LIFT in the News

LIFT's innovative programs and ongoing expansion have received recognition in the media:


"The Impact of COVID-19 on the New York City Family Court: Recommendations on Improving Access to Justice for All Litigants" - The New York City Family Court COVID Work Group. A Joint Project of the New York City Bar and The Fund for Modern Courts, February 4, 2022

"NYC Family Court in Crisis, New Report Says" - NBC New York, February 3, 2022

"Founded and led by NYU Law alumni, LIFT helps New Yorkers navigate Family Court"NYU LAW NEWS, April 2, 2018

"Families Find Free Legal Help With LIFT" -The Proskauer corporate social responsibility and pro bono blog, March 6, 2018

"Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) Announces New CEO" - Press Release, January 26, 2017

"Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) Board of Directors Announces Transition Plan" - Press Release, November 9, 2016

"LIFT Honors Counsel to Mayor de Blasio and Raises $335,000" - New York Nonprofit Media, July 7, 2015

Greenberg Traurig's William C. Silverman Chairs 2015 Legal Information for Families Today Gala" - PR Newswire, June 24, 2015

Amanda Carter ’16 Pursues Her Dream of Advocating for Children" - St. John's University, June 18, 2015

"LIFT Elects Board Chair and Executive Committee" - New York Non-Profit Press,November 12, 2014

"Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) Announces Second Children's Coloring Book In New York Family Court" - Press Release, November 7, 2014

"Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) Announces New CEO, Sharon Myrie" - Press Release, September 13, 2013

"LawHelp/NY and Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) Collaborate to 
Offer Live Chat Legal Help to New Yorkers Facing Family Law Issues"
- Press Release, October 5, 2012

"Melissa M. Beck to be Honored with the New York City Bar’s McDonald Award" - Press Release, May 10, 2011

"Family Courts: Restoring Justice for All" - Stephen P. Younger, New York State Bar Association Journal, March/April 2011

"Children With Incarcerated Parents" - The Bronx Times, November 15, 2010. LIFT was proud to be part of the Steering Committee for the first-ever Summit on Children of Incarcerated Parents.

"LIFT Welcomes New York State Bar Association to Family Court Judge for a Day" - New York State Bar Association, November 4, 2010

"Giving Grandparents a LIFT: Program Teaches Kinship Caregivers About the Family Court System" - article authored by Melissa M. Beck, LIFT CEO, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 7:337-339, 2009.

"Nonprofit Legal Advocacy Group in Contention for NY Times Excellence Award" - The Putnam County News, March 11, 2009

"NYRAG Voices from the Front Line - Profile of LIFT" - New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, July 8, 2008

"An UpLIFTing Experience"Pfizer Legal Department Newsletter, November 10, 2006