New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Service Areas: City-wide
Founded in 1976, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is a nonprofit that advances equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability justice and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. NYLPI combines a Pro Bono Clearinghouse with an in-house practice that blends innovative lawyering, community organizing and advocacy. The Health Justice Program works to ensure access to quality health care for people in medically underserved neighborhoods as well as those who face barriers due to limited English proficiency, or racial and ethnic discrimination. The Disability Justice Program works to assert the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities. The Environmental Justice Program provides community organization and legal assistance to low-income neighborhoods and communities of color that bear an unfair burden of environmental threats.