On November 28, in honor of #GivingTuesday, MVLS partnered with Helping Up Mission (HUM) and Venable, LLP to host an expungement clinic for HUM clients. Volunteers from Venable and MVLS staff attorneys helped 33 HUM clients expunge 117 convictions from their criminal records.
WMAR-TV Baltimore visited the clinic and spoke with a HUM client and MVLS staff about the process of expungement and how Helping Up Mission, who MVLS also collaborates with as a workforce development site, is changing the lives of people who have criminal records and want to have a fresh start in life. To watch the full video, click here.
MVLS is incredibly thankful for organizations like HUM and law firms like Venable who are passionate about this cause and enthusiastic about working together to provide civil legal services to Maryland residents in need. When we collaborate, this work becomes easier and we’re a step closer to providing access to justice for all.