Legal Aid of Southeastern PA has a volunteer opportunity for a spring break service experience on their expungement project. Review the below recap of the project, and if you are ready to commit to volunteering, please email our alum, Erica Briant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline to commit is Sunday, February 9, but space is limited. Sign up early to lock in your spot!
Below is a recap of the details. Volunteers MUST commit to all of the following:
1) Attending a training on Monday, March 16, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
2) Volunteer at least two other full days during the rest of spring break, March 17, 18, 19 or 20. Volunteers are invited to spend more time during that week - three days is the minimum, not the maximum.
3) Bring a laptop for your own use on all days.
4) Training and service are all at Legal Aid of Southeastern PA's Norristown office, accessible via public transportation from the Kline School of Law:
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
625 Swede Street
Norristown PA 19401
Responsibilities will vary depending on what needs exist on the day you are volunteering, but could include, among other possibilities: Reviewing records to assess for pardon, record sealing and expungement eligibility, opening cases for new clients, contacting law enforcement agencies to confirm compliance with court ordered expungements, interviewing clients, drafting petitions, observing court, updating pro se materials, organizing files, legal research and writing, and other duties as assigned.
If you have questions please contact Rashida West (email@example.com) or Erica Briant! Together, we will help clients break the cycle of poverty and incarceration by clearing their records!