The sessions will be held in partnership with the Mayor's Office, the District Attorney's Office and Community Legal Services, the Philadelphia Bar Association said in a news release Tuesday.
"Having a record sealed can allow a person to pursue permanent employment, education or housing that would otherwise not be available to them," the Bar Association said in the release. "It can dramatically improve an individual's quality of life and lower their chances of recidivism, and hence also improve the community-at-large."
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano said in the release: "This is our most important initiative of the year. The expungement of criminal records is significant work, as we need to restore compassion and commonsense into how we, as a society, treat minor offenses."
The free expungement clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at these locations: