Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Advancing equality and civil rights through community lawyering

four stars

92.31

151 West 30th Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 244-4664   Web Site
EIN: 13-2860703

Board Leadership
Jamie A. Levitt
Chair

CEO
McGregor Smyth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.31 four stars
  Financial 91.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) works to advance equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI's partnership with the private bar strengthens its advocacy and connects community groups and non-profits with critical legal assistance. NYLPI was founded in 1976 to serve the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. What began as a small-scale staff working to link low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services has grown into an unparalleled resource for low income, community-driven legal representation.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) works to advance equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI's partnership with the private bar strengthens its advocacy and connects community groups and non-profits with critical legal assistance. NYLPI was founded in 1976 to serve the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. What began as a small-scale staff working to link low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services has grown into an unparalleled resource for low income, community-driven legal representation.

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Financial

four stars

91.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,045,918
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,866,145
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,161,327
Total Contributions $5,073,390
   Program Service Revenue $171,118
Total Primary Revenue $5,244,508
   Other Revenue $3,116
TOTAL REVENUE $5,247,624
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,888,704
   Administrative Expenses $604,249
   Fundraising Expenses $427,628
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,920,581
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $327,043
   
Net Assets $7,196,146

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$208,883 4.24% Mcgregor J. Smyth Executive Director

Mission

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) works to advance equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI's partnership with the private bar strengthens its advocacy and connects community groups and non-profits with critical legal assistance. NYLPI was founded in 1976 to serve the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. What began as a small-scale staff working to link low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services has grown into an unparalleled resource for low income, community-driven legal representation.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 92.31 four stars
Legal Voice (WA) 92.71 four stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.74 three stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 85.21 three stars
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (DC) 95.40 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
151 West 30th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 244-4664
fax: (212) 244-4570
TTY: (212) 244-3692
EIN: 13-2860703

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Board Leadership

Jamie A. Levitt
Chair

CEO

McGregor Smyth
Executive Director