Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mayor endorses waste equity legislation

Mayor De Blasio publicly stated yesterday that his administration is supporting a bill to reduce the amount of garbage permitted at private waste transfer stations in the city’s most overburdened neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn, and Southeast Queens.

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Sues Private Garbage Facility on Behalf of Cleanup North Brooklyn

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program, partnering with pro bono co-counsel Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of community group Cleanup North Brooklyn and neighborhood residents against a private waste transfer station that has operated for years

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Director of Pro Bono Programs Marnie Berk Quoted in New York Nonprofit Media

The new administration is causing some lawyers to rethink their career goals, whether it means redoubling their pro bono efforts or considering moves to public interest. For now, many lawyers are motivated, and nonprofits with a vital cause can benefit.

Posted in PBCH, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Recent News

NYPD Agrees to Provide Equitable, Accessible Transportation to People Who Are Arrested, Who Use Wheelchairs

NYLPI, with co-counsel Mayer Brown, announces today that it settled a federal court lawsuit against the City of New York to provide accessible police transportation for people who use wheelchairs at the time of their arrest. NYLPI filed an Amended

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) strongly urges Governor Cuomo to sign A.8262 / S.6581 into law.

For over 40 years, NYLPI has worked to meet the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. Through its Disability Justice Program, NYLPI has lead the fight for disability rights in New York City, making the City

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

Health Justice Organizer hosts Medical Advocacy Writing Workshop with Physicians for the Health Advocacy in the Immigration Detention System

Last week on August 9th 2017, Lauren Quijano, Health Justice Community Organizer, hosted a medical letter writing workshop “Melting the ICE: Breaking Down Barriers in Immigration Detention” with partnering physicians in NYLPI’s Medical Provider Network, in an effort to share

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Stands in Solidarity with the People of Charlottesville and Against Racism and White Supremacy

The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest stands in solidarity with Heather Heyer, her family, the people of Charlottesville, and all of our communities. Heather Heyer, a paralegal in Charlottesville was standing up to racism and white supremacy on August 12, 2017.

Posted in Recent News

Major Gift from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Creates New NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Position

NYLPI is excited to announce that Weil, a longtime partner of NYLPI, has sponsored a new Senior Staff Attorney position through a generous gift.  With fundamental rights under attack, this gift will increase our capacity at a time of critical

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Press Release, Recent News, Staff