Maria Pagano – Managing Attorney

Maria Pagano Managing Attorney (716) 854-1007 ext. 1301 Maria has practiced public interest and poverty law for over 20 years in New York, Arizona, and on the Navajo Nation. Prior to her current position at PLS, she was the Managing Attorney at DNA-People’s Legal Services in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she practiced family law, publicContinue reading “Maria Pagano – Managing Attorney”

Betsy Hutchings – Deputy Director

Betsy Hutchings Deputy Director  (607) 273-2283 Betsy has been the Deputy Director of Prisoners’ Legal Services since 2017. In this capacity, Betsy writes and edits the PLS newsletter Pro Se, organizes the prisoner education materials, handles professional responsibility issues, reviews and comments on proposed legislation and regulations and is responsible for writing PLS staffContinue reading “Betsy Hutchings – Deputy Director”

James Milstein – Managing Attorney

James Milstein Managing Attorney (518) 694-8699 ext. 2101 cell (518) 423-1719 Jim Milstein graduated from the University of Vermont in 1980 and Albany Law School in 1983. He was an Assistant Public Defender for Albany County and a partner in the law firm of Milstein & Milstein from 1984 to 2011.  Jim was theContinue reading “James Milstein – Managing Attorney”