Free Expungement Event To Be Held On MLK Day

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

CAMDEN, N.J. — An expungement event will be held at Camden County College’s Camden City Campus on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The free event is sponsored by the Camden County Board of Commissioners, Volunteer UP legal clinic, ARCHER Attorneys at Law, and Camden County College.

Attendees can meet with an attorney, free of charge, to discuss getting their criminal records expunged.

“Countless people have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system and the mistakes of the past are holding them back from making progress,” Commissioner Jon Young said in a press release from the county. “And for many people, hiring an attorney to sort out legal issues is cost prohibitive. This event eliminates the issue of cost to provide direct legal support for residents as well as removes barrier to allow for successful futures.”

Attorney time will be limited so attendees are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling (856) 217-8686.

“Camden County College is proud to join with our partners to offer this expungement clinic at our Camden City Campus,” Dr. Lovell Pugh-Bassett, President of Camden County College, stated. “Our institution of higher learning seeks to serve our community by removing barriers, whether they are barriers to education, or barriers to gainful employment and benefits that can be eliminated by the expungement process.”

The Board of Commissioners is currently looking for attorneys to volunteer at the event in exchange for CLE credits. To receive the credits, attorneys must volunteer in person for the entirety of the event. To register for the free virtual training session that will be held on January 10 visit this link.

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