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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

Rachel Spector Director of EJ

  NYLPI is excited to announce that Rachel Spector, who has served in the capacity of Senior Staff Attorney since 2014, begins her new role as Director of their Environmental Justice Program. As Director of the Environmental Justice Program, Spector will lead

Posted in Environmental Justice, Features, NYLPI Events, Staff

Laura Redman Director of HJ

NYLPI is excited to announce that Laura F. Redman, former Senior Attorney at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), has joined NYLPI as Director of Health Justice. She will bring her litigation and advocacy experience to lead

Posted in Features, NYLPI Events, Staff