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URA to Co-host Free, Virtual Clean Slate and Expungement Clinic this Thursday, August 27

Press Release
August 26, 2020

URA, Pittsburgh Penguins, Lower Hill Executive Management Committee, and Duquesne University School of Law will present a webinar on the expungement and pardon process in Pennsylvania.

Partner4Work will present employment opportunities available in the Pittsburgh region.

 

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 26, 2020) – The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has partnered with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Lower Hill Executive Management Committee, Duquesne University School of Law and Partner4Work to present a free, virtual Clean Slate and Expungement Clinic this Thursday, August 27, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The webinar will share information on the expungement and pardon process in Pennsylvania and can be accessed via the link on the URA’s event page and Facebook page.

Professors Barbara Griffin and Tracey McCants Lewis of the Civil Rights Clinic at Duquesne University School of Law will introduce attendees to the process of obtaining pardons and expungements of criminal records in Allegheny County and the ways in which the Civil Rights Clinic can assist Pittsburghers in the process of clearing one’s criminal record. Barbara Griffin is the director of the Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Tracey McCants Lewis is Deputy General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Partner4Work will share employment opportunities for City of Pittsburgh residents with criminal records.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Question and Answer session following the presentation. Contact information for the Expungement Project at Duquesne Law will be provided.

For more information or questions, please email engage@ura.org.

About the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)
The URA is the City of Pittsburgh's economic development agency, supporting the City’s economic development goals, which are designed to create a city of inclusive opportunity for residents, stakeholders, and communities. The URA is committed to creating more housing that is affordable to the average Pittsburgher; encouraging more entrepreneurship and small business development; promoting inclusive growth and quality job creation; expanding neighborhood and main streets revitalization efforts; and developing a talented workforce that is equipped with the skills of the future.

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