Events

 

EXPUNGEMENT ELIGIBILITY INTAKE CLINICS

Saturday, June 8, 2019

12pm – 2pm

The Dixon House
1920 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145

Join PLSE at a pop-up clinic in collaboration with The Dixon House. Participants will have the opportunity to sit down with a volunteer law student who will review their criminal record and discuss options for clearing it. You do NOT need to register in advance. All you need to bring is yourself and a little patience.

PARDON WORKSHOPS

POSTPONED until late summer!

Are you being held back by an old Pennsylvania conviction that is preventing you from accessing employment, housing, education or other opportunities? Now may be the time for you to consider applying for a pardon.

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) will be holding introductory pardon workshops to provide information on Pennsylvania’s pardon process. Participants will be introduced to the pardon application and given an overview of the full process. We will review eligibility and criteria for a strong application along with tips on how to navigate each step.

If a pardon is not right for you at this time, we will also review other methods of clearing your criminal record and provide tips on how to move forward with your life in the meantime. Participants will also learn about creation, dissemination and destruction of criminal records in general and their rights when it comes to the use of their criminal records. There will be time for a Q&A at the end. Due to limited space, we have capped event registration at 40 participants.

Partner Workshops

Wayne Jacobs, Co-Founder and Executive Director of X-Offenders for Community Empowerment is hosting a workshop to get you started with the pardon application. Mr. Jacobs hosts two monthly pardon clinics:

  • Every 2nd Monday, 6-7pm @ 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • Every 4th Monday, 6-7pm @ 717 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Jun
28
Thu
Expungement Clinic w/ Rep. Morgan Cephas @ Shepard Recreation Center
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rep. Morgan Cephas will be hosting a criminal record expungement clinic. The Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity will be there to provide information on the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records. We will be reviewing individual’s criminal records and their eligibility for an expungement. More details forthcoming. You can also call Rep. Morgan Cephas’ office at 215-879-6625.

Jun
30
Sat
DIY Expungement Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

DIY Expungement Workshops

This Summer Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) is partnering with The People’s Emergency Center to offer Do It Yourself Expungement Clinics. At these clinics, interested community members affected by the maintenance of criminal history record information will join PLSE staff and volunteers to learn about the creation, dissemination and destruction of criminal records. Participants will create expungement petitions, which can be filed in court to destroy these records and the barriers they create to employment, education, housing, volunteer opportunities, and any other opportunity that one can imagine.

Too often criminal history record information (a record of the actions that the criminal justice system has chosen to take against a person) is used to replace personal history (who someone is as a person). Our DIY Expungement Clinics are designed to assist people in creating the expungement petitions necessary to liberate them from the long lasting burden of a criminal record. However, our goal goes well beyond simply destroying harmful records. Our mission is to empower people by giving them knowledge they can share with family, friends and acquaintances who are similarly affected, while connecting people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds to create a greater sense of shared community. In this way, we hope that the impact of these clinics will reach well beyond the classrooms and computer labs in which they are held.

This event REQUIRES registration. Please fill out the registration form here.

Jul
14
Sat
DIY Expungement Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

DIY Expungement Workshops

This Summer Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) is partnering with The People’s Emergency Center to offer Do It Yourself Expungement Clinics. At these clinics, interested community members affected by the maintenance of criminal history record information will join PLSE staff and volunteers to learn about the creation, dissemination and destruction of criminal records. Participants will create expungement petitions, which can be filed in court to destroy these records and the barriers they create to employment, education, housing, volunteer opportunities, and any other opportunity that one can imagine.

Too often criminal history record information (a record of the actions that the criminal justice system has chosen to take against a person) is used to replace personal history (who someone is as a person). Our DIY Expungement Clinics are designed to assist people in creating the expungement petitions necessary to liberate them from the long lasting burden of a criminal record. However, our goal goes well beyond simply destroying harmful records. Our mission is to empower people by giving them knowledge they can share with family, friends and acquaintances who are similarly affected, while connecting people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds to create a greater sense of shared community. In this way, we hope that the impact of these clinics will reach well beyond the classrooms and computer labs in which they are held.

This event REQUIRES registration. Please fill out the registration form here.

Aug
2
Thu
DIY Expungement Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DIY Expungement Workshops

This Summer Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) is partnering with The People’s Emergency Center to offer Do It Yourself Expungement Clinics. At these clinics, interested community members affected by the maintenance of criminal history record information will join PLSE staff and volunteers to learn about the creation, dissemination and destruction of criminal records. Participants will create expungement petitions, which can be filed in court to destroy these records and the barriers they create to employment, education, housing, volunteer opportunities, and any other opportunity that one can imagine.

Too often criminal history record information (a record of the actions that the criminal justice system has chosen to take against a person) is used to replace personal history (who someone is as a person). Our DIY Expungement Clinics are designed to assist people in creating the expungement petitions necessary to liberate them from the long lasting burden of a criminal record. However, our goal goes well beyond simply destroying harmful records. Our mission is to empower people by giving them knowledge they can share with family, friends and acquaintances who are similarly affected, while connecting people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds to create a greater sense of shared community. In this way, we hope that the impact of these clinics will reach well beyond the classrooms and computer labs in which they are held.

Registration is now CLOSED. Please check our events page for our next expungement clinic.

Aug
23
Thu
DIY Expungement Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DIY Expungement Workshops

This Summer Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) is partnering with The People’s Emergency Center to offer Do It Yourself Expungement Clinics. At these clinics, interested community members affected by the maintenance of criminal history record information will join PLSE staff and volunteers to learn about the creation, dissemination and destruction of criminal records. Participants will create expungement petitions, which can be filed in court to destroy these records and the barriers they create to employment, education, housing, volunteer opportunities, and any other opportunity that one can imagine.

Too often criminal history record information (a record of the actions that the criminal justice system has chosen to take against a person) is used to replace personal history (who someone is as a person). Our DIY Expungement Clinics are designed to assist people in creating the expungement petitions necessary to liberate them from the long lasting burden of a criminal record. However, our goal goes well beyond simply destroying harmful records. Our mission is to empower people by giving them knowledge they can share with family, friends and acquaintances who are similarly affected, while connecting people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds to create a greater sense of shared community. In this way, we hope that the impact of these clinics will reach well beyond the classrooms and computer labs in which they are held.

Registration is now CLOSED. Please check our events page for our next expungement clinic.

Sep
14
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Friday, September 14, 2018
3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
2pm – 4pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Graciously hosted by the Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Sep
15
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
3939 Warren Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 19104
12pm – 2pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Oct
19
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Friday, October 19, 2018
3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
2pm – 4pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Graciously hosted by the Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Oct
20
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
3939 Warren Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 19104
12pm – 2pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Nov
9
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Friday, November 9, 2018
3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
2pm – 4pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Graciously hosted by the Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Nov
10
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Ben Johnson Building
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we go to North Philly for an expungement clinic.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
1509 Church Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19141
12pm – 2pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Nov
16
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Friday, November 16, 2018
3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
2pm – 4pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Graciously hosted by the Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Nov
17
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
3939 Warren Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 19104
12pm – 2pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Jan
18
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Friday, January 18, 2019
3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
2pm – 4pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.

Graciously hosted by the Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Jan
26
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re back!

Join the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
3939 Warren Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 19104
12pm – 2pm

We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement.

This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.