Equality and Justice for All New Yorkers

NYLPI Peers Not Police Rally at City Hall

OUR IMPACT

Our committed staff of lawyers, community organizers, policy experts, and other advocates combine forces with 80 member firms, 900 pro bono attorneys, and thousands of community members. We marshal these resources to protect civil rights, fight systemic racism, and improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers. READ MORE >

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Advancing Equality.


Demanding Justice.


Transforming Communities.

OUR WORK

Our work activates the power of New York communities as they lead the fight to make equal justice a reality. Together we attack systemic bias based on race, poverty, disability, and immigration status. Guided by their priorities, we use every tool available to create lasting change. We file lawsuits, organize, seek policy reform, educate, create pro bono partnerships, and build the capacity of local nonprofits to serve our communities. READ MORE >

Featured Updates

Tell Governor Hochul & DEC to Deny Air Permits for “Iroquois Pipeline Compressors”

The “Iroquois Pipeline Company” wants to drastically increase the amount of gas they push through their 37-year-old, 414-mile fossil gas pipeline running from the Canadian border to Long Island and NYC. They are seeking a permit from the Department of Environmental...

NYLPI Releases New Report: “A Crisis In Special Education” Details New York DOE’s Failure to Support Students Classified with Emotional Disability

NYLPI’s Disability Justice Program has released a new report regarding special education in New York titled, “A Crisis In Special Education: New York City’s Failure to Educate Students Classified with ‘Emotional Disability,’ A Proposal...

Latest News

Event Recap: “Housing at the Root: LGBTQ+ New Yorkers Deserve Safety and Access to Thrive”– NYLPI Participates on Panel, Meets with Elected Officials in Albany with the Equality New York Coalition, Uplifting the Needs of LGBTQ+ Immigrants

Event Recap: “Housing at the Root: LGBTQ+ New Yorkers Deserve Safety and Access to Thrive”– NYLPI Participates on Panel, Meets with Elected Officials in Albany with the Equality New York Coalition, Uplifting the Needs of LGBTQ+ Immigrants

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) joined the Equality New York Coalition’s (EQNY)’s 2024 LGBTQ+ Advocacy Day in Albany to ensure that our elected officials hear and respond to the needs of immigrant LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. NYLPI, EQNY, the Caribbean...

Mental Health Care Not Police

We need a healthcare response to mental health crises, not police! We need your help to protect the rights of our neighbors, friends, and family members with mental health and substance use conditions.  Studies show that up to half of people who become victims of...

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