The University of Arkansas School of Law will host a criminal record sealing clinic in Pine Bluff to
commemorate Constitution Day. This free event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Old St. James Missionary Baptist Church at 4512 S. Ohio Street.
This clinic is part of the law school’s Delta Initiative and is designed to specifically reach and benefit
residents of the Arkansas Delta region.
Registration is recommended for participants so eligibility to seal records can be evaluated.
To sign up, visit https://forms.office.com/r/pG940i1fiTh
Law students will assist attorney volunteers in interviewing clients and preparing the legal
documents for clients to seal their cases on their own. Pine Bluff district court judges and the
circuit and district court clerks are expected to be in attendance to verify eligibility and seal records
the same day.
Partners for this clinic include the Neely Law Firm, Legal Aid of Arkansas, and the Delta Justice
Center. Attorneys who would like to volunteer can contact Ms. Greneda Johnson for more
Criminal records – even dismissed charges – can affect entire communities by preventing access
to a basic cost of living because it can result in discretionary ineligibility for jobs. Sealing criminal
records provides access to better jobs, housing, and education. Sign up today to receive free legal
services through this special event.
Learn more about the University of Arkansas School of Law Delta Initiative: