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Feds toughen marijuana stance

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently signaled that federal prosecutors may once again enforce U.S. law in prosecuting people involved in the cultivation, distribution...

Pot use now a gamble

Prohibition-lite: That’s President Donald Trump’s marijuana policy set out in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ guidance to U.S. attorneys, encouraging them to enforce federal pot...
EFFECTING CHANGE: Judith Savage, Roger Williams University School of Law distinguished juris in residence, created an educational forum on mass incarceration that led to the rewriting of seven state probation and parole laws to prioritize correctional methods other than incarceration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU mass incarceration forum leads to updated probation, parole laws

It was “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, that led Judith Savage to build a forum...

Paul Sanford Named Trusts and Estates Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”...

Burns & Levinson partner Paul Sanford has been named the Rhode Island “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates Litigation by Best Lawyers...

George Chaclas Joins Burns & Levinson as Partner in Intellectual Property...

George Chaclas recently joined Burns & Levinson as a partner in its Intellectual Property (IP) Group. Chaclas has over 19 years of experience developing...
JOSE F. BATISTA Law Firm opened on Broad St. in Providence recently. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU law grads go solo, as industry rebounds from recession

In the almost three years since he graduated from the Ocean State’s sole law school – Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol...

New firms good for R.I. legal scene

Perhaps it is a byproduct of the shrinking size of Rhode Island’s largest law firms, or perhaps it is just a sign of the...
SUCCESS BUILT ON COLLABORATION: Patricia J. Igoe, right, co-founder and partner of Robinson+Cole’s Providence office, meets with legal administrative assistant Heidi Seddon. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Patricia Igoe ‘is somewhat of a pioneer’

Patricia J. Igoe was the first woman lawyer to join the Levy, Goodman, Semonoff & Gorin law firm in 1979. She’s the co-founder and...

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