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NYLPI Attorney Presenting at Workshop on Community Shared Clean Energy

Equal Justice Works Fellow Shiva Prakash will be presenting at a workshop in Tonawanda on how to tap into state-level energy policy on community shared renewables to provide alternatives for more resilient and clean energy sources for an environmental justice

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Applauds the Cuomo Administration’s Announcement that DACA Recipients Will Remain Eligible for State-Funded Medicaid

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest applauds the Cuomo Administration’s announcement that recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in New York State will remain eligible for State-funded Medicaid. NYLPI has been working with its Coverage4All

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Health Justice Director Presents on Health in Detention Campaign to National Medical and Legal Communities

NYLPI Health Justice Director Laura Redman will present NYLPI’s medical-legal-community partnership today on the panel “Building Provider Networks and Utilizing Technology Solutions” at the national Roundtable Event: Health Care Access in Immigration Detention Centers organized by Jones Day.  Laura will

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News, Staff

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 Hires Ruth Lowenkron as Director of Disability Justice

NYLPI is thrilled to announce that Ruth Lowenkron joins us on October 17, 2016 as the new director of our Disability Justice Program. Ruth is a passionate and fierce advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, and we are

Posted in Disability Rights, Features, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Welcomes Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow

Daniel Carpenter-Gold will join NYLPI as a Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Fellow. During his year at NYLPI, Daniel will focus on our cross-programmatic Healthy Homes campaign seeking to use creative strategies, such as disability rights laws, to

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow

Shiva Prakash joins the EJ Program as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, funded by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Her fellowship will focus on providing legal services to low-income New York City communities developing affordable, reliable, and clean

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI Welcomes Kirkland & Ellis NYC Public Service Fellow

Surbhi Sarang joins the EJ Program as a Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellow after graduating from Columbia Law School in the spring. At Columbia, Surbhi was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an articles

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI welcomes our 2016-2017 Schulte Roth & Zabel Fellow

Noran Elzarka, 3L at CUNY Law School, joins NYLPI today as our next Schulte Fellow. Noran spent this summer at Brooklyn Defenders Services in their Immigration Unit, and will focus on immigrant health work here at NYLPI. Welcome Noran!

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News, Staff

Legal Director Katie Rosenfeld Serves as NITA Trial Training Faculty

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy invited NYLPI’s Legal Director Katie Rosenfeld to serve as a faculty member for the 2016 NITA Northeast Regional Trial Skills Program on August 8-13, 2016. NITA is a premier trainer for the legal profession.

Posted in Features, Recent News, Staff