Legal Center helps those who need it

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Jennifer Wood, foreground, executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice, helps provide legal access for those who either cannot afford it or don’t know they qualify for it. Helping out are interns Sydney Anderson, left, and Tallia Akay. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Jennifer Wood, foreground, executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice, helps provide legal access for those who either cannot afford it or don’t know they qualify for it. Helping out are interns Sydney Anderson, left, and Tallia Akay. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
The legal landscape in Rhode Island changed several years ago, when a public-interest law center focused on the needs of families and individuals with low incomes opened shop. Until the Rhode Island Center for Justice was created in 2014, people who couldn’t afford their own lawyers often went without legal assistance. For some, this meant…

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