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Shayla Mombeleur presents on attorney role in helping incarcerated individuals reenter society

Shayla Mombeleur presented at a recent program addressing how attorneys can assist incarcerated individuals reenter society at the end of prison sentences.

The program – hosted by Social Law Library as part of an educational initiative founded by Law Professor Deborah Ramirez in the memory of her husband, the late Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants – addressed how various laws and resources are available in Massachusetts to assist successful reentry.

Ms. Mombeleur was part of a panel discussion on a comprehensive approach to sentencing – including why understanding the myriad needs of individuals at the time of sentencing is critical to planning for rehabilitation and reentry rather than merely managing a crisis from one institution to another.

Ms. Mombeleur concentrates her practice on government investigations and criminal defense.  Prior to joining Todd & Weld, she was a trial attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where she defended clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges from arrest to final disposition.