PLS 40th Anniversary Event held at Albany Law School

October  24, 2014

See below for additional pictures of our event

Please Join Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York on

October 4, 2017
For the 7th Annual Pro Bono Celebration Event

Letters from Home: Incarcerated New Yorkers Reflect on the Love of Their Families
Through the stories of incarcerated individuals, attendees will hear about the importance of family and friends and the need for communication by letters, phone calls and visits. The stories will be performed by the Soul Rebel Performance Troupe.

We will also be recognizing the efforts of all of our volunteers, with awards presented to five spectacular pro bono partners:

Jonathan Gradess, Esq. – John R. Dunne Champion of Justice Award

Dechert LLP – Hon. Clarence J. Herlihy Award

Julissa Saragoza-Arroyo, Shearman & Sterling – Pro Bono Service Award

Dena DeFazio, Albany Law School – Robert F. Bensing Award

Michelle Morris, Tompkins Cortland Community College/Cornell University – Robert F. Bensing Award 

Food and drinks will be available prior to the performance

First Congregational Church
405 Quail Street
Albany, New York 12208
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public though RSVPs are kindly requested as space is limited. Donations will be accepte 

Questions and RSVPs should be directed to Samantha Howell, Esq.,

Director of Pro Bono & Outreach, or 518-445-6050 x1101.

PLS Activities & Events


PLS Executive Director Karen Murtagh Co-Chairs NYSBA Conference 

Redeeming the Pledge . . . ‘And Justice For All.’

This full day conference focused on access to justice issues including issues that arise in family court, housing, civil Gideon, pre-arraignment, wrongful convictions, solitary confinement, re-entry and immigration. To view a video of this full-day program click the link below: