Expungement is a legal action to seal records so they are no longer seen by the public. In Minnesota, expungement is primarily used for criminal and eviction records. The Expungement clinic provided by this library deals with criminal expungements.
Expungement clinics are intended to be a one-time event to assist those who are representing themselves in the courts. Expungement clinics are held in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
- This clinic is an opportunity for a brief advice consultation with a volunteer criminal defense attorney to ask questions about whether criminal expungement is a viable option for an individual’s needs.
- Please plan to arrive in the Law Library 10 – 15 minutes before your appointment time to get checked in.
- Registration in advance is required, and space is limited. You may register in person in the Law Library, by phone 507-218-3778, or via Email.
Notice as of March 19: All clinics will be held remotely rather than in person.
The volunteer attorney will contact each clinic registrant by phone. If you need the volunteer attorney to view paperwork for a clinic, arrangements must be made ahead of time in order to get the paperwork to the attorney. Please contact the law library by phone or email to register for the a free legal clinic. A law librarian will give you instructions for getting necessary paperwork to the volunteer attorney.
The date for the May 2020 Expungement Clinic is Tuesday, May 26, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Registration is now open.
The date for the July 2020 Expungement Clinic is Wednesday, July 29, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration begins on Monday, June 15.