Texas Law Expunction Project – Lead Student Counselors

Students will oversee the entire expunction and/or nondisclosure process for 2 to 4 applicants. Lead student counselors (LSCs) participate in every stage of the Expunction Project over the course of a few weeks and will determine what type of relief their applicants may be eligible for based on their criminal history; obtain criminal records necessary to prove applicants’ eligibility; draft petitions and orders for relief; and meet 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.


Texas Law Expunction Project

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

Project Details

Project Start Date

September 2023

Approximate hours of work requested
15-20 hours during the fall semester, including training
LSCs will have one training session at a time TBD based on volunteers’ schedules
Skills used
Client interviewing; legal records review; requesting court records; legal analysis; legal writing
Project location
Law school and independent work location
727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
Number of student volunteers requested
Class year preference
1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
Required skills
Students with an interest in client management, social justice, navigating the criminal legal system, and engaging with criminal history records are encouraged to volunteer; students who have an interest in pro bono leadership and getting more involved with the Mithoff Program are preferred; students do not need to have previously volunteered with the Expunction Project in order to be an LSC
To Apply
Submit a brief statement of interest by Friday, September 15