records to ascertain whether or not representing you would create a conflict of interest with an existing RICLAPP client, (2) determine whether representing you is a matter we wish to undertake, and (3) establish an arrangement for our compensation. Therefore, no communication via this website or email address shall constitute or otherwise establish an attorney-client relationship. In addition, until an attorney-client relationship is established, please do not send any confidential information to us. Any information forwarded to us before an attorney-client relationship exists may not be deemed confidential or otherwise protected.

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