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Expungement: What Needs to Change

August 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

After continued efforts by community advocates, Maryland’s legislature has made substantial improvements to our state’s expungement laws. The expansion of expungement access has made this practice area a key component of the legal service field. But despite vast improvements in recent years, Maryland’s laws still have a long way to go before expungement opportunities can truly affect those who need this relief the most. MVLS staff attorney Chris Sweeney will discuss the major issues still present in Maryland’s expungement law and outline the changes advocates are still fighting for.