For thousands of men and women in Washington, D.C., a criminal record is a substantial burden that thwarts their best efforts to thrive.
A criminal record poses barriers to obtaining housing, professional licenses, financial aid, citizenship, public benefits, admission into the military, as well as quality work.
Rising for Justice’s Expungement Clinic provides legal counsel without charge in order to make it possible for all residents of the District to pursue the complicated legal process of clearing their criminal records. The clinic is one of the only places in Washington, D.C. where individuals with a criminal record can seek free attorney representation to seal their criminal record and put the past behind them.
Volunteering as a pro bono attorney in our Expungement Clinic is one of the most fulfilling ways to use your law degree to give back. You can learn more about pro bono opportunities here.