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Volunteer Lawyers and Law Students Needed for March 29 Expungement Day in New Orleans

Thursday, March 06, 2008

  • By: Alisha Williams
  • Organization: Critical Resistance/Student Hurricane Network

Dear Friends of Justice:

Our community needs lawyers and law students to help in New Orleans first EXPUNGEMENT DAY sponsored by Critical Resistance New Orleans, Safe Streets Strong Communities and the New Orleans Office of the Public Defender.

EXPUNGEMENT Day will be held on March 29, 2008 at the Treme Community Center, 1400 St. Phillip Street, New Orleans. No experience in criminal law is necessary to help out, training will be provided.

LAWYERS are needed on March 29, 2008 from 10 to 4 to interview people as well as fill out and notarize expungement papers for those eligible. There will be a CLE on March 29, 2008 from 10-12 on "The Nuts and Bolts of Expungement in Louisiana." The CLE will be taught by Professor Majeeda Snead of Loyola College of Law, a longtime criminal defense lawyer.

LAW STUDENTS are also needed. From March 17 to March 29, law students are needed to interview and research the eligibility of people interested in expungement and to assist in helping process the paperwork. The greatest need for law students will be during the week of March 24 to 29.

If you are able to help, please contact Robert Horton of Critical Resistance at 504.813.4714 or email him at: koolblack@criticalresistance.org .


Please send this on to lawyers and law students who might be interested.

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Alisha Williams
Student Hurricane Network, National Advisory Board
Cardozo School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2009
www.studenthurricanenetwork.org
Alisha.Williams@Gmail.com

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