Public Interest Law Initiative

DuPage Expungement Clinic

The DuPage Expungement Clinic will provide free legal assistance to individuals seeking to clear their criminal record. Volunteers will consult with participants on available options for relief, prepare petitions to expunge and/or seal eligible records, and provide guidance on navigating the process from start to finish.

If you would like to receive legal help expunging your criminal record, please fill out the pre-registration form here by March 7th.

Opportunities are available for lawyers, law students and other legal professionals to volunteer at the clinic and to help with cases after. There will be 2-hour volunteer shifts at the clinic starting at 8:30, 10:30 and 12:30. In order to help the most possible clients, we ask that you sign up for as many shifts as you are able.

Lawyers are required to attend the training session in order to volunteer, unless they handle expungement matters on a regular basis in their practice, or have attended a similar training session since January 2018. If you have questions about this requirement or wish to volunteer but cannot attend the training, please contact Michael Bergmann by email. Other volunteers are welcome to attend trainings, but are not required.

This event is co-sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association, PILI’s Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and Prairie State Legal Services*.

*supported by the Westside Justice Center – Access to Justice

1. Attorneys and law students are needed to meet with clients at the clinic.

Training information:

  • Monday, April 13th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Attorney Resource Center, 3rd Floor DuPage Judicial Center, 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.
  • 2.0 hours of CLE credit will be provided, subject to approval.

2. Other volunteers are needed to assist during the clinic with registration and clinic logistics.

These volunteers do not need to be attorneys and no training is required.

3. Attorneys may be needed to provide pro bono representation at later objection hearings

We will need volunteers for these cases on an as-needed basis. Please indicate in the form if you are willing to be contacted about a case. If you are unable to volunteer the day of the clinic, you can still volunteer for this option.


 

Special thanks to BioScan Tek for providing fingerprinting and background check services to clients of the Expungement Clinic.

 

 


Volunteers can register by using the form below. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Sophia Vagnone by email or by phone at 312-832-5136.

Venue: DuPage County Bar Association


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