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Loyola to hold expungement clinic at Loyola Clinical Centers

Expungement clinic volunteers
Volunteers from previous expungement clinics

Loyola University Maryland will partner with Maryland Legal Aid to hold an expungement clinic Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will take place in the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) at 5911 York Road, Baltimore, MD.

“The criminal records expungement clinic is a free service for members of the nearby community who want to clear their criminal records,” said Matt Beverlin, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of political science. “At the clinic, participants will meet with an attorney to discuss their eligibility for expungement and to have a petition for expungement drafted. Participants will leave the clinic with their completed petition in hand, which they can then file with the court.”

The expungement clinic at the LCC will mark the fourth clinic of its kind hosted by Loyola University Maryland and Maryland Legal Aid. In the spring of 2023, Loyola was awarded the Community Partner for Justice Award for the University’s work on the last three clinics. More than a hundred clients were aided in the past three events, and 135 petitions were issued.

Co-sponsored by Safe Street Baltimore and Loyola’s Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ), the clinic provides students an opportunity for service-learning, a critical part of Loyola’s mission and Jesuit liberal arts education.

“The Govans expungement clinic is a great way for Loyola students to be immersed in the realities of law and how it impacts individuals, families, and communities,” said Brianna Silva, `25, vice president of Loyola’s pre-law society. “Without question, the positive outcomes for clinic participants have been transformative and have a powerful effect.” 

Clinic volunteers will help participants on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are needed.

If you have questions about the expungement clinic, please contact Matt Beverlin.

More about CCSJ 
CCSJ partners with community organizations and provides academic courses, community development, scholarship, service experiences, and social justice programming. The center leads Loyola’s York Road Initiative, a community development effort in the York Road neighborhoods of Baltimore, where the expungement clinic will take place. Learn more.

More about the LCC 
The Loyola Clinical Centers’ mission is to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive clinical education to graduate students in psychology/behavioral health, speech-language pathology, audiology, and literacy. Learn more.