Parole Hearings

Lisa Newman-Polk represents incarcerated individuals at hearings before the Massachusetts Parole Board, advocating for their release back into the community.  As a former mental health clinician in the Department of Correction, Lisa understands the unique challenges prisoners face during incarceration and has a great appreciation for her clients' life stories.  Through the parole hearing process, she ensures that the interests and rights of her clients are fully protected and advanced in the effort to achieve parole.  As part of her representation, Lisa writes a memorandum to the Board, contextualizing her clients' criminal conduct and progress towards rehabilitation.  She further guides her clients in their presentation to the Board after reviewing institutional records, court records, and most importantly, hours of conversations with her clients, as well as their families and friends.