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Successful Expungement Work for Community Law Clinic Students

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from left: Sabrina Forte and Jessica Dragonetti

Community Law Clinic (“CLC”) students triumphed in their expungement work during the 2014 winter quarter.  They appeared on behalf of clinic clients in the Superior Courts of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties (Criminal) and successfully expunged approximately 25 convictions from 11 clients’ records.  Many clients plan to secure employment now that their records have been cleared, some of whom have job offers pending a clean record.  In addition to improving their employment prospects, several clients are realizing the psychological benefits that flow from an expunged history.

A unique feature of CLC’s expungement practice is that students have the opportunity to appear in court in small teams.  Students are able to support their colleagues’ work, and observe each other’s court appearances while witnessing our criminal justice system in action.Nisha Chantal & Boots 1 (1) Pictured at right are Nisha Kashyap ’14, Chantal Johnson ’14 and Chris Boots ’14 in Santa Clara County Superior.

Congratulations to CLC students and clients!

Monique Loy ‘14, Sabrina Forte ’14, Nisha Kashyap ‘14, Chantal Johnson ‘14, Christopher Boots ‘14, Manal Dia ’15, Jessica Dragonetti, ‘15, Melissa Runsten ’15, Sheli Chabon ‘15, Meredith Firetog ’15

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