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NYLPI’s Access-A-Ride Advocacy

Tired of late pick-up’s? Annoyed at being on a vehicle for hours and getting a city tour? Sick of missing work, appointments, shows, dates? Frustrated with being treated badly because of your disability by a service you pay for? AARRG!

Posted in Campaign, Disability Rights, Recent News

Fill out an Access-A-Ride Survey to Change the System

Tired of late pick up’s? Annoyed at being on a vehicle for hours and getting a city tour? Sick of missing work, appointments, shows, dates? Frustrated with being treated badly because of your disability by a service you pay for?

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

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

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

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 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

NYLPI Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio named to Statewide Committee to Promote Access to Courts for People with Disabilities

The Committee will be led by Hon. Rosalyn H. Richter, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, and is comprised of judges, clerks and administrators, legal services providers, and advocacy groups from across New York State.  NYLPI is excited

Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, 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

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