Iowa Legal Aid: FREE Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic (Pre-registration required)

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Iowa Legal Aid's Expungement and Barriers Clinic aims to combat barriers to self-sufficiency, prosperity, and racial injustice caused by criminal legal involvement.

If you face obstacles because of a criminal record, the clinic may help with the following issues:

  • criminal record expungement
  • court debt
  • license & registration
  • background checks

There is no cost to attend this event but you must complete the registration process by Tuesday, December 12th.

Those interested can apply directly by calling Miguel at Iowa Legal Aid at 319-409-9228 or apply online. For questions, if you are having problems registering, or if you need to confirm registration call Iowa Legal Aid directly at 319-409-9228.

Unfortunately, Iowa Legal Aid cannot accept walk-ins who have not registered in advance. 

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

This event, organized by Iowa Legal Aid, is being held in collaboration with host and community partner Des Moines Public Library and community partner Wells Fargo.



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