Events

 

EXPUNGEMENT ELIGIBILITY INTAKE CLINICS

Saturdays:  September 15, October 20, November 17

12:00-2:00 pm

3939 Warren St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join PLSE at the oldest community based expungement clinic. along with the Penn Law Criminal Record Expungement Project for an Expungement Eligibility Intake Clinic. Participate in a Know-Your-Rights training about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one expungement intake. Graciously hosted by the People’s Emergency Center. Connect to and share the event on Facebook!

You do NOT need to register in advance. Please bring a valid Photo ID and a little patience.

 

Fridays:  September 14, October 19, November 9, November 16

2:00-4:00 pm

3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Every year, PLSE hosts expungement clinics in partnership with the students from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Participate in a Know-Your-Rights training about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one expungement intake. Graciously hosted by the Drexel Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

You do NOT need to register in advance. Please bring a valid Photo ID and a little patience.

 
Feb
16
Fri
Expungement Clinic – West Philadelphia @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join PLSE along with the Drexel Law Criminal Record Expungement Project for an Expungement Eligibility Intake Clinic. Participate in a Know-Your-Rights training about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one expungement intake.

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

You do NOT need to register in advance. Please bring a valid Photo ID and a little patience.

Mar
2
Fri
Expungement Clinic – West Philadelphia @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join PLSE along with the Drexel Law Criminal Record Expungement Project for an Expungement Eligibility Intake Clinic. Participate in a Know-Your-Rights training about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one expungement intake.

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

You do NOT need to register in advance. Please bring a valid Photo ID and a little patience.

Mar
17
Sat
Criminal Record Expungement Project Eligibility Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
Mar 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, March 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.

Mar
30
Fri
Expungement Clinic – West Philadelphia @ Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Parnerships
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join PLSE along with the Drexel Law Criminal Record Expungement Project for an Expungement Eligibility Intake Clinic. Participate in a Know-Your-Rights training about criminal records and sit down for a one-on-one expungement intake.

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

You do NOT need to register in advance. Please bring a valid Photo ID and a little patience.

May
26
Sat
DIY Expungement Clinic @ People's Emergency Center
May 26 @ 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.

Jun
8
Fri
Resource & Reentry Job Fair @ Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OIC of America, Inc., is celebrating reentry month and one year of service to the community via their SOAR program. Their reentry program, SOAR (Skills and Opportunities for Achievement & Responsibility), serves young adults between the ages of 18-24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system to make a successful transition back to their communities. Reentering society can be very tough for someone once incarcerated and OIC of America in partnership with the Philadelphia OIC wants to help. OIC of America is hosting a Community Job/Resource Fair to bring more than 20 organizations who believe in second chances to people who need one. The event will include employers, community service organizations, justice partners, and more. The Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity will be there all afternoon providing information on expungement eligibility and upcoming clinics to begin the expungement process.

Jun
12
Tue
Expungement Clinic & Resource Fair w/ Rep. Cherelle Parker @ Philippian Baptist Church
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rep. Cherelle Parker, Councilwoman for the 9th District, will be hosting a criminal record expungement clinic and resource fair. The Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, alongside the Defender Association of Philadelphia and Community Legal Services, 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. While registration is not required, it is encouraged. You can pre-register by calling Rep. Cherelle Parker’s office at 215-686-3455.

Jun
26
Tue
Beyond Bars: Conquering the Stigma of Criminal Records @ Friends Center
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Beyond Bars: Conquering the Stigma of Criminal Records

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) will host an event to underscore the resilience of the roughly one third of Philadelphians directly impacted by criminal records. The event will include an opening speaker, Louis Suavé Gonzales, resource tables, a pop-up art exhibit, and a panel discussion highlighting individuals who refuse to be denied by criminal history information. All are invited to learn about the challenges faced by those impacted by criminal history information from the experts — those with lived experience. More information to come.

Register HERE.

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.