Immigration Staff Attorneys – Albany, Buffalo & Newburgh, NY

Immigration Staff Attorney Positions – Albany & Buffalo, New York Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is seeking the immediate hire of immigration attorneys in its Albany, Buffalo or Newburgh offices. Attorneys will provide free legal representation to individuals incarcerated in New York State in removal proceedings in the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP), andContinue reading “Immigration Staff Attorneys – Albany, Buffalo & Newburgh, NY”

Grace Devane – Legal Secretary

Grace Devane Legal Secretary (518) 438-8046 ext. 1100 gdevane@plsny.org Grace Devane recently joined PLS after graduating in May of 2022 from St. Lawrence University where she earned her B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. Throughout her college experience, Grace volunteered with a correctional facility participating in weekly game nights and eventually leading fitness classesContinue reading “Grace Devane – Legal Secretary”

Madison Levin – Staff Attorney

Madison Levin Staff Attorney (518) 438-8046 ext. 1101 mlevin@plsny.org Madison joined PLS as a staff attorney in 2022. Before joining PLS, she was a fellow with Legal Aid Society Prisoners’ Rights Project where she worked primarily on behalf of the plaintiff class in Nunez v. City of New York, a federal class action filed toContinue reading “Madison Levin – Staff Attorney”

Matthew McGowan – Senior Staff Attorney

Matthew McGowan Senior Staff Attorney (518) 438-8046  ext. 1801 mmcgowan@plsny.org Matt joined the Albany office of PLS as a staff attorney in 2013. He works throughout PLS’s core practice areas, with a particular focus on challenges to administrative disciplinary hearings, youth and late-stage adolescent advocacy, parole and sentencing matters, and records access issues. His pastContinue reading “Matthew McGowan – Senior Staff Attorney”

James Bogin – Senior Supervising Attorney

James Bogin Senior Supervising Attorney (518) 438-8046  ext. 1109 jbogin@plsny.org After college, Mr. Bogin spent years as an archeologist in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Then came law school. Mr. Bogin graduated from Cornell Law School in 1984, and was a staff attorney at North Country Legal Services from 1985 to 1987. In 1987 Mr. BoginContinue reading “James Bogin – Senior Supervising Attorney”

Sophia Heller – Managing Attorney

Sophia Heller Managing Attorney (518) 438-8046  ext. 1106 sheller@plsny.org Sophia joined PLS as a staff attorney in 2011 after graduating from Georgetown Law. At PLS she has litigated a range of issues in federal and state court, including damage actions for wrongful solitary confinement, excessive use of force by guards, the failure to protect incarceratedContinue reading “Sophia Heller – Managing Attorney”