2020 Expungement and Record Sealing Summit
What is the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit?
The Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office hosts an annual Expungement and Record Sealing Summit in partnership with many local organizations, including State Rep. Carol Ammons, State Sen. Scott Bennett, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, the Champaign County Bar Association, Stone Creek Church, First Followers, the Urbana Park District, and Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons.
The Summit is held on a Saturday in the fall, and is designed to provide free legal assistance to those who wish to clear their criminal records. Participants meet with volunteer attorneys who review their criminal history, advise them on what remedies they may apply for, and help prepare petitions. Qualified petitions are able to be filed for free on-site.
When and where is it?
Due to COVID-19, all participation is VIRTUAL this year.
Saturday, October 17th, 2020. On this date, we will be providing an online presentation and panel discussion. An event invitation will be sent to each registrant, but the forum will also be live-streamed on the Circuit Clerk Facebook page.
The Summit will be held virtually this year, via Zoom or telephone conference. The Circuit Clerk’s office will help customers schedule their appointments with one of the volunteer attorneys. More information on scheduling will be provided later. You will be contacted by our office after October 1st to schedule your appointment.
In order to comply with CUPHD guidelines, no in-person event will take place this year.
How do I Register?
You may register online through our legal partner, Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
The registration process will take between 8-15 minutes from start to finish. Registrants must finish the complete the application at one time – you cannot save and complete later. You will not be able to receive legal assistance without registering. The application is mobile-friendly.
The registration form will ask for their personal information as well as contact information. We will not be requiring fingerprinting appoints this year due to COVID-19. As a result, it is very important that you provide detailed and complete information regarding your criminal record.