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A “Second Chance” for the New Year: Free Expungement and Sealing Clinic

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Events, News | Comments Off on A “Second Chance” for the New Year: Free Expungement and Sealing Clinic

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in partnership with Man-Tra-Con, Rend Lake College, and Southern 14 Local Work Force Investment Board Corporation will host A “Second Chance” for the New Year: Free Legal Assistance Expungement and Record Sealing Clinic.  This clinic will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cairo Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria at 4201 Sycamore Street in Cairo, Illinois. Expungement is a court-ordered process that allows a legal record of an arrest, court supervision or certain probations to be removed, or expunged, from that person’s criminal record.  Sealing removes eligible criminal convictions from public record and prevents most employers from accessing a person’s criminal record without legal authority. At the Expungement and Record Sealing Clinic, attorneys will be available to assist eligible low-income individuals with qualifying adult misdemeanor and felony criminal records apply to have their records expunged and/or sealed. This also includes assistance with drafting petitions for the expungement and/ or sealing of their criminal records. While attendees are not required to bring their criminal records, it may be helpful.  If possible, attendees should come prepared on January 20th with the following information: The case number The date of arrest The arresting law enforcement agency The charges brought Any paperwork they have relating to each case For more information regarding the Expungement and Sealing Clinic, please call (618) 457-7800 ext....

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FREE LEGAL HELP FOR STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Events, News | Comments Off on FREE LEGAL HELP FOR STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT For Immediate Release April 22, 2013 FREE LEGAL HELP FOR STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE Legal Aid lawyers are helping local families stay in their homes under new project Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. launched the Legal Help for Homeowners Project in October 2012, through a grant from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. Since that time, attorneys in the five Land of Lincoln service offices have helped nearly 400 homeowners with advice, budget counseling, assistance with loan modifications, representation in the foreclosure case, and bankruptcy. 6th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Dan L. Flannell, Macon County Circuit Judge Katherine M. McCarthy, Macon County Associate Judge James Coryell, Managing Attorney Susan Zielke, and Staff Attorneys Mallory Littlejohn, Lauren Pocock, and Angela Tucker will speak about the foreclosure cases in our local communities, and Land of Lincoln’s Legal Help for Homeowners Project. Date: Friday, April 26th, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Macon County Courthouse, courtroom 5B   Facts: • In March 2013, Illinois had the second highest number of bank repossessions in the nation – more than 3,500 (http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/11/real_estate/foreclosures/index.html) • In 2012, Illinois saw the 5th largest increase in foreclosure filings – up 33% from the year before (http://www.inman.com/news/2013/01/18/foreclosure-filings-in-half-us-states-in-2012) • Since October 2012, the Eastern and Northern Regional offices of Land of Lincoln, which cover the counties in the local area, have assisted households who were facing foreclosure related problems with 125 different cases. Organized in 1972, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. We are the sole provider of the full range of civil legal services for low-income persons in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois, providing services through five regional offices, two satellite offices and a centralized telephone intake and advice unit, the Legal Advice and Referral Center. The Eastern Regional Office is based in Champaign and serves fourteen counties: Champaign, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Ford, Jasper, Moultrie, Piatt and Vermilion Counties. They also serve seniors in Macon and Shelby Counties. The Northern Regional Office is based in Springfield and serves ten counties: Cass, Christian, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott and Shelby Counties. They also serve seniors in Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties. If you are a homeowner in need of assistance, please call our toll-free number at...

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Free Clinic on Rental Housing Rights Info Session in Alton, Illinois

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Events, News | Comments Off on Free Clinic on Rental Housing Rights Info Session in Alton, Illinois

Senior Attorney Clarissa Gaff will lead a free informational session titled “Know Your Rental Housing Rights” on January, 17 in Alton, Illinois. The session is sponsored by the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and the Community Support Advisory Council (CSAC) of Metro East from Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. The informational session will take place at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 17 at the Alton Salvation Army located at 525 Alby Street. The presentation will cover general rights for landlords and tenants. The clinic will also provide information about anticipated new building housing admission policies for citizens returning from correctional...

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