Pro Bono Self Represented

Expungement and Shielding Clinic Wrap-Up

Thank you to our volunteers!
Thank you to our volunteers!

Last week, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) and the Anne Arundel Pro Bono Committee sponsored a FREE Expungement and Shielding Clinic at the Glen Burnie Regional Library. Volunteer attorneys provided free legal assistance and information regarding expungement and shielding of criminal records on a first-come, first-served basis. 52 people took part in the program and over 200 petitions were filed!

The clinic was well coordinated and organized by Matthew Stubenburg, MVLS staff attorney and Director of IT, and Daria Pugh, paralegal.

Thank you to our volunteer attorneys! There were 13 volunteer attorneys, six of whom are from Anne Arundel County:

  • Michelle Moodispaw, Chair, Anne Arundel Pro Bono Committee
  • Lauren Wallace, Co-Chair,  Anne Arundel Pro Bono Committee
  • Diane Wessel
  • Susan Mays
  • Robert Waldman
  • David Schult

In addition, seven of the volunteers are from other Maryland counties — we really appreciate your traveling to Glen Burnie to assist the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

  • Rob Johnson
  • Anthony Hayes Davis, II
  • Farrah Champagne
  • Lisa Magil
  • Melinda McBeth
  • Kia Chandler
  • Dwight Clark

To learn more about expungement and expungement resources, check out these articles on the Maryland People’s Law Library, our wiki page and our past blog posts! In addition, the Maryland Courts website includes information on how to expunge your records.

It is hoped that this will be a recurring event.  Dates for next fall are being considered now.

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