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NYPD Agrees to Provide Equitable, Accessible Transportation to Arrestees 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

Health Justice Organizer hosts Medical Advocacy Writing Workshop with Physicians for the Health Advocacy in the Immigration Detention System

Last week on August 9th 2017, Lauren Quijano, Health Justice Community Organizer, hosted a medical letter writing workshop “Melting the ICE: Breaking Down Barriers in Immigration Detention” with partnering physicians in NYLPI’s Medical Provider Network, in an effort to share

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Stands in Solidarity with the People of Charlottesville and Against Racism and White Supremacy

The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest stands in solidarity with Heather Heyer, her family, the people of Charlottesville, and all of our communities. Heather Heyer, a paralegal in Charlottesville was standing up to racism and white supremacy on August 12, 2017.

Posted in 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

HJ Director participates in national webinar on improving access to healthcare in immigration detention

On June 27, 2017, Laura Redman, HJ Director, joined Human Rights Watch and CIVIC in a national webinar Fighting for Dignity: Advocacy Tools for Improving Medical Care for Immigrants in Detention.  Laura discussed how NYLPI’s work and recent report documented

Posted in Health Justice, 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 releases report on the state of physical education in New York City’s public schools.

The report analyzes data released by the NYC Department of Education and reveals disparities and recommends strategies for improving the rates of PE instruction across the city. The data was released pursuant to Local Law 102 of 2015, a widely

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI & Partners in TDT coalition launch website exposing the nastier side of trash haulers

On June 15, 2017, NYLPI and key coalition partners in Transform Don’t Trash NYC launched a new website, Trash Kingpins NYC, documenting some of the abuses regularly committed by leading commercial waste companies in New York City. The website was

Posted in Environmental Justice, Features, Recent News