Texas Law Expunction Project – Lead Student Counselors

Lead student counselors (LSCs) serve a vital role in the Expunction Project by overseeing the entire expunction and/or nondisclosure process for 2-4 applicants. LSCs will participate in every stage of the Expunction Project over the course of a few weeks in the semester. LSCs will manage their applicants’ files by determining what type of relief applicants may be eligible for based on their criminal history; obtaining criminal records necessary to prove applicants’ eligibility; drafting petitions and orders for relief; and meeting with applicants to prepare them for pro se hearings. LSCs will work closely with a Mithoff Program Supervising Attorney and Pro Bono Scholars throughout this process. An expunction destroys all criminal records related to an eligible offense, and a nondisclosure seals the records so that applicants no longer have to disclose their criminal history on background checks.

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Texas Law Expunction Project

The Expunction Project is an internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program.

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