Call for Nominations — 2014 Diversity Trailblazer Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Diversity Trailblazer Award. This award is given annually to New York attorneys whose exceptional efforts have advanced the full and equal participation of minorities at all levels of the legal profession.

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2013 Trailblazer Award Winner

Congratulations to Lillian M. Moy, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (Albany, NY), who received the 2013 Trailblazer Award on January 21, 2013 at the New York Hilton Hotel.

Lillian M. Moy

Lillian has been the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York since 1995. She is a 1974 graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York and a 1981 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Albany Medical Center and a past Board member of CARES and the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society.

Ms. Moy is a nationally recognized leader, writer and trainer in the civil legal aid community.  Her particular areas of expertise are leadership development and diversity. She is past Chair of the Civil Policy Group and the Board of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Ms. Moy serves as the Vice President for the Third Judicial District of the New York State Bar Association. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Committee on Access to Justice and the Committee on Membership. Ms. Moy is also co-convenor of the New York Diversity Coalition, a group of legal services staff and managers dedicated to raising and resolving diversity issues in the legal aid community. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Albany Law School. 

She has been honored by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the Schenctady County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Catholic Charities Housing Office.  Lillian Moy lives in Albany, New York with her daughters, Katie and Maria Moy-Santos.