CORI Sealing Project

Connecting low-income clients with volunteer attorneys

Criminal Record Sealing Pilot Project group.

A criminal record can have a severe impact on a person’s life.  It can be used by employers and landlords to deprive individuals of employment and housing.  Through this program, volunteers help qualified individuals seal their records and take control of their lives.  

At the clinic, low-income clients who have questions about their criminal records are connected withs volunteer attorneys who can help.  Presented in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services, the clinics feature a “Know Your Rights” presentation that cover sealing and expunging adult and juvenile records, as well as updates on CORI law.   

The clinics themselves are now presented virtually, to allow more flexibility for those who are in need of assistance in sealing or expunging their CORI records.

The CORI Sealing Clinic takes place the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 2:00PM-4:00PM.

Need CORI Help?

Information for Potential Clients

By signing up for the CORI Sealing Clinic, you will be provided with FREE legal information about your rights and will be screened for eligibility to be matched with a FREE (pro bono) lawyer to assist you with obtaining, reviewing, and, if advised, sealing, or expunging your records. 

Questions about the clinic? Call the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at (617) 742-0625 or email us at lrs@bostonbar.org 

For basic CORI information visit: www.masslegalhelp.org/cori 

Information for Interested Attorneys

Lawyers are invited to provide pro bono services at this bi-monthly clinic assisting low-income clients with questions related to their Massachusetts criminal record.

How it Works

Why Volunteer

How to Volunteer

Email Chane Vanes at cvanes@bostonbar.org.