Working under the supervision of PSLS in consultation with experts from Cabrini Green Legal Aid, you will review documents that summarize summit attendees' police and court records and apply your knowledge of the Illinois Criminal Identification Act to determine their eligibility to expunge or seal their records. Volunteer attorneys will meet one-on-one with summit attendees to explain their criminal histories and types of relief they are eligible to receive. If they are eligible to expunge or seal their records, you will prepare their petitions, obtain their signatures and explain what they can expect to happen after their petitions are filed.
Volunteering at the summit requires meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
New legislation affecting the Criminal Identification Act went into effect January 1, 2017. Even if you have prior experience in these types of cases, you will need to attend a training course to learn about the new provisions in the law and the process we employ to achieve an efficient and enriching summit experience.
The trainings will be held at Prairie State Legal Services, located at 303 N. Main St. Suite 600.