Legal Issues  
Finding a Lawyer

Older people, persons with disabilities and the people who care for them are often concerned about legal issues like wills, power of attorney and guardianship. If you need help finding a lawyer to advise you about issues of this kind, please call:

• RI Bar Association’s Legal Information and Referral Service at 521-5040 or TTY 421-1666.

• Meals on Wheels Volunteer Guardianship Program at 351-6700 for information on becoming a volunteer guardian.

• Rhode Island Legal Services maintains offices in Providence and Newport that help low income seniors and people with disabilities with legal advice and assistance. The Providence numbers are 274-2652 and 1-800-662-5034. The Newport numbers are 846-2264 and 1-800-637-4529.

• The Rhode Island Disability Law Center at 831-3150 provides free legal services to persons with disabilities on disability related issues.

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