The Sangamon County Expungement & Recording Sealing Summit is an opportunity for individuals to receive free legal consultations on their options for criminal records relief. Volunteer lawyers are needed to prepare petitions to expunge and/or seal records for eligible participants to file in the appropriate circuit court. The Summit will be an in-person event on Saturday, October 29th. Volunteers lawyers are asked to sign up in advance using the registration form below.
Two virtual trainings for volunteers lawyers will be held and are strongly encouraged for those planning to volunteer at the Summit:
- The first CLE is scheduled for July 22nd from noon to 1:00 p.m. and will provide an overview of the expungement and sealing process.
- The second CLE is scheduled for August 19th from noon to 1:00 p.m. and will cover handling an expungement or sealing case in Sangamon County.
The trainings are free if you volunteer at the Summit or take a expungement or sealing case on a pro bono basis through Land of Lincoln Legal Aid in the future. CLE credit will be provided to attendees.
This event is sponsored by the Sangamon County Circuit Clerk’s office, the Sangamon County Bar Association, the Sangamon County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Springfield Urban League, the Appellate Public Defender’s Office, Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, Identi-Check and PILI.
Before the training and Summit dates, you will receive further logistical information from Land of Lincoln. Additional questions about the trainings or Summit? Contact Melinda Hubele with Land of Lincoln Legal Aid by email.
Volunteers can register by using the form below. If you have any questions or problems with the registration form, please email PILI or call us at 312-832-5136.
Are you a client in need of help with an expungement or sealing? Unfortunately, registration for the 2022 Summit is full.
- For applicants who contacted Land of Lincoln Legal Aid to register for the Summit, you will receive a call by October 7th, with your appointment time on October 29th. If you have questions about your appointment time after October 7th, please contact Sandra Brown at (217) 529-8400 x. 4214.
- If you were unable to register for the Summit, you may call Land of Lincoln Legal Aid’s Fresh Start Project at 855-601-9474 to apply to have your criminal history expunged or sealed. Please note that you will not be given an October 29th appointment if you are not registered for the 2022 Summit.