Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York marks century of justice, diversity

September 11, 2023

Celebrating a century of opening doors to justice and opportunity, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) finds itself at a historic juncture.


At its helm is Nic Rangel, a trailblazer who holds the distinction of being the first Hispanic woman to lead this organization.


“I grew up myself in a very low-income household,” Rangel said. “I grew up in a mobile home park in North Carolina. We moved to Albany, the Albany area in middle school and even there experienced some housing insecurity. And I experienced personally housing insecurity, getting through college.”


Rangel’s journey is not just a personal odyssey but a testament to her commitment to leveling the playing field for aspiring legal scholars from all walks of life.


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