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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

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

NYLPI Releases New Guide to Educate Nonprofits on Their Legal Rights to Combat Immigration Enforcement

As part of our nonprofit capacity building work, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is pleased to announce the release of a special guide that outlines best practices for nonprofits when assisting and protecting immigrant clients in this

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

NYLPI Holds Private Sanitation Industry Accountable for Unsustainable Practices

According to a new analysis by NYLPI and Transform Don’t Trash NYC, the private sanitation industry in NYC has not improved its recycling performance despite new city rules clarifying which materials must be sorted for recycling at commercial businesses. NYLPI

Posted in Environmental Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Successfully Advocates for NYPD Pilot Program to Improve Access to Law Enforcement Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Deaf Justice Coalition announced the launch of a pilot program today by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) aimed at improving access to law enforcement services for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). Several years

Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI Congratulates Diethelm, Flumenbaum on 2017 Law & Society Awards

Today, NYLPI was thrilled to honor Markus Diethelm, Group General Counsel of UBS, and Martin Flumenbaum, Senior Litigation Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP at the 24th Annual Law & Society Award Luncheon. “NYLPI is celebrating 40

Posted in Law and Society, Press Release, Recent News

Detained and Denied: NYLPI Releases Report Spotlighting Access to Healthcare in Immigration Detention

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program released a report today documenting the serious, often life-threatening, deficiencies in the medical care provided to people detained in New York City-area immigration detention facilities. The facilities, County jails that contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Press Release, 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

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

Mayor de Blasio’s Administration Releases Study Supporting Reform of NYC Commercial Waste Industry by Use of Collection Zones, as Advocated for by NYLPI

Following an unprecedented study of NYC’s commercial waste system, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to implement major reform of the system today, by creating an efficient, competitive zone system which will greatly reduce truck traffic and diesel emissions,

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