NYLPI Testifies On Passing the Climate and Community Protection Act

May 17, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Rachel Spector, testified before the New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee today highlighting the urgency of passing the Climate and Community Protection Act: We can all agree in this ro …

CUNY Law School Awards Dean’s Medal To Marnie Berk

May 17, 2019

Congratulations to our Director of Pro Bono Programs Marnie Berk, who has been awarded the Dean’s Medal by CUNY Law School at this morning’s graduation ceremony. From CUNY’s press release: CUNY Law will confer the Dean’s Medal to Marnie Berk ‘96 who ha …

New York Times Features NYLPI’s Work As Part of Access-A-Ride Reform Group

May 16, 2019

The New York Times ran an in-depth feature this morning on efforts to reform the Access-A-Ride service, quoting our ally in the Access-A-Ride-Reform-Group, Joseph G. Rappaport, the executive director of the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disab …

STILL LEFT BEHIND: Apps Continue To Fail New York’s Wheelchair Users Despite Raising Billions

May 16, 2019

Despite raising billions of dollars in investments, for-hire-vehicle services Uber, Lyft, and Juno continue to violate federal, state, and local accessibility laws by failing individuals who use wheelchairs, according to “Still Left Behind”, a communit …

NYLPI’s Michelle Kraus And Colleagues Discuss Microaggressions In The Legal Profession

May 9, 2019

When a legal colleague says something demeaning in a meeting do we: Do nothing? Try to keep it light, and move on? Confront it directly? And how are legal organizations responding to such behavior more broadly? NYLPI Senior Social Worker Michelle Kraus …

AM-NY Quotes NYLPI In Lead Enforcement Story

May 9, 2019

AM-NY journalist Sarina Trangle quoted NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Rachel Spector, in a story on New York lead enforcement today. Rachel talked about “turnover abatement”, as part of new lead laws, when landlords are required to fix lead …

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