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March 27, 2021

Great coverage of recent "second chance" reforms and scholarship at CCRC

Regular readers are used to my regular reminders to regularly check out work over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center.  Doing so recently brings up a number of posts over the last month or so covering recent "second chance" reforms and scholarship:

March 27, 2021 at 11:35 AM | Permalink


Handling expungements has become a cottage industry here in Lexington, Kentucky. One of our local (state) public defenders left the Public Advocacy Office and opened his own private practice bui9lt around nothing but handling felony expungement Petitions at $500 each. It costs $40 to get the required Certificate of Exgungeability from the Kentucky State Police, and there is a $100 filing fee (per felony conviction). Most of the expungement work (except for the Court hearings) can be handled by secretaries or paralegals. Over time, having handled thousands of expungement petitions also generated new criminal defense work for that (former) public defender. He built such a good practice in 2 years that he was hired as a partner by one of the best criminal defense firms in Lexington.

Posted by: Jim Gormley | Mar 28, 2021 12:41:43 PM

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