Pre-Board Consultation: Parole Hearing Strategy
COVID19: No in-prison travel: Consultation done via Audio and/or Video
This is a flat discounted Web Attorney's fee for a Pre-Board Consultation. Mostly for inmates that are not going to their Parole Suitability Hearing for another 3 to 7 years.
The Pre-Board Parole Consultation includes drafting the best strategy for a successful Initial (or subsequent) Parole Hearing. The legal services include three PHASES as described below in detail. The BPH sample questionnaire, written homework (i.e. apology letters, relapse prevention plan, etc.) and one Audio Consultation, after the homework is completed.
PHASE I: We mail over 100+ BPH sample questions for the inmate to get a better understanding of what the Commissioners are looking for at the hearing. There are no right or wrong answers, we look for best efforts from our clients. It is best that the inmate answer all the applicable sample questions for their own edification (and food for thought).
Our Law office will provide feedback to the 20 + questions containing asterisks on the questionnaire. We encourage the inmate to reply only on 1-side of the paper, when writing to our office, for ease of reading and providing comments. The homework assists the Attorney in determining the level of Insight they have into their crime. This entails looking at character defects/flaws that played a role in the commitment offense and/or alleged behavior. After our law office receives the BPH responses, we will provide written feedback, recommend classes to attend (and/or Books to read); this helps the inmate to focus on the appropriate rehabilitation for the Board and then the inmate is ready to move to PHASE II.
PHASE II: The inmate will receive our Parole Preparation Packet (PPP, 50+ pages). This contains Sample of Apology letters and HOW to write a Relapse Prevention Plan (RPP), as well as a sample of a RPP. This written homework section (Phase II) takes more self-introspection on the part of the inmate. Once our law office receives the RPP and apology letter(s) the Attorney will review the documents and give feedback; the inmate then moves to PHASE III.
Final PHASE III: After we receive the inmate's “best effort” on the written documents, the attorney will set-up a 2-hour phone Consultation. She will review the PPP (50+ pgs) resource page by page, as well as any homework that was not covered. She will review the Board Psychologist interview process that will occur 4-5 months before the hearing. The Attorney will also reserve a Questions and Answers (Qs/As) session as part of the Audio Consultation. She will also go over the logistics (process) of the new Video Parole hearing format, as well as who is allowed (or not allowed) to attend the hearing.
The Pre-Board consultation legal services is complete at the end of Phase III, the 2-hour phone Consultation. By then the inmate will know exactly what to work on over the next several years before the scheduled Initial Parole hearing.