MFY Legal Services testified in support of most of the proposed amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code and urged further modifications to provide greater protections for tenants.
MFY Legal Services, Inc. is representing the Fair Housing Justice Center in a lawsuit alleging that five senior living residences in the New York City metropolitan area discriminate on the basis of disability, religion and race. Read the complaint.
MFY has retained the ACLU to represent it in an administrative FOIA appeal. On April 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) refused to disclose consumers’ complaints narratives and CFPB’s follow-up to the complaints under FOIA’s privacy exemption (Exemption 6) in response to MFY’s inquiry. In its appeal, the ACLU has challenged such a [...]
MFY supports amendments to Domestic Relations Law 72 to give relative caregivers (e.g. aunts, uncles, older siblings, etc.) the same rights as grandparents when seeking legal guardianship or custody of a related child who has been in their care for two years or more.
MFY marked its 50th anniversary with a Gala on June 13, 2013 at Capitale in lower Manhattan. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman presented awards to Judge Judith S. Kaye and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for their commitment to expanding access to justice for the poor. The evening's master of ceremonies was Harry Smith, NBC Correspondent. Click here for photos.
50TH ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI REUNION: We're planning an alumni reunion party for Thursday, September 26, 2013. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
MFY is seeking to sponsor fellowship proposals for September 2014. Click here for information.
Click here to see externs from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP speak about their experiences preserving affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers (four-minute video).
MFY Legal Services, Inc. envisions a society in which no one is denied justice because he or she cannot afford an attorney. To make this vision a reality, MFY provides free legal assistance to residents of New York City on a wide range of civil legal issues, prioritizing services to vulnerable and under-served populations, while simultaneously working to end the root causes of inequities through impact litigation, law reform and policy advocacy.