NYLPI Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio named to Statewide Committee to Promote Access to Courts for People with Disabilities

September 28, 2017

Awards and Recognition, Disability Justice, Press Release

Courthouse steps with wheelchair sign

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 to be a part of this Committee.  Access to justice is a fundamental right, and it cannot be achieved unless people with disabilities have equal access to courts.

Read the New York State Unified Court System Press Release here.

NYLPI’s advocacy regarding Courthouse Accessibility also includes the Disability Justice Program’s 2015 Accessible Justice report and ongoing representation of individual clients in a Structured Negotiations process with the City of New York.

Read NYLPI’s Accessible Justice Report here.

Read more about NYLPI’s Structured Negotiations here.

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