OneJustice volunteers work with clients to have criminal records expunged.
OneJustice volunteers work with clients to have criminal records expunged.

San Luis Obispo Library Hosts Free Legal Clinic to Clear Criminal Records

Author: Library Administration
Date: 11/6/2018 8:00:00 AM

County of San Luis Obispo Libraries are partnering with OneJustice and America's Job Center of California, San Luis Obispo to offer one-on-one meetings with an attorney to help fill out paperwork to have criminal records expunged.


In order to assist the low-income residents in San Luis Obispo County, County of San Luis Obispo Libraries are partnering with OneJustice, California Rural Legal Assistance, and America’s Job Center of California - SLO to host a FREE information session and legal clinic for individuals in need of criminal record clearance assistance. All are welcomed to the information session, and there is no need to make a reservation.

During the clinic, individuals with appointments will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys one-hundred percent free of charge. Space is limited for the clinic, so call and make an appointment today!

Sharon Coronado, Adult Services Coordinator expressed the need for such a clinic, "A criminal record creates difficult consequences for people trying to rebuild their lives. Job and rental applications routinely ask if applicants have been convicted of a crime. Answering yes can result in loss of a job and a place to live during a time when both are needed the most.

"The State of California offers record clearing and the library can connect you to attorneys who provide one on one assistance for free," said Coronado.

Low-income Californians face legal barriers to basic life necessities that most of us take for granted, like food, housing, health care, and education. Record clearance has proven to help clients in obtaining future employment, housing, and education. Furthermore, many clients place a high value on clearing their criminal records.

For more information and to make an appointment, please call: (323) 739-8093


EVENT SCHEDULE


Information Session
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 PM
America’s Job Center of California
880 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Legal Clinic
Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Library
995 Palm Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

For more information contact Sharon Coronado, Adult Services Coordinator [email protected]