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.
- 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.
All clinics are currently held remotely over the telephone.
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 January 2021 Expungement Clinic is Tuesday, January 12, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration for this clinic is now open.
The next Expungement Clinic will be in March 2021, the date to be determined. Please continue to check our website for additional information on the March 2021 Expungement Clinic.