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Local food advocates could be getting some legal help this fall, as the Conservation Law Foundation plans to offer free legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs in Rhode Island. more
The law firm of Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney LLP has announced it will establish an office in Boston and move to a modernized office suite downtown. more
Editor's note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Hours after a Rhode Island Superior … more
Paul D. Ragosta has been elected to serve on the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors. A 30-year veteran attorney and auditor, he is the first representative of the society's new Professional Affiliate Membership … more
Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
William J. Ferland, assistant U.S. attorney, has been appointed criminal chief in the R.I. U.S. Attorney's Office. A career prosecutor for more than 26 years, he earned his J.D. from New England School of Law. more
Sandra R. Hebert, assistant U.S. attorney, has been named deputy criminal chief in the Rhode Island U.S. Attorney's Office, where she has worked since 2006. She previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Texas and as an officer in the U.S. … more
The American Bar Association is considering a plan that would endanger the accreditation of any law school where fewer than three-quarters of the students pass the bar within two years. more
Whether financially strained municipalities should be allowed to claw back retiree benefits will likely be answered by the state's highest court, where three distinct suits appear headed. How the Supreme Court decides the question could set … more
A four-year investigation into the state's financial backing of failed 38 Studios LLC ended July 29 with no criminal charges. Or did it? State police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said the investigation found "no provable criminal … more
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