Expungement Clinic seeking student volunteers
The Expungement Clinic helps low-income Akron residents seal the record of their criminal convictions. A sealed record enables many people better access to jobs, housing, and volunteer opportunities. Students will learn integral skills in the legal field including filing paperwork with the court, drafting motions, interviewing real clients, and communicating with clients both through the mail and over the phone. Students who are eligible for a legal intern certificate will have ample opportunities to appear in court and present an oral argument.
A student commitment to the Expungement Clinic can be for as few or as many hours as the student pleases. These hours qualify as Pro Bono Limited Means.
**Update**There will be two more training sessions next week. These sessions are informational only, and students are welcome to attend simply for a brief overview of the law surrounding sealing of a conviction. The trainings will be Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 PM and Friday, May 17th at 11:30 AM in Room 134 of the Law School.
Students with any questions please contact Russel Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.