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Expungement Intake Clinics

How it Works

PLSE does not take appointments or walk-ins for expungement services. We accept new clients at expungement intake clinics. At the clinic, a PLSE staff member does a presentation on how to clear a criminal record, followed by every attendee discussing with a volunteer one-on-one their specific circumstances. We currently hold clinics in three different locations, they are all listed below with the upcoming clinic dates. Other important information:

  • All of our clinics and services are free if you meet our income guidelines
  • You do not need to register in advance
  • All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience
  • PLSE is only able to help with adult expungement cases in Philadelphia

1) People’s Emergency Center
3939 Warren St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Next clinic: Saturday, November 16, 12pm-2pm

PLSE returns to its longest-running clinic location! In collaboration with People’s Emergency Center and Penn Law, PLSE is offering a know-your-rights training on criminal records, pardon information sessions, and one-on-one intakes for expungement with volunteer law students. You do NOT need to register in advance. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID.

2) Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Next clinic: Friday, November 15, 2pm-4pm
Following dates: listed below

Join PLSE at one of their oldest clinics in collaboration with Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to sit down with a volunteer law student from Drexel University’s Law School 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 a valid photo ID.

Fall 2019
November 15
November 22
Spring 2020
January 31
February 21
March 13
March 27
April 17

 

 

 

Pardon Workshops

Outside Pardon Workshops

Wayne Jacobs, Co-Founder and Executive Director of X-Offenders for Community Empowerment hosts monthly workshops that walk you through the pardon application and explain the full pardon process. Mr. Jacobs hosts two monthly pardon clinics:

  • Every 2nd Monday, 6-8pm @ 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • Every 4th Monday, 6-8pm @ 717 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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

PLSE Workshops – coming soon!

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.

Aug
12
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 every 2nd Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Aug
26
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 717 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 every 4th Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Sep
4
Wed
Hidden Lives Illuminated Expungement Intake Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) is hosting Hidden Lives Illuminated, a special event from August 15-September 12 showcasing animated films by currently-incarcerated artists that will be projected onto the walls of the penitentiary. In honor of the event, PLSE is collaborating with ESP to host an expungement clinic. Registration is NOT required. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
OCF Coffee House, 2100 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130
7pm – 9pm

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 with a volunteer law student 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. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience. No registration is needed.

Sep
6
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Sep 6 @ 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 6, 2019
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
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 with a volunteer law student 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. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience. No registration is needed.

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

Sep
9
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 every 2nd Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Sep
21
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Sep 21 @ 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 21, 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.

Sep
23
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 717 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 every 4th Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Sep
27
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Sep 27 @ 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 27, 2019
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
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 with a volunteer law student 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. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience. No registration is needed.

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

Oct
8
Tue
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ The Lenfest Center
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We’re back!

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The Lenfest Center
3890 N. 10th, Philadelphia PA 19140
10am – 1pm

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 with a volunteer law student 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. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience. No registration is needed.

Graciously hosted by the North10 Philadelphia.

Oct
14
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 every 2nd Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Oct
19
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Oct 19 @ 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 19, 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.

Oct
25
Fri
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Oct 25 @ 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 25, 2019
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
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 with a volunteer law student 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. All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience. No registration is needed.

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

Oct
28
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 717 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 every 4th Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.

Nov
6
Wed
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ The Dixon House
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’re back!

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The Dixon House
1920 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145
6pm – 8pm

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 Dixon House.

Nov
11
Mon
Pardon Workshop w/ X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need assistance with a pardon? 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 his clinic at 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 every 2nd Monday from 6-7pm. For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email jacobs19132@yahoo.com.