Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • PACE, 1055 Wilshire Blvd. #900-A, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Volunteer for APABA, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), and the Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment's (PACE) second Expungement Clinic. We are currently looking for volunteers to help clinic participants expunge their conviction records. We are particularly hoping volunteers that were trained at our prior Expungement Clinic will volunteer again, but training will be provided again on the day of the event, so no prior experience is necessary. The Expungement Clinic will help attendees "expunge" their conviction records under Cal. Pen. Code §§ 1203.4 & 1203.4a. In California, while expungement does not truly erase a conviction from one's record, it does result in a dismissal of the original conviction that is reflected in the person's public record. Expungement is not available for certain convictions, but for those eligible, expungement may have significant impact on one's ability to find and/or maintain employment. Even if people with conviction history have already turned their lives around and sincerely want to become productive members of our community, their past record makes it difficult for them to find employment, housing, and other traditional means of self-support. "Expungement" is a valuable (and sometimes the only) legal remedy to help these individuals achieve successful reentry. To volunteer for this clinic please sign up here: http://expungement.eventbrite.com/. For more information, please contact Dennis M. Wu at dennis.m.wu@gmail.com.
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