PROVIDENCE (Nov. 20, 2013) – Matt Plain recently joined fellow participants in the 2013 Leadership Rhode Island class in downtown Providence to celebrate their completion of a rigorous 10-month community leadership program.
Following a competitive application and selection process, Plain and his classmates over the past year participated in monthly day-long sessions related to various statewide issues, such as Rhode Island’s economy, education, government, and criminal justice system. An overnight retreat and group projects were also part of the curriculum.
The overarching goal of the yearly program, first started in 1981, is to strengthen the leadership qualities of the participants. The 2013 class, known as Iota II, was comprised of 59 members from a diverse cross-section of entities in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Plain, a partner in the firm’s Providence office, concentrates his practice in labor and employment law, professional liability, general liability, contract drafting and disputes, and administrative law. He regularly advises school boards, administrators and teachers on education law issues.
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Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm five consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008–2012).