Monthly Archives: October 2017

NYLPI’s AARRG! is Working to Reform an Egregiously Dysfunctional Access-A-Ride System

The Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) is made up of four advocacy organizations — NYLPI, as well as the Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled (BCID), the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY), and Mobilization

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI Board Member Kevin McDonough Named NYLJ Attorney of the Year

NYLPI Board Member Kevin McDonough, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, was recently named Attorney of the Year by the New York Law Journal. Kevin was nominated alongside Evan Chesler, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and Eric Wrubel,

Posted in Recent News

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Secures Accessibility Victory for Tenants with Disabilities

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a leading civil rights advocacy organization for marginalized New Yorkers, announced today that, following extensive advocacy, Queens landlord Nouri Realty LLC unveiled a wheelchair ramp which makes an East Elmhurst apartment building accessible

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Secures Accessibility Victory for Tenants with Disabilities

Contact Laura Casale 212.784.5720 lcasale@groupgordon.com   New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Secures Accessibility Victory for Tenants with Disabilities   Queens landlord completes construction of ramp, making East Elmhurst apartment building wheelchair-accessible   New York, NY – October 17,

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Language Access at Hospitals – It’s the Law!

Did you know that you have the right to a free interpreter in your primary language when interacting with your medical provider or the staff at any NYC hospital?  Check out NYLPI’s new Know Your Rights one-pager in English and

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

Mental Health Community Rally

What: Join as we call on the Mayor and NYPD to better address mental health crisis in the community When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Noon Where: Manhattan Steps of City Hall Advocates and individuals with mental health concerns request: •

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI Detained and Denied Report on NY1

County jails continue to fail to provide medical care to people whom ICE confines while they await immigration proceedings.  NYLPI’s February 2017 report detailing the deplorable conditions and lack of medical attention at the jails was mentioned in NY1 report

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI Authors Amicus Brief in Challenge to Environmental Review

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program authored an amicus brief to the New York Court of Appeals on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Chapters 2 & 3; WE ACT for Environmental Justice; and Healthy Schools Network in the

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Board Member Files Amicus Brief in Appellate Court on Behalf of NYLPI, Supporting the Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities

The firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, in the case of Davison v. State

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News