Biannual Expungement Clinic of Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Next event: Saturday, November 18 - Expungement Clinic (venue TBD). Attorneys are still needed.
Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Equal Justice Works Fellow (“Text-to-Give” Fellow)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Legal Services of Northern Michigan hosts bi-annual “Clean Record Clinic,” a free expungement clinic to clear old criminal convictions. The clinic will be held in mid-November 2017. It is a partnership between LSNM and volunteer attorneys in the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association.
The clinic is designed to remove barriers to employment and housing for people with old felony and misdemeanor convictions. Individuals will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys to complete forms. Michigan law allows individuals to set aside certain types of convictions when more than five years have passed since the sentence has been served and probation completed. Small fees are required to complete the process, but legal assistance at the clinic is free.
Clients must call in advance to register and complete a screening process.
Clients are encouraged to call immediately to begin the process. Screening is underway now. Please call.
More clients and volunteer attorneys are welcome.
To register, please contact Heather Abraham at (231) 941-0771 x 205 or email HAbraham@lsnm.org.
Legal Services of Northern Michigan is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to promoting equal access to justice by providing free civil legal services to people living at or below the federal poverty line or who are 60 years or older. LSNM serves Michigan’s 36 northernmost counties. It provides a full range of legal services in most areas of civil law, including renter’s rights, consumer rights, and family law.