The Vermilion County Summit is an opportunity for individuals to receive free legal consultations on their options for criminal records relief. Volunteers will prepare petitions to expunge and/or seal records for eligible participants to file in the appropriate circuit court.
Attorneys and law students are needed to meet with clients at the summit. Training information TBA.
1. Attorneys are needed to review criminal records in advance of the summit.
Attorneys will be trained on how to analyze records and will be given the opportunity to work on analyzing a case with experienced attorneys assisting them. Training information TBA.
2. Attorneys and law students are needed to meet with clients at the summit.
Training information TBA.
3. Other volunteers are needed to assist during the summit with registration and summit logistics.
These volunteers do not need to be attorneys and no training is required.
If you would like to receive help at the summit, please call 217-203-0324 or visit the Facebook page.
This event is sponsored by the American Job Center, State Senator Scott Bennett, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Community Renewal Society’s Don Benedict Fund, Danville Area Community College, Danville Restoring Our Community (DROC), PILI’s Fifth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, the Goodwill Career Center, the Joseph Assignment and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.
Volunteer attorneys can register by using the form below. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Sophia Vagnone by email or by phone at 312-832-5136.