Disability Rights

MFY Article: Pillsbury Winthrop and MFY Hold Legal Clinics to Assist Aged and Disabled New Yorkers in Obtaining Access-a-Ride Services

The latest edition of New York City Voices features the pro bono project that MFY Legal Services has launched with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to help seniors and people with disabilities obtain and maintain eligibility for Access-A-Ride Services (AAR).  AAR is an accessible transportation system operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority for people who …

WWRL Interviews MFY on Nursing Home Evacuees

WWRL, a progressive New York City radio station, interviewed MFY’s Disability and Aging Rights Project Senior Staff Attorney Shelly Weizman on “The Mark Riley Morning Show,” on December 27, 2012, about nursing home residents who have been displaced due to Hurricane Sandy. Click here to listen to the interview.

Lawyers Help New Yorkers Challenge MTA Denials of Access-a-Ride

MFY Legal Services and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP launched a new pro bono initiative to advise and advocate for people with disabilities who have been unjustly denied Access-a-Ride, a paratransit service operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY and other organizations are partnering in the effort. …