Date(s) - 08/23/2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Remote via Webinar
Are you looking to start volunteering in housing law? VLN is looking for attorneys who are new
to eviction expungement and would like to take part in a housing eviction expungement clinic.
Registration/Questions: Please email Sonja Woodward at [email protected]
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 23, 2023; 1pm – 4pm
The Virtual Housing Eviction Expungement Clinic is an opportunity to connect virtually with VLN staff and other volunteers while assisting low-income tenants with their eviction expungement from start to finish. The entire volunteer experience, including clinic, will take 10-15 hours and 2-3 months to complete, with most of the work being at the clinic and any document drafting immediately thereafter. In addition to the three-hour clinic, there will be one more meeting scheduled after the clinic to assist with any filing questions.
During the 3-hour clinic, you will complete a one-hour training (CLE credit attached) and then connect briefly with the other volunteers in the clinic before reaching out to your client over the phone to begin the interview and drafting process. After you are done with your client interview, you will reconnect with clinic volunteers and VLN staff to answer any questions that may have come up. All paperwork will be signed and filed virtually.
A couple of months after the expungement paperwork has been filed, there may be a hearing set for review. VLN staff can provide support for the hearing.
Day of Clinic Schedule
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Live Eviction Expungement Basics CLE
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Group Welcome, Logistics, Clinic Overview with Sonja
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Client Meetings (via phone)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Large group discussion among volunteers and Sonja