City of Southfield to host Expungement Clinic & Resource Fair April 1
March 21, 2023
Event sponsored in partnership with Southfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Lakeshore Legal Aid to help residents expunge eligible convictions
The city of Southfield and Southfield Alumnae Chapter (SAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in partnership with Lakeshore Legal Aid (LLA), Southfield Police, Wolverine Bar Association, and D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will host an Expungement Clinic & Resource Fair on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The fair will provide the opportunity for individuals seeking to clear eligible criminal convictions from their records as well as additional community resources, skillset information, and other assistance. To receive assistance, individuals must register in advance by Thursday, March 23 at https://tinyurl.com/Southfield-Expungement-Clinic or scan the QR code provided with a smartphone. Eligible applicants will be contacted with an appointment time and location.
Expungements are for State of Michigan convictions only, including up to three felonies, two convictions for assaultive crimes, one drinking and driving offense, and unlimited misdemeanors. No capital offenses and most criminal sexual conduct convictions cannot be expunged.
“Everyone deserves an opportunity for a fresh start at a new life,” commented 46th District Court Chief Judge Johnson. “This Expungement Fair (to clear criminal records of convictions) is vitally important for all those who may have made some bad decisions in their past, but are committed to working on a bright future!”
The Southfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in 1984 and now has more than 400 members. With the vision and efforts of 31 women, the SAC chapter forms a coalition with other organizations to carry out the legacy of its founders while serving southern Oakland County communities through programs that strive to benefit families and youth.
Lakeshore Legal Aid (LLA) is a not-for-profit law firm that provides a range of free civil legal services to low-income individuals, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. With excellence in advocacy and counsel since 1966, the firm offers professional legal advice and counseling, document review and preparation, negotiation, mediation, and representation in court to improve the legal status of the men, women, and families served.
For more information, contact the 46th District Court at (248) 796-5800.