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Section Newsletter Articles on Expungement

To expunge or seal, what do you do? By Lisa L. Dunn Traffic Laws and Courts, September 2013 It is your job to inform your client that in many instances the case should be expunged or sealed. First, you need to understand the difference between expunging a record and sealing a record. Second, you need to know where to look in the statute to determine if your client’s record can be expunged or if not expunged, then sealed.
Expungement reconsidered By Joshua D. Carter Bench and Bar, June 2010 What is expungement good for? Such records are not available to employers through the official channels and, perhaps more importantly, it is illegal under the Illinois Human Rights Act for an employer to consider any criminal history information which has been ordered expunged or sealed.
Expungement. What is it good for? (with apologies to Edwin Starr) By Thomas A. Bruno Bench and Bar, June 2010 Can a record ever really be expunged when material posted online can be searched in perpetuity?
Expungement reconsidered By Joshua D. Carter Human Rights, May 2010 What is expungement good for? Such records are not available to employers through the official channels and, perhaps more importantly, it is illegal under the Illinois Human Rights Act for an employer to consider any criminal history information which has been ordered expunged or sealed.
Expungement. What is it good for? (with apologies to Edwin Starr) By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, May 2010 Can a record ever really be expunged when material posted online can be searched in perpetuity?
It’s okay to expunge things….really By Kathleen deGrasse and Wil Nagel Government Lawyers, June 2009 This article will provide a working definition of “record of arrest” and set forth the procedures Illinois criminal justice agencies should take when they are served with a petition for and order of expungement.