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Neville Bedford

Neville Bedford JD

How I Might Be Able to Assist

Feel free to contact me via email for course related topics, non profit management discussions, strategy, or emerging legal issues. I especially enjoy brainstorming innovative solutions to challenges. I prefer contact by email as it allows me to time shift to the best possible time to give full attention to your queries.

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

Board member and former chair of the Sojourner House.

  • Sojourner House is an non-profit organization founded in 1976 by Providence residents and Brown University students who were concerned about what was then a silent epidemic: domestic violence. In its nearly 40-year history, Sojourner House has often been a pioneering organization. We’ve taken steps to determine how best to prioritize our future efforts to help those who are most isolated due to abuse, as well as efforts to improve systemic and institutional responses to people in abusive relationships.

Active member of the Providence Radio Association (W1OP)

Licensed General Class operator (W1ESQ).

Advisory Board Member, Rhode Island Film Collaborative

Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project, an initiative of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.

  • My involvement includes consultation and representation on issues of those facing homelessness and poverty. I also staff a monthly homeless legal clinic serving underprivileged members of the community at the Matthewson Street Soup Kitchen in collaboration with the PICA (Providence In Town Churches Association).

Salvation Army, Rhode Island Advisory Board Member.

  • In this role I consult and assist in creating and executing solutions to address issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger.

Advisor Attorney for tink|knit, a student-run social venture initiated by Enactus@Brown that provides an innovative solution to poverty among single mother families by teaching moms how to knit hats, then selling the hats at the Brown University Bookstore.

Background

Education

Juris Doctor (JD), Roger Williams University School of Law
Bachelors of Science (BS) - International Business Roger Williams University

Certificates & Professional Accreditation

Harvard University

Courses Taught at NECB

MBE583 - NGOs Consumer Advocates
Issues Management-01

Professional Experience

Solo Practitioner, The Law Offices of Neville J. Bedford: 2006-Present
International Sales Director, The Quill Company: 1986-2003
Delegate, Rhode Island Bar Association: 2010-Present

Publications

Bedford, N., “Family Law From A to Z Training Class,” NBI, Inc.

Wyndham Garden Providence, NBI Inc., Family Law From A to Z, published 9/17/2015.