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 15 – 20 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.
The March 2019 Expungement Clinic had to be rescheduled, it will now take place on Thursday, April 10 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Those who were scheduled for March have priority registration; please check with law library staff to see if there are any openings.
The May 2019 Expungement clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Registration for this clinic will open on Monday, April 22, at 8 a.m.