Gartenberg to fill Parole Board seat

Issue January 2015

The Governor's Council confirmed Lee J. Gartenberg for an open seat on the Parole Board. He fills the position formerly held by Joshua I. Wall, who had chaired the Parole Board before becoming a Superior Court judge earlier this year, with a term expiring June 1, 2015. Gartenberg is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Executive Management Board and House of Delegates.

"Lee will bring to this position his high energy, unique legal expertise and very strong commitment to inmate services and reentry programs," said Gov. Deval L. Patrick.

Gartenberg served as the director of inmate legal services in the Middlesex Sheriff's Office, where he had worked since 1982. He provided legal services to prisoners in the Middlesex County Jail and House of Correction.

In addition to his work at the Middlesex Sheriff's Office, Gartenberg also reviewed institutional policies, providing input to the Sheriff's Office, processing and clearing warrants, and drafting legislative proposals to address systemic corrections issues. He represented inmates in post-conviction relief motions and at administrative hearings, including parole revocation and rescission hearings. Gartenberg also participated in training Parole Board members and staff.

Gartenberg is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Boston University School of Law.