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For Immediate Release
October 04, 2013

Lawyers Answer Questions about Expungement Law

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  • Lawyers will be present during two sessions to answer eligibility questions on Thursday, October 10
  • The first session will be in Walb Union Ballroom at 10 a.m.; the second session will be at Turner Chapel AME Church (836 E. Jefferson Blvd.) at 5:30 p.m.

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Recently, Governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1482. This law, which became effective July 1, 2013, allows those who qualify to petition the Court to have their Indiana criminal records expunged.

On Thursday, October 10, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will host an information session to answer questions about eligibility for possible expungement. The first session is at 10 a.m. in Walb Union Ballroom. The second session is at 5:30 p.m. at the Turner Chapel AME Church, located at 836 East Jefferson Blvd.

Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their most recent (updated) court docket sheet regarding the conviction for possible expungement, which are available at the County Clerk's office in the county where the case was handled; complete criminal history to date, obtainable from the Indiana State Police; and most recent Appellate Court documents if applicable.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Fort Wayne Commission on the Social Status of African American Males, in partnership with Fort Wayne Urban League, Fort Wayne NAACP, Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club, and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

For more information contact Andre Patterson, CTE/STEM outreach coordinator, IPFW Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 260-481-0134,