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New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Offers legal representation in connection with disability rights and healthcare, provides organizing and legal assistance to low income neighborhoods and communities of color that bear an unfair burden of environmental threats, works to ensure access to quality health care for people in medically underserved communities or facing barriers due to limited English proficiency, racial and ethnic discrimination or disability. Nonprofit, civil rights law firm operating in partnership with member law firms, corporate law departments and other organizations, which helps underrepresented people develop legal strategies to serve their vision for themselves and their communities.

  • Phone Number: (212) 244-4664
  • Web Site: http://www.nylpi.org
  • Program Name: The Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Health Justice Program, Disability Law Center, Environmental Justice Program
  • Program State: Other
  • Categories: Advocacy and Legal Services, Disability, Legislative and Political Advocacy

The Pro Bono Clearinghouse:

Screens and refers requests for free legal assistance by New York's underrepresented communities to over 80 member law firms and corporate legal departments.

 

Health Justice Program:

Works to ensure access to quality health care for people in medically underserved communities or facing barriers due to limited English proficiency, racial and ethnic discrimination, and disability.


Disability Law Center:

Protects and promotes civil rights of people with disabilities. In addition, staff members also advise people with disabilities and their advocates on various issues, conduct trainings, and sit on private and government commissions.

 

Environmental Justice Program:

Provides organizing and legal assistance to low-income neighborhoods and communities of color that bear an unfair burden of environmental threats. 

 

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