How to Run an Expungement Clinic at Your Library

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Staff at the Worcester County Library (MD) were offering workforce development services for their community when they learned how many patrons encounter roadblocks due to their previous criminal history. Staff also knew that expungement – the process by which a record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from state or federal record – could be helpful and so they set up an expungement clinic to pair patrons with a pro bono attorney who could assist with the process. Learn more about their story and how you might begin to set up an expungement clinic at your library in this 10-minute interview with Elena Coelho and Marshall Shord from Worcester County Library, and Chris Sweeney from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.


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