Lynne Parker

Leader, Legal Aid Advocate (Massachusetts)

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Lynne Parker is executive director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

Lynne Parker joined MLAC as executive director in September 2018. Lynne has more than three decades of experience advocating on behalf of low-income residents, most recently as executive director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance. A Massachusetts native, Parker holds a BA in political science from Mount Holyoke College, and a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. As a law student, she interned at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and later worked at Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (now South Coastal Counties Legal Services)—both of which are MLAC-funded organizations.

She began her legal aid career representing migrant farmworkers as an attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Bangor, Maine, and has also worked as a housing advocate. During her tenure at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Parker served as a staff attorney and later deputy director before becoming executive director in 2014. Throughout her career, Parker has promoted staff diversity and linguistic competence, advocated for the rights of people with limited English proficiency, and conducted outreach to underserved communities.



A civil justice crisis is coming; Much greater funding for legal aid is needed

Susan Finegan, Lynne Parker
CommonWealth – Nonprofit journal of politics, ideas and civic life
September 10, 2020

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