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Overcoming The Stigma Of Past Arrests And Convictions

In a surprising number of cases involving non-violent criminal convictions and even simple arrests without conviction, court-ordered record sealing and expungement can help prevent a lifetime of trouble when it comes to getting a job or securing a place to live. Now the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee is hosting a number of community seminars to explain the process and who might be eligible to avail themselves of it. To talk about it are: Carrie Litherland, executive director of the Legal Aid Foundation; Second Judicial District Public Defender Jessica Yeary; and Tallahassee Attorney Ginny Dailey.