Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Center for Solo Practitioners will host a pair of free criminal expungement clinics Aug. 7 and 14 from 1-4 p.m. each day at the Salvation Army Centre City facility (825 Seventh Ave.).
The clinics have been made possible by a grant from the San Diego County Indigent Criminal Defense Fund Inc.
“The purpose of the free mobile expungement clinic is to help indigent persons who have done everything required of them by the court during their probation to apply for a dismissal of their conviction,” said the program’s director, TJSL professor Lilys McCoy. “The dismissal will increase their chances of becoming employed, which will, we hope, allow them to take their lives in a completely new and prosperous direction.”
The clinics are open to people who would not be able to pay for this service on their own.
Those interested can make an appointment by calling 619-550-4879 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-Ins are welcome.
“This clinic is so important," said San Diego attorney Michelle Bos, a solo practitioner. “The clients we see are from a segment of the population who have such limited access to the justice system and yet so much exposure to its harsh consequences with little recourse. Assisting them with expungement of their criminal record can be the first step toward ending their homelessness and qualifying for jobs and programs.”
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