Flanders to join R.I. Center for Freedom & Prosperity board, adding litigation capacity

PROVIDENCE – Former R.I. Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr. has joined the board of directors of the conservative advocacy organization Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, the nonprofit announced Monday.

The addition of Flanders is a move to add litigation capability to the think tank.

“As a long-time admirer of the Center’s work, I look forward to exploring with Mike Stenhouse the viability of building a new strategic litigation capacity for our organization,” said Flanders in a statement.

Flanders is currently a partner at Whalen, Corrente & Flanders LLP.

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The organization said that the addition of internal legal capacity is a trend among think tanks around the country.