Legal Secretary/Receptionist - Buffalo, NY

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is seeking applicants for the position of Legal Secretary in our Buffalo office.


PLS is a non-profit, statewide law office which provides civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. PLS engages in civil rights advocacy and litigation including cases involving claims of unconstitutional conditions of confinement, prolonged placement in solitary confinement, deliberate indifference to serious mental health and medical needs, excessive use of force, access to education, and sentence computation issues. We have regional offices in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Newburgh and Plattsburgh.  The legal secretary will provide administrative support including processing mail and intakes, answering phones, case management system data entry, file maintenance, correspondence, and assisting attorneys as needed. This position requires strong computer and case management system skills, and legal secretarial and organizational skills. Proficiency in Word and Excel required. This position also calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients, agencies and vendors.



PLS offers a salary that is competitive with other public interest law firms in upstate New York, and sets salaries depending on experience. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references by email to: Due to the volume of applications expected, only people who are contacted for interviews will receive a response. The positions will remain open until filled.