A criminal record can feel like an insurmountable barrier to someone seeking employment, education or housing. On June 7, thousands of people with criminal records received information, advice and other help at Cook County Clerk, Dorothy Brown’s 10th Annual Expungement Summit.
 
Illinois Legal Aid Online staff volunteered at the Summit where they helped over 100 people in the “express room”. Staff used the free tools available on IllinoisLegalAid.org to screen participants and to prepare forms for expungement and sealing. Anyone can use these powerful tools, 24/7, to break barriers: