§ 27-20.3-2. Organization.
(a) Five (5) or more lawyers duly licensed to practice under the laws of this state who are members of the Rhode Island Bar Association and who first obtain authorization to do so by the Rhode Island Bar Association, as evidenced by an affidavit of the president and secretary of the association, may associate themselves by written articles of association for the incorporation of a nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation. The laws of this state relative to insurance companies or to the business of insurance, and acts in amendment of or in addition to them, shall not apply to any nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation unless expressly so provided in the laws. Nonprofit prepaid legal service corporations shall have all of the corporate powers of nonbusiness corporations as specified in chapter 6 of title 7.
(b) The directors of any nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation shall consist of an equal number of attorneys duly licensed to practice under the laws of this state and of persons representing the public who are not attorneys.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 179, § 1.)