Monthly Archives: September 2016

NYLPI client speaks to The Atlantic about her son’s experiences with charter school

NYLPI client Shanice Givens has been featured in The Atlantic, in a powerful new story about the disproportionately severe discipline meted out by certain charter schools to children in predominantly black and Latino areas. Ms. Givens is currently represented by NYLPI’s

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

Project Petals works to develop underserved communities and to alleviate the environmental concerns unique to those communities by revitalizing underused and unused spaces. Molly Stockley and Adam Namm of Debevoise & Plimpton helped the organization incorporate and obtain tax-exempt status!

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

DJ Advises Ask Real Estate Column

NYLPI Disability Justice Staff Attorney Antony Gemmell is quoted in last weekend’s New York Times on how low-income people with disabilities are impacted by weak anti-discrimination laws.

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

Pro Bono Success!

Luethi Peterson Camps International is an organization that promotes international cultural exchange through children’s summer camps run throughout the US and in Europe. Becky Greenwald and David Sarfati on Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP assisted the organization with

Posted in PBCH, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Shoutouts, Recent News

HJ Presents on Immigrant Health Access at the Bi-annual NYSBA Partnership Conference in Albany

HJ Director Laura Redman and Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena, along with a colleague from African Services Committee, lead a workshop entitled “Healthcare Access for Immigrant New Yorkers & Strategies for the Undocumented: The World of PRUCOL” for 55 New York

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

DOE’s PE Reporting Sheds Lights on Gaps in Physical Education Throughout NYC

On November 4, 2015 NYLPI and members of the Phys Ed 4 All coalition secured a victory in the passage of Local Law 102. This law mandates the Department of Education (DOE) to track and report how NYC schools are

Posted in Campaign, Health Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Welcomes Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow

Daniel Carpenter-Gold will join NYLPI as a Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow. During his year at NYLPI, Daniel will focus on our cross-programmatic Healthy Homes campaign seeking to use creative strategies, such as disability rights laws, to

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow

Shiva Prakash joins the EJ Program as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, funded by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Her fellowship will focus on providing legal services to low-income New York City communities developing affordable, reliable, and clean

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Welcomes Kirkland & Ellis NYC Public Service Fellow

Surbhi Sarang joins the EJ Program as a Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellow after graduating from Columbia Law School in the spring. At Columbia, Surbhi was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an articles

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI welcomes our 2016-2017 Schulte Roth & Zabel Fellow

Noran Elzarka, 3L at CUNY Law School, joins NYLPI today as our next Schulte Fellow. Noran spent this summer at Brooklyn Defenders Services in their Immigration Unit, and will focus on immigrant health work here at NYLPI. Welcome Noran!

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News, Staff