Monthly Archives: January 2017

NYLPI and 9 Peer Disability Rights Organizations Help to Halt MTA Fare Hike that would Unfairly Burden People with Disabilities who use Access-A-Ride

NYLPI and nine peer disability rights organizations wrote to Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio this week to oppose a 9% fare increase on city buses and subways that would have unfairly impacted people with disabilities who use Access-A-Ride. Many Access-A-Ride

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Pro Bono Clearinghouse Will Host a Panel on the Intersection of Disability Justice and Criminal Justice

Join NYLPI’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse as our panel of experienced pro bono attorneys discusses the many ways in which people with disabilities face barriers within the criminal justice system, including inaccessible vehicles and buildings, a lack of communication services for the

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

NYLPI Opposes Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) stands with public interest organizations across the country in opposing the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General.  Sessions’ record opposing civil rights and immigration, and his affiliations with anti-immigrant

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Naturalization Clinic Hosted by NYLPI and Other Organizations

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in collaboration with Catholic Migration Services (CMS), Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and several major law firms are hosting a large scale naturalization clinic providing free immigration counsel to individuals across

Posted in Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Recent News

NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth writes column in NYLJ: Social Justice in an Age of Uncertainty

The New York Law Journal today published a column by McGregor on the threats arising from the new federal leadership, along with strategies for a response: “For 40 years, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest has partnered with the

Posted in Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI to Co-Host Naturalization Clinic on January 28th

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is joining forces with Catholic Migration Services (CMS), Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and three major law firms to host a naturalization clinic providing free immigration counsel to individuals across New

Posted in PBCH, Press Release, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Workshops, Recent News

ACT for Health Justice

Join our Health Justice Staff Attorney, Sarika Saxena, as she discusses an innovative new community lawyering model that she is implementing in our UndocuCare project. Working alongside Disability Rights Advocate, Michelle Kraus, and talented law student, Ricky He, 3L at

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News