News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/27/2021 5:14:17 PM to 1/1/2022 12:00:14 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: May 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing 54B District Court Announces Mid-Michigan Virtual Expungement Clinic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court has partnered with Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) to host the Mid-Michigan Virtual Expungement Clinic, which will assist up to 100 eligible participants with convictions in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

The clinic will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m. Participants will be paired into virtual meeting rooms with volunteer attorneys, working pro bono, to review the participant’s ICHAT records and explain the expungement process.

The East Lansing 54B District Court and LSSCM are currently recruiting interested attorneys to participate in this service to the community. Training and support will also be provided to the volunteer attorneys. A public information seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 2 at 6 p.m. with presenters from Safe and Just Michigan and Michigan Legal Help, who will explain the changes in the expungement laws and how to utilize Michigan Legal Help as a self-help resource.

Expungement of records can benefit community members by advancing their careers, furthering their education and stabilizing their housing. The process of applying for an expungement can be an intricate and daunting process, which is why the Ingham County, Clinton County and Eaton County Circuit and District Courts, with the support of the Ingham, Clinton and Eaton County Clerks, are waiving the fees for certified copies of convictions for the month of June. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and East Lansing Police Department have also agreed to waive the cost of ink fingerprints for those applying for expungements in the month of June.

Community members interested in participating in the virtual expungement clinic or attending the public information seminar can register on the 54B District Court website at

Capital Area Michigan Works! will provide clinic registration assistance and will also provide referral services to individuals unable to participate in the virtual expungement clinic due to capacity. Contact Capital Area Michigan Works! at (517) 492-5518 or

Attorneys who are interested in volunteering at the virtual expungement clinic can contact Sarah Munro at LSSCM at For information about available expungement resources, community members should contact court and law enforcement agencies directly.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

East Lansing Winter Fest inside a snowglobe

Winter Fest is Coming Saturday, Dec. 9

Posted on: November 27, 2023
A fleet of police vehicles under a pink sunrise with the ELPD logo in the lower right corner

ELPD Investigating Fatal Crash

Posted on: October 11, 2023
Dialog: A Newsletter for East Lansing residents with a photo of trick-or-treaters on Grand River Ave

Dialog October 2023

Posted on: October 6, 2023
Happy Labor Day

City Office Closures for Labor Day

Posted on: August 31, 2023
Four Officers from the PEACE Team stand in front of MSU's Sparty statue

P.E.A.C.E. Team Progress Report

Posted on: June 8, 2023
News ELPD update

ELPD Update on Fatal Car Crash

Posted on: April 6, 2023

ELPD Investigates Fatal Car Accident

Posted on: April 5, 2023
News ELPD update

Update on ELPD Threat Investigation

Posted on: March 9, 2023

Counseling Services Offered at ELHCC, ELPL

Posted on: February 24, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

Posted on: January 12, 2023