LASNNY Names Nic Rangel, Esq as Executive Director

November 16, 2022

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) is pleased to announce the selection of Attorney Nic Rangel as LASNNY’s next Executive Director. Nic will succeed Lillian Moy, who served as LASNNY’s Executive Director for the past 27 years.


“Nic is the person we need to take LASNNY into our next century,” said James E. Hacker, LASNNY Board Chair. “We have grown in size and capacity to serve our low-income clients, and with Nic at the helm we are confident in our future.”


Nic is leaving her position as the Second Deputy Counsel to the New York State Senate Majority, Office of Counsel and Program. There she was on the Conference Ethics Counsel, and she oversees a team of staff and multiple legislative committees. Nic is a Regional Deputy for the Hispanic National Bar Association, leads the Capital Region National Lawyers Guild Chapter, and is a member of other local Bars. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, the Advisory Board for Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University of Albany, and the Board of Directors for the University at Albany Alumni Association. Nic is a volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) program and serves on the New York State Attorney Admissions Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial District Appellate Division. She has experience as an organizational leader, a nonprofit manager, a fundraiser, public speaker, and student advocate.


“It is a tremendous honor to be entrusted with leading the largest nonprofit law firm in the capital region,” said Nic Rangel, incoming Executive Director. “The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides critical legal services across sixteen counties on issues ranging from tenant protections to education rights, and more. Access to civil legal services saves lives and helps stabilize families. I look forward to further empowering the organization and its staff to continue doing this outstanding and meaningful work into our next chapter as it prepares to celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2023.”


Lillian Moy, who will be stepping down as Executive Director on December 16, said of Nic Rangel, “She is a rising star in our state, and she’ll be a great leader for LASNNY. I’m happy to be handing leadership to Nic, and I know the program will continue to expand its success under her leadership.”


Nic has a B.A. and a Master’s in Public Administration from SUNY at Albany, and a law degree from Albany Law School.


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