Criminal case expungement clinic coming up at Lawrence library

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Students with the KU School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic will host a criminal record expungement clinic Monday at the Lawrence Public Library.

Expungement seals an arrest record, diversion or conviction from public view, though there are some exceptions to the types of cases that can be expunged.

The clinic can offer free representation for many people who are looking to expunge criminal records in Douglas County District Court or Lawrence Municipal Court cases, according to a KU news release.

The clinic can accept clients with incomes up to 250% of the federal poverty level, according to the release. That’s up to $37,650 in annual income for a household of one, and $78,000 for a household of four. See the full poverty guidelines at this link.

“Clients who qualify for Legal Aid Clinic representation but who do not qualify for a waiver of the court’s per-case filing fee will need to pay that court fee, but no attorney’s fees, if they are eligible for services,” according to the release.

The clinic is set for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in the library auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Clients will then need to attend an additional appointment and any required court hearings with their attorney, according to the release.

If you have questions about the clinic or expungement eligibility, call the Legal Aid Clinic at 785-864-5564.

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