West Virginia Public Broadcasting – Lisa Hartline grew up in Parkersburg. Today, she is an attorney at Legal Aid of Pennsylvania representing people who can’t afford a private attorney because she used to be one. Read the full article.
“I think I’m more willing to make exceptions when maybe clients aren’t following the plan that they need to follow because I know what it’s like,” she said. “They know how hard I’ll fight for them because I know what it’s like to be in their shoes.”
She knows what it’s like to sit in front of a judge in both a pants suit and a jail uniform. I drove to Washington, Pennsylvania, where she lives to speak with her about her experiences while she was incarcerated.
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