Saturday, February 23, the Texas Law Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s Expunction Project hosted an Expunction Expo in partnership with Goodwill of Central Texas, the Travis County District Clerk’s Office, and the Travis County Law Library. Forty-three law student volunteers assisted 91 community members at the Goodwill Community Center in northeast Austin. The Mithoff Program planned the event to coincide with “The Project,” a University of Texas at Austin day of service involving thousands of volunteers.
Supervised by Texas Law and volunteer attorneys, the law students met with community members to review their criminal history reports and discuss their eligibility to expunge or seal their criminal records. Later this spring, the Expunction Project will help those who are eligible for some kind of relief by preparing the appropriate court filings and providing instructions for submitting the papers to the appropriate courts.