Grandy of Carlisle Law Firm is new Legal Aid Society board member
New Legal Aid Society Of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) board member Lloyd G. Grandy II, presents a check to LASNNY on behalf of the Carlisle Law Firm, P.C. From left are Otis Simon, Edward Betz, Susan Gagnon of LASNNY, Lloyd Grandy II and William Carlisle.CANTON – The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) announced that Lloyd G. Grandy II, a shareholder at the Carlisle Law Firm, P.C., has joined their board of directors to represent St. Lawrence County.
“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Grandy to LASNNY’s board of directors. His background in law, experience with civil legal issues, and commitment to St. Lawrence County makes him an asset to our Board of Directors, and to the organization as a whole,” said LASNNY Executive Director Lillian Moy.
“It is an honor to be able to help guide and financially support the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) as it continues to improve upon an already phenomenal history of success helping the folks who need legal help but have very few options to secure it,” said Grandy.
LASNNY “fights for fairness, dignity, and justice for those living in poverty and for a society which is inclusive and equitable for all. LASNNY transforms lives, builds community, and empowers people by using the law to address individual and systemic wrongs and inequalities,” their press release says. “LASNNY provides assistance and representation to low-income residents in 16 counties from the Catskills to the Canadian border in civil legal matters.”
LASNNY also welcomed the Carlisle Law Firm, P.C. as a leadership firm for its annual Justice for All Campaign, which provides operating support for LASNNY, was founded in 2004 by area law firms and has raised $1.8 million since its inception.
“We are grateful for the support of the Carlisle Law Firm for their support. The Annual Justice for All Campaign provides essential operational support for the work of the Canton Office, which serves St. Lawrence County, and is essential for providing day-to-day legal assistance to vulnerable and low-income families and individuals with urgent non-criminal legal problems,” LASNNY Managing Attorney Susan Gagnon said.
Grandy has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. Lawrence University and and a law degree cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is admitted to practice before all New York and Michigan courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a past president of the St. Lawrence County Bar Association, and a member of the New York State Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Injured Workers’ Bar Association, New York State Magistrate’s Association, American Association of Justice, National Organization of Social Security Claimants and St. Lawrence County Ethics Board. He is also certified as a mediator by the Rural Law Center of New York.
Grandy lives in Waddington with his wife Dorothy and their three children.
The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has 150 staff in five offices, serving 16 counties from the Catskills to the Canadian border.
To learn more about the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, visit www.lasnny.org or find them on Facebook. The LASNNY Canton Office can be contacted directly at 315-386-4586.