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Morse elected president of Rhode Island Bar Association

PROVIDENCE – Mark B. Morse, a personal injury lawyer and principal of the Law Office of Mark B. Morse LLC in Providence, was elected president...
A SPOT ON THE BENCH: William J. Trezvant was one of two people of color sworn in as state judges in January, but some argue Rhode Island hasn’t done nearly enough to diversify the judiciary. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Jury still out on effort to diversify R.I. judiciary

William J. Trezvant grew up surrounded by Black lawyers and judges, thanks to his dad’s leadership of the Newport chapter of the NAACP. Those early...
WAIT AND SEE: Attorney John L. Calcagni III says there are some gray legal areas when it comes to a new Rhode Island law that creates a pilot program for safe injection sites, or “harm reduction centers,” to counteract the opioid overdose crisis. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Legal questions loom for R.I.’s injection center law

Combating the opioid overdose crisis is a cause with broad support. But a new Rhode Island law establishing a two-year pilot program for safe injection...
THE NAME GAME: ­Attorney Rob Levine, who branded himself the legal “Heavy Hitter,” says he is opposed to a requirement in Rhode Island that law firms use attorney’s names, not trade names, to identify firms. / COURTESY ANDREW FOGELL VUP MEDIA

Lawsuit targets R.I. restriction on law firm names

Attorney Rob Levine knows the value of branding – after all, countless billboards and TV ads have touted Levine as the “Heavy Hitter” of...
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SPEAKING UP: Law student Shahily Negron-Falcon, right, president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, takes part in an equity roundtable discussion on environmental justice at RWU in Bristol on Feb. 19. At left are fellow RWU law students Troy Lange, RWU law editorial board member, and Stephanie Gonzalez. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/JOSHUA GRAB

Diversity can be challenging for R.I. law firms

Bre’Anna Metts-Nixon, president of the Black Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, will graduate this year. She wants to practice...

Long honored for nonprofit work

NICHOLAS TROTT LONG, a Little Compton-based attorney, recently received the 2019 Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award from the Rhode Island Bar Association. The award...

Bazar named new R.I. Bar Association president

DAVID N. BAZAR, a senior partner for East Providence-based firm Bazar & Associates, was recently named president of the Rhode Island Bar Association. Bazar...
DAVID BAZAR, senior partner at Bazar & Associates in East Providence, was recently elected as president of the Rhode Island Bar Association. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND BAR ASSOCIATION

Rhode Island Bar Association elects Bazar as president

CRANSTON – David N. Bazar, senior partner at the law firm of Bazar & Associates in East Providence, has been elected as president of...

David N. Bazar, Esq. Elected 2019-2020 President of the Rhode Island...

David N. Bazar, Esq. is now President of the Rhode Island Bar Association. His term runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020....
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