Canton attorney wins state Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award
Attorney Andrew Moses of Canton is among 20 winners of the New York State Bar Association's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Awards.
The awards were presented today at a Law Day luncheon at the State Bar Center in Albany.Moses, assistant county attorney for St. Lawrence County, conducts “pro se” divorce clinics for low-income clients with uncontested divorces in the county, showing people how to handle the cases themselves.
In 2012, he taught eight clinics and assisted 35 clients in processing a divorce case on their own.
"Every year, millions of New Yorkers are forced to navigate the civil justice system without legal representation. We are so pleased to recognize the attorneys whose pro bono efforts assisted low-income individuals with consumer debt, foreclosure, divorce, end-of-life decisions, government benefits, storm-related issues and other legal matters," said State Bar President Seymour W. James, Jr. of The Legal Aid Society in New York City. "It is our privilege to honor those who make access to justice a reality."
As assistant county attorney, Moses has prosecuted juvenile delinquent and interstate child support cases. He has also been a private practice attorney and county social services attorney.
Moses ran for St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge in 2011, losing to Cecily LaVigne Morris.