His leadership at NYLPI
was honored that same year by The New York Times, which awarded him the Nonprofit Excellence Award.
"Without alternative means of communication, such as TDD/TTY numbers, the deaf and hearing-impaired are forced to rely on others for critical customer service needs," commented Koert Wehberg, an NYLPI
Equal Justice Works Fellow who was involved with the project.
(44) See NYLPI Letter, supra note 43, at 155 (stating that this information is not in any material published by the Board or anywhere else).
(46) See NYLPI Letter, supra note 43, at 155 (stating that "experts in the field of learning disabilities unanimously and emphatically aver that sole reliance on the scores of the Woodcock test does not meet generally accepted standards among professionals in the field"); see also Affidavit of Dr.
at v (summarizing the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Committee); see also NYLPI Letter, supra note 43, at 154 (stating that they agree that a critical problem with the test is that it has not been validated).
"Rite Aid was quick to respond to our concerns and took swift steps to improve accessibility to their telephone and online services," says another NYLPI
(115) In a final effort to stop the hospital closure, NYLPI filed a lawsuit on behalf of CSOH member, Harriet McCloud.
Yet, the battle is far from over; NYLPI is currently working with CBHCC in additional efforts to bring health care resources into Central Brooklyn.
The NYLPI Law & Society Award Luncheon gives thanks to prominent members of the New York legal community for their dedication to helping those in serious need of outstanding legal assistance.
Proceeds raised from the event will support NYLPI s goal of progressing civil rights and social justice for New Yorkers.
One such effort to reach underserved victims involved New York Lawyers for the Public Interest ("NYLPI"), a not-for-profit law firm that works to address the problems facing disadvantaged and underrepresented New Yorkers.
Within days of the disaster, NYLPI met with union officials and began conducting legal intake with a number of the families.