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Expungement Clinic Wrap-Up

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) sponsored an Expungement Clinic at the Glen Burnie Regional Library on September 27, 2016 in the evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.  There were 4 volunteer attorneys who were able to help 16 people complete expungement petitions for filing.  Matthew Stubenberg of MVLS coordinated the program. Matthew is known for developing, an APP that can determine if a case is eligible for expungement and then populate the form with the information needed for filing.

More information on expungement can be found on the library’s FAQs wiki page under “expungement.”  The page provides access to the Judiciary’s Access to Justice Department’s self-help video on expungement with tip sheet, articles on the Maryland People’s Law Library of Maryland, and the brochure published by the District Court of Maryland “Information About Removing Criminal Records from Public Access in Maryland” and many more resources.

The referral section contains  links to clinics and APPS that can help with expungement of criminal records.

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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