Credit: 1.00 hour

Presentation Date: September 9, 2021

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



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. This seminar will cover the current standard for eviction sealings, the motion to seal, and how to take one of these cases through CVLS.

We need your help and 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.

Interested volunteers can email CVLS Attorney Dan Quarfoot for a case:


If you have any questions about the content of this seminar, you may contact Jessica Engle at

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