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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

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

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