Victoria M. Almeida, a shareholder at Alder Pollock& Sheehan, P.C., was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Legal Services (RILS). The mission of RILS is to improve the economic and human condition of low income individuals and families, the elderly, victims of domestic violence, enforcing legal rights, stabilizing the family unit, promoting self-reliance, reaching out to those groups with added burdens on their access to the legal system and working to afford dignity to all people in need of justice. Ms. Almeida, Past President of the RI Bar Association, is Vice Chair of the R.I. Parole Board. She is a recipient of the Neil J Houston Award presented by Justice Assistance for her dedicated service and contribution to the criminal justice profession and the public interest.
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