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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

UndocuCare Team Thanks the New York City Council for their Support

HJ Staff Attorney Sarika Saxena spoke at a City Council press conference on the Immigrant Health Initiative. With the City Council’s support NYLPI has expanded our program aiming to connect uninsured, undocumented New Yorkers with serious health conditions to State-funded

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

NYLPI Brings Federal Lawsuit Challenging Failure to Provide Discharge Planning for People Confined to Immigration Detention

NYLPI and pro bono co-counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, filed a constitutional challenge today on behalf of two individuals who were confined in civil immigration detention at the Orange County Detention Center. The two plaintiffs have serious mental illnesses

Posted in Event, Health Justice, Immigrant, Press Release, Recent News

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Success Academy for Discriminating Against Children with Disabilities

Five families whose children were targeted for removal from Success Academy Charter school because of their children’s actual or perceived disabilities have joined together to file a federal civil rights action against the charter school network. Click here for the: Press

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Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News

Access-A-Ride Settlement Reached

NYLPI has reached a landmark settlement in its class action lawsuit against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to win equal access for people with limited English proficiency to Access-A-Ride, New York City’s public transportation system for New Yorkers

Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News