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Clean Slate Review Project Volunteer Training (Philadelphia)

  • Criminal Records

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Community Legal Services and the Pennsylvania Bar Association will be holding a training program for volunteer attorneys participating in the Clean Slate Review Pro Bono Project on January 7, 2019 from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, located in The Wanamaker Building, 100 E Penn Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

New Clean Slate legislation has recently been signed into law in Pennsylvania that allows for individuals to petition the courts to have their criminal records sealed if the person has been free from conviction for 10 years for an offense that resulted in a year or more in prison and has paid all court-ordered financial debts.

Additionally, the new law allows automatic sealing of records for second or third-degree misdemeanor offenses that included a less than two-year prison sentence if a person has been free from convictions for 10 years, as well as sealing of criminal history records related to charges that resulted in non-convictions.

This pro bono project has been created to provide information and advice to people who may benefit from the new law. Attorney volunteers will review the Pennsylvania criminal record of applicants under the program and advise them whether their record qualifies for sealing under the law and what steps need to be taken to start the sealing process. For more information visit

This CLE is free to volunteers agreeing to accept a minimum of three cases for review and advise under the Clean Slate Review Pro Bono Project.

Training participants will learn all about Pennsylvania's New Clean Slate Program:

  • What can be expunged?
  • What can be sealed?
  • Will sealing happen automatically?
  • Is there a waiting period before filing?
  • Learn how Clean Slate changes the current process
  • Jamie Gullen, Esq. - Community Legal Services
  • Seth Lyons, Esq. - Community Legal Services
  • David Trevaskis, Esq. - PBA Pro Bono Coordinator

Pre-Registration and Questions, please contact:

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Phone: 800-932-0311 Ext 2571
E-mail: (Place Clean Slate CLE in the subject line)


  • CLE Credit Comments:

    This program has been approved for CLE by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board thru the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and provided by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Office:

    One (1) hour of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. (must attend entire program to receive ethics credit)

    If you can only attend part of the program you will be eligible for one (1) hour of substantive law practice and procedure CLE credit for each hour you attend.

  • Contact:
    David Trevaskis
    Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Office
    800-932-0311 Ext 2571
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