Elizabeth Banks – Legal Secretary

Elizabeth Banks Legal Secretary (607) 273-2283 ext. 1200 ebank@plsny.org Liz, joined Prisoner’s Legal Services on February 22, 2016 as a legal secretary, providing the Ithaca attorneys with administrative assistance.  She came to PLS from Heritage Park Apartments, in Elmira, NY, where she was the Assistant Youth Project Director for The Heritage Park Apartments Resource Center. Continue reading “Elizabeth Banks – Legal Secretary”

Megan Welch – Staff Attorney

Megan Welch Staff Attorney (607) 273-2283 ext. 1209 mwelch@plsny.org Megan joined PLS in October of 2018 after received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in May of 2018. Prior to law school, she worked as an 8th and 9th grade science teacher, and received her Masters of Education from Brooklyn College in 2014, andContinue reading “Megan Welch – Staff Attorney”

Hallie Mitnick – Staff Attorney

Hallie Mitnick Staff Attorney (607) 273-2283 ext. 2004 hmitnick@plsny.org Hallie joined PLS in September of 2015 after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  As a law student, Hallie participated in the Innocence Project clinic as well as the Civil Rights Clinic.  She was also a Public Service Scholar and Dean’s Merit Scholar.  SheContinue reading “Hallie Mitnick – Staff Attorney”

Krin Flaherty – Managing Attorney

Krin Flaherty Managing Attorney (607) 273-2283 ext. 1205 kflaherty@plsny.org Krin returns to PLS as the Ithaca office Managing Attorney. She previously worked as a staff attorney for the Ithaca office between 2006 and 2012. In her prior work at PLS, Krin focused on helping our clients with mental and physical health care issues, including monitoringContinue reading “Krin Flaherty – Managing Attorney”

Aleta Albert – Director of Advocacy

Aleta Albert Director of Advocacy (607) 273-2283  ext. 1202 aalbert@plsny.org   Aleta Albert, Director of Advocacy. Aleta has worked at Prisoners’ Legal Services since 1985. She has held a number of positions since beginning her employment and is currently the Director of Advocacy. She processes and responds to intake letters from inmates.  She handles production and copy editing for Pro Se asContinue reading “Aleta Albert – Director of Advocacy”

Betsy Hutchings – Deputy Director

Betsy Hutchings Deputy Director  (607) 273-2283 bhutchings@plsny.org 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”