Clinic Helps Webb County Residents Expunge Criminal Records

For Immediate Release
May 29, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Laredo office will hold its annual free expunction clinic to assist eligible, low-income people whose criminal arrest records keep them from obtaining employment, education, and professional licenses. The clinic will be held on June 5, 6, and 7 from 9 am to 4:30 pm at TRLA’s office at 1702 Convent Ave. in Laredo. People interested in the clinic must make appointments by calling (956) 718-4603.

Cases from the expunction clinic will be placed in the Social Justice Night Court (SJNC), a joint project of Webb County’s Board of Judges, local bar associations, and TRLA. The purpose of SJNC is to provide pro bono representation for indigent Webb County residents who need assistance with uncontested civil legal matters. While TRLA takes a wide range of uncontested civil cases for placement in the SJNC, the June clinics will take applications only in the following cases:

• Expunction of criminal arrest records:
• Nondisclosure of criminal history records, including eligible misdemeanor convictions;
• Nondisclosure of veteran treatment program cases;
• Sealing of juvenile records.

For more information, contact:
Israel Reyna or Olga Rios, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA); 956 718 4603
Nancy Nusser, Press Officer, TRLA; 512 374 2764 or 410 934 9588; nnusser@trla.org

Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to about 25,000 low-income Texans in 68 counties. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and access to justice for low-income Texans by providing high-quality legal assistance and related educational services.