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Expungement Clinic by WFU Law

Do you have a criminal record that prevents you from finding work or housing? The Wake Forest University Law Pro Bono Project offers monthly expungement clinics at ESR.

Wake Forest University law students offer one-on-one counseling regarding your eligibility for removing an incident from your criminal record. The students discuss your individual situation with you and take notes. If the student and the supervising attorney agree that you may qualify to have an incident expunged, they will explore your case further and arrange to meet with you to begin your petition.

The clinics are now on Wednesdays, with the updated schedule below. Be sure to call ahead if you plan to attend, as occasionally the clinics are rescheduled.

The clinic runs on a first-come-first-served basis, so please be patient if you have to wait. Sometimes clinics are quite crowded. Please sign in when you arrive. You’ll need to fill out an intake form before you can be seen, but you do not need to bring anything with you to the clinic.

For more information about expungement or the clinics:

Visit the Wake Forest University Pro Bono Project website, here, or email them at WakeLawExpungements@gmail.com for additional information about the project or clinics. Call ESR at (336) 722-9400 for directions or confirmation that the clinic is being held. Please note that we cannot answer any legal questions for you; you must speak with one of the students at the clinic.

Clinic Schedule at ESR

Samaritan Ministries hosts clinics, also, so check the WFU website for dates and times if you cannot attend one at ESR. ESR closes at 6:00 PM. Please note there are currently no clinics scheduled at ESR in December and January.

Wednesday, February 7th; 4-6pm

Wednesday, March 14th; 4-6pm

Wednesday, April 4th; 4-6pm

Clinic Schedule at Samaritan

Wednesday, February 21st; 5-7pm

Wednesday, March 21st; 5-7pm

Wednesday, April 18th; 5-7pm


  • Antonio Borders says:

    Do you help with Driving Records?

  • Shadowe Magaraci says:

    If I’m not mistaken, this is only for certain types of felony records. Email them at WakeLawExpungements@gmail.com to find out for sure.

  • Kweli Richardson says:

    Will you offer clinics in December 2017 or January 2018?

    • Shadowe Magaraci says:

      There are no clinics for December 2017 or January 2018. Here’s the spring schedule:
      Wednesday, February 7th; 4-6pm @ ESR
      Wednesday, February 21st; 5-7pm @ Samaritan
      Wednesday, March 14th; 4-6pm @ ESR
      Wednesday, March 21st; 5-7pm @ Samaritan
      Wednesday, April 4th; 4-6pm @ ESR
      Wednesday, April 18th; 5-7pm @ Samaritan

  • LSides says:

    Do the charges have to be in Forsyth County or can they be in Guilford county!

    • Shadowe Magaraci says:

      Based on what I’ve been able to find so far, I do not *think* they are limited to Forsyth County. That being said, the only way to know for sure would be to email them (WakeLawExpungements@gmail.com) or come to one of the clinics.

  • Amanda Harman says:

    Updated 2018 schedule?

    • Shadowe Magaraci says:

      Because the clinics run during the school year, they are only offered in the spring and fall. The late winter/early spring sessions just wrapped up last week. We won’t know the fall schedule until at least August 2018. As soon as we find out, we’ll update this page accordingly. Meanwhile, you can contact Legal Aid, and see if that’s something they offer. At one time, they did. Thanks!

  • Timothy Hull says:

    What paperwork or anything would I need for the clinic.

    • Shadowe Magaraci says:

      Hi there. To the best of my knowledge, you won’t need to bring any paperwork for the clinic. You might want to have ID but beyond that, I don’t think you will need anything. When the clinics start up again in the fall, we will be able to verify that. Thanks for getting in touch!

  • Tammy A Conley says:

    Hello my name is Tammy A Conley, I want to know when next class was going to be and time, please email me at tammyconley12@yahoo.com phone number 828-310-1813, Thank you

    • Shadowe Magaraci says:

      We won’t actually know for sure when the next round of expungement clinics will begin. The schedule depends on the schedules at Wake Forest. We’ll post the new schedule as soon as we have it. Thanks for the question!

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