RALEIGH — Campbell Law School’s Blanchard Community Law Clinic will serve approximately 60 residents of Onslow County at a free Expunction Clinic on Friday, Oct. 22, Clinic Director Ashley Campbell has announced.
Campbell Law students and their supervising attorneys will travel from Raleigh to the Onslow County Courthouse in Jacksonville to work with clients to expunge charges from their criminal records to give them a second chance. All clients were previously registered for the clinic and unfortunately walk-ins cannot be served.
“These seemingly small changes can have a truly profound impact in creating housing and employment opportunities,” Campbell explained. “We have served 250 clients via remote clinics and 200 more in the office. So proud of our amazing students and so grateful for Bob Barker’s support.”
Campbell Law is partnering with the Onslow County District Attorney, the Superior and District Court judges and the Clerk’s Office, among others.
Founded in 2016, the Blanchard Community Law Clinic helps citizens move forward with their lives following incarceration and involvement with the criminal justice system. The clinic partners with Triangle area community nonprofits including Alliance Medical Ministry, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Justice Served and many more to provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
As one of the school’s six pro-bono legal clinics, the work the Blanchard Clinic is doing is made possible by the Bob and Pat Barker Second Chance Initiative. It was the fifth remote clinic held earlier this year in Wake, Pitt and Robeson counties. Pro bono criminal record expunction efforts have been a mainstay of the clinic, which has helped more than 700 individuals since it began.
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