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John Tarantino to be Honored by Rhode Island Legal Services

In recognition for his outstanding efforts in support for equal justice, John A. Tarantino, shareholder and member of the Litigation Group, is being honored with the 2008 Equal Justice Award being presented by Rhode Island Legal Services.

Over the past 13 years, John has served as Chairperson for the Campaign for Equal Justice.  He has lent his leadership to the Affordable Legal Services Task Force, which led to increased funding for Rhode Island Legal Services.  He has been a tireless advocate for equal justice as President of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and more recently as President of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation.  He urged the House of Delegates to support a rule change that would increase IOLTA funding for legal services for low-income Rhode Islanders.

The 2008 Equal Justice Award will be presented at Rhode Island Legal Service’s Equal Justice Celebration dinner on Thursday, October 16th.

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