The criminal expungement process was designed to allow for pro se filing. In practice, however, the process can be quite confusing and burdensome.

Brief services workshops are for clients with 1-2 straightforward cases who need legal help writing, filing, and serving their petition(s), but can represent themselves in a hearing.  

VLN currently runs a monthly remote brief services workshop, hosted by Dorsey & Whitney, LLP and US Bank. At this time, brief services workshops are restricted to attorneys from these firms.

If you are interested in volunteering for this type of workshop, please let the VLN Criminal Expungement Program Manager know. We are always looking for new ways to provide services that work for both volunteers and clients!