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Insurance

CHAPTER 27-20.3
Nonprofit Legal Service Corporations

SECTION 27-20.3-1


§ 27-20.3-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Legal service" means the professional services rendered by persons duly licensed under the laws of this state to engage in the practice of law who have agreed to perform services as may be specified under any nonprofit prepaid legal service plan, and to accept payment for the services on the basis provided in the plan. The plan shall assure that every subscriber will be able to choose any attorney he or she desires who has agreed to participate as a member of a nonprofit prepaid legal service plan, and if a subscriber has no preference, a fair method shall be available to insure that every attorney who has agreed to participate as a member of a nonprofit prepaid legal service plan is given an equal opportunity to be selected for legal service;

(2) "Nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation" means any corporation organized pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and operating a nonprofit prepaid legal services plan;

(3) "Nonprofit prepaid legal services plan" means any plan by which reimbursement for specified legal services is provided to participating attorneys or subscribers to the plan by a nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation, and the plan shall be open for participation to all qualified, practicing members of the Rhode Island Bar Association; and

(4) "Subscribers" means those persons or groups of persons who shall contract with a nonprofit legal service corporation for reimbursement for specified legal services pursuant to a nonprofit legal services plan.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 179, § 1.)