30 Sep 2019
Civil and Immigration Clinic students offered free legal services in the area of “Clean Slate” relief to veterans and individuals of limited means at the Project Connect Lincoln event at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Clinic was one of several legal service providers offering free legal services at the event. Under the supervision of Professor Ryan Sullivan, and led by the Civil Clinic’s Clean Slate Project team, Alex Sycher and Noah Rasmussen, students assisted participants in cleaning up their past criminal history to improve their access to employment, housing and other opportunities. Collectively the students served over 100 participants in some capacity and reviewed and evaluated over 200 criminal records. As part of the services provided, students evaluated participants’ eligibility for post-conviction relief, drafted all necessary documents, and filed petitions and motions on their behalf.
Participating students included: