Advocating for Our Communities

AP&S is inspired by the communities where we live and work, and we are committed to giving back through volunteerism. With a long history of leadership in local, regional and national organizations, we pursue a wide range of interests in community and board involvement, and the support of various professional, charitable and civic organizations.

Advancing Charitable Causes

As a firm that is deeply committed to the overall betterment of our communities, we make significant contributions to dozens of civic and charitable organizations, amounting to over $200,000 annually along with hundreds of hours of service provided by our attorneys and staff.

A sample of just some of the charitable organizations that AP&S and our attorneys support includes:

  • American Heart Association
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Bradley Hospital Foundation
  • CharterCARE Foundation
  • Cox Charities
  • Federal Hill House
  • Friends Way
  • Gateway Healthcare
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  • Home and Hospice Care of RI
  • Hope Alzheimer’s Center
  • Housing Works RI
  • Jewish Alliance of RI
  • Junior Achievement of RI
  • Lucy’s Hearth
  • Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
  • Memorial Hospital of RI
  • Mount St. Rita Health Centre
  • Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Newport Public Library
  • Providence Community Library
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Read to Succeed
  • Re-Focus, Inc.
  • RI Free Clinic
  • RI Hospital Foundation
  • RI Legal Services
  • The DaVinci Center
  • The Groden Center
  • The Providence Foundation
  • The San Miguel School
  • The Tomorrow Fund
  • Temple Beth-El
  • Trinity Repertory Company
  • Saint Elizabeth Community
  • Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Sojourner House
  • South County Hospital
  • United Way
  • Women’s Center of RI
  • Year Up
  • YMCA

As a firm, we support organizations that promote the business and economic health of our communities. AP&S holds firm memberships in organizations such as:

  • Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Environmental Business Council of New England
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
  • Grow Smart Rhode Island
  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Rhode Island
  • Newport Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
  • The Providence Foundation
  • Rhode Island Hospitality Association
  • Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council
  • Smaller Business Association of New England

Ensuring Access to Justice for All

We are committed to ensuring equal justice under the law regardless of financial resources. The firm supports Rhode Island Legal Services and actively provides pro bono legal services through local bar associations such as the Rhode Island Bar Association and Foundation, the Women’s Bar Association of Boston, the New Hampshire Bar Association, as well as other nonprofit groups. Several of our shareholders have served as presidents and in other leadership positions for these organizations. Each year, we provide hundreds of hours of free legal services as members of the Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Our attorneys have been honored for their outstanding commitment to equal justice by:

  • Rhode Island Legal Services Equal Justice Award
  • Rhode Island Bar Association’s Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award
  • Rhode Island Bar Association’s Ralph B. Semonoff Award for Civility, Professionalism and Advocacy
  • Rhode Island Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Neil J. Houston Memorial Award, Justice Assistance
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