Monthly Archives: November 2015

Advocacy and Lobbying for Nonprofits Workshop

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 9:30am – 11:00 a.m. Join us for a seminar that will help you to learn about what is and what is not considered lobbying, how much lobbying a public charity can do, and what your organization

Posted in Event, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Recent News

NYLPI Honors Community Leaders at Fishman Awards

Last week, NYLPI was proud to honor Jennifer Parish, Director of the Mental Health Project at the Urban Justice Center, and Drs. George Coritsidis and Ellena Linden, medical practitioners dedicated to serving New York City’s immigrant communities, at our 13th

Posted in Event, Features, Recent News

2005 NYLPI Report Mentioned in Huffington Post

Speaking out against the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, author Leah Harris mentions a 2005 NYLPI report which addressed the fact that “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” – instead of being therapeutic – often violates civil liberties.

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Read NYLPI’s Comments on Section 1557 of the ACA

NYLPI submitted comments on HHS’s proposed regulations implementing Section 1557, the ACA anti-discrimination provision, including protections against sex and gender identity discrimination, improving language access assistance, and adding protections for individuals with disabilities.

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Recent News

SEANYC Testimony

On October 27th, 2015 New York Council Members introduced three sexual health education oversight bills. Int. 952, Int. 957 and Int. 711 serve to improve reporting and evaluation of sexual health education for New York City public schools. NYLPI provided

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

The Space at Tompkins has served the transient, homeless community of the East Village for five years, providing a syringe exchange programs case management services and other services. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP provided counsel to the organization on a

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Fiscal Sponsorship Workshop

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:30am – 11:00am Join New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, in partnership with The Foundation Center, to learn more about fiscal sponsorship. Our expert panel can help you learn more about this arrangement; help you

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NYLPI Supports AG Schneiderman’s Investigation of Exxon

“We commend Attorney General Schneiderman for launching this investigation. For decades, scientists have known about the reality of climate change and the existential threat it poses. It is difficult to believe one of the richest multinational corporations was not aware

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Workers’ Compensation Workshop

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm This workshop will cover essential information about workers compensation insurance including: the definition of workers compensation insurance and how it differs from disability insurance. Register here.

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Intro 644 has been signed into law!

Thank you to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council for prioritizing physical education in our public schools. NYLPI is proud to be a part of the #PE4ALL coalition and advocating for #healthequity for NYC students! Click

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