Credit: 1.00 hour

Presentation Date: September 9, 2021

Presenters:
Matt Hulstein, Supervisor, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program and Foreclosure Mediation

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Description

Many tenants with an eviction in their background struggle to find affordable, quality housing. Landlords often refuse to rent to anyone with an eviction filing on their record. These eviction cases are often years old and offer no insight to the quality of the tenant today. A recent amendment to the Eviction Act makes it easier to seal old eviction files.

Using this amendment, CVLS is starting a new, remote clinic to get as many stale eviction files sealed as possible. We need your help! Interested volunteers can email CVLS Attorney Matt Hulstein for a case: mhulstein@cvls.org.

These cases are a great volunteer opportunity! The work will entail one motion and a possible briefing schedule and oral argument. The time commitment is an average of 5-10 hours of work, over two months. In addition to training, CVLS will provide templates, knowledgeable supervision, technical support, and malpractice coverage. Volunteers with no prior eviction experience are welcome.

Questions

If you have any questions about the content of this seminar, you may contact Jessica Engle at jengle@cvls.org.

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