Legal clinic in Cairo helps clean up criminal records in effort to allow access to jobs, housing

A Saturday event in Cairo will take aim at helping those with criminal records clean up their histories with the goal of helping them get better jobs and housing.

News Story (Illinois)

Isaac Smith
Southern Illinoisan
January 18, 2018

Tags: Criminal Records, Expungement / Record Sealing

Organizations mentioned/involved: Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation (LOLLAF) (Illinois)


“It’s hard enough to find work, so if you have something on your record that can be sealed or expunged, that can help that person find a job,” said Andrew Weaver, an attorney with Land of Lincoln.

The event will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cairo Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria, and focuses on sealing and expunging qualifying criminal histories for low-income persons.