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The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on October 16, 2018. My name is Jamie Gullen and I am a Supervising Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on October 16, 2018. My name is Tracie Johnson and I am an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Greenberg Traurig in the...
A New Law Will Expand Clearing of Criminal Records in Pennsylvania A new law called "Clean Slate" will automatically seal many criminal cases, starting around July 2020.  Automatically...
Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) has prepared a presentation on issues about criminal record-clearing (often called “expungement,” but also including sealing, and the like).  The power point...
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) has been at the forefront of legal and policy advocacy for people with criminal records for almost three decades.  Here are a few examples....
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) is working on a bill, Senate Bill 529, which would help Pennsylvanians clear some old and minor criminal records without the need for a lawyer or going...
This article, which was written by Jesse Krohn and CLS attorney Jamie Gullen, originally appeared in the University of Baltimore Law Review. Introduction: What About the Boys? As young women...
10 Ways the Federal Government can Alleviate Poverty and its Devastating Effects As the nation turns its eyes to the national political conventions in Cleveland and in Philadelphia, it is...
Starting in 2010, the Philadelphia courts began trying to aggressively collect $1.5 billion in criminal court debt (court costs, fees, fines, restitution and forfeited bail) going back to the 1970s....
On April 25, 2016, CLS clients and staff met with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro as part of National Reentry Week. Clients had the...