Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement Summit

Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement Summit Information about the annual Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit, presented by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
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08/05/2020
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Clerk Dorothy Brown hosted a successful virtual Expungement Summit on Aug. 1, 2020. View the 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Virtual Expungement Summit live video for important information about expungement and sealing, and how to clear eligible criminal records.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE DOROTHY BROWN SECOND CHANCE VIRTUAL EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT KICK-OFF PRESENTATION, TAKING PLACE ON SATUR...
07/24/2020

REGISTER NOW FOR THE DOROTHY BROWN SECOND CHANCE VIRTUAL EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT KICK-OFF PRESENTATION, TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020, at 9:00 AM. (Sign-on begins at 8:30 a.m.) Get important information about the legal processes for clearing criminal records from a panel of criminal justice system stakeholders, elected officials, attorneys, and legal assistance, re-entry & community organizations. REGISTER NOW for this zoom webinar! Copy and paste or type this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y2mbmbsg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.

The 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit Goes Virtual with an online Kick-Off presentation on Saturday, A...
07/02/2020

The 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit Goes Virtual with an online Kick-Off presentation on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Pre-registration is required for the Expungement Summit at www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/SecondChance. Following the Kick-Off presentation, ONLY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS will be contacted by volunteer attorneys for consultations on preparing and filing petitions for expungement and sealing. MUST HAVE RAP SHEET/ILLINOIS CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD TO UPLOAD WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE. See the attached flyer for more details.

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05/04/2020
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REGISTER NOW! The date of the 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit has been updated. Pre-registration wit...
04/30/2020

REGISTER NOW! The date of the 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit has been updated. Pre-registration with RAP sheets and/or Criminal History Records is REQUIRED. The pre-registration portal on the Clerk's Office's website is open: www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/SecondChance

The date and site for the 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit has been set. Pre-registration with RAP sh...
01/21/2020

The date and site for the 2020 Dorothy Brown Second Chance Expungement Summit has been set. Pre-registration with RAP sheets and/or Criminal History Records are REQUIRED. The pre-registration portal on the Clerk's Office's website will open soon. Check back for updates

Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement Summit's cover photo
06/07/2019

Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement Summit's cover photo

The 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit, held June 1, 2019, at Westinghouse College Prep on Chicago's westside, was a ...
06/07/2019

The 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit, held June 1, 2019, at Westinghouse College Prep on Chicago's westside, was a major success. The Summit's new, advance registration process was used by 592 individuals. More than 735 people attended the Summit and petitions were filed to expunge 1,323 cases, and to seal 649 cases. Clerk Brown's 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit was a massive collaborative effort with Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Get Cleared, Chicago, the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago Police Dept., Illinois Prisoner Review, Safer Foundation, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Cook County Juvenile Probation Department, city and county elected officials, several media outlets, and many governmental, social service, healthcare, and religious organizations. Everyone worked together to provide attendees with the services they need to handle background issues and access available resources to get their lives back on track.

05/28/2019
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

REMEMBER, the 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit will be held this Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Registered participants can file for expungement and/or sealing on site. BRING YOUR REGISTRATION RECEIPT! Summit exhibitors will provide information about support services and more. Plan to attend the Second Chance Expungement Summit to learn about the legal processes available to help individuals get their lives back on track.

Discussion with Dorothy Brown. This program was recorded on May, 2019 at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

Five local churches are hosting Second Chance Expungement Summit Registration Sundays on May 19 & 26. Bring your RAP she...
05/18/2019

Five local churches are hosting Second Chance Expungement Summit Registration Sundays on May 19 & 26. Bring your RAP sheet or Criminal History Record to any one of these churches this Sunday or next Sunday and you will be assisted with scanning and uploading these documents to register for the Summit. See the flyer for the details.

Get your RAP Sheet and go to any Clerk's Office location for assistance with uploading your documents to REGISTER IN ADV...
05/15/2019

Get your RAP Sheet and go to any Clerk's Office location for assistance with uploading your documents to REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE SECOND CHANCE EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT, which will be held June 1, 2019. Registration is required. The Clerk's Office is hosting Registration Days: Mon., May 20 - Fri., May 24, 2019. All interested persons are welcome! See the attached flyer for all of the details!

REGISTER NOW for the Second Chance Expungement Summit! Get your RAP Sheet(s) and register online at www.cookcountyclerko...
05/13/2019

REGISTER NOW for the Second Chance Expungement Summit! Get your RAP Sheet(s) and register online at www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/SecondChance. All Felonies are Eligible to be Sealed with the exception of four (see flyer attached). Must register online in advance of the Expungement Summit, taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Westinghouse College Prep H.S., 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago.

05/03/2019
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

TUNE IN TO "CLERK OF COURT, LIVE!" on CAN-TV 21, 5:00-5:30 p.m., on Thursdays in May to get the latest info about Clerk Dorothy Brown's 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit and the new advance registration process. Watch the show online at http://cantv.org/hotline/. You may also watch it on cable channel 21 on television. Call-in with your questions or comments about the Second Chance Expungement Summit (Call 312-738-1060).

Discussion on the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and upcoming events. This program was recorded on April 25, 2019 at Chicago Access Network Televis...

TUNE IN TO "CLERK OF COURT, LIVE!" TODAY, April 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. on CAN-TV. Criminal Bureau Associate Clerk Renee ...
04/25/2019
CAN TV – Hotline Live

TUNE IN TO "CLERK OF COURT, LIVE!" TODAY, April 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. on CAN-TV. Criminal Bureau Associate Clerk Renee Banks will be the guest and Executive Clerk of Court Operations Michael Moore will be the host and they will discuss Clerk Dorothy Brown's 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit and the new advance registration process. Watch the show at 5:00 p.m. on your computers or your mobile devices at http://cantv.org/hotline/. You may also watch it on cable channel 21 on television. Call-in with a question or comment about the Expungement Summit (Call 312-738-1060).

Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement Summit
04/12/2019

Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement Summit

Get Cleared, Chicago has joined with Clerk Brown's Second Chance Expungement Summit to help individuals OBTAIN AND PAY FOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. (CPD) RAP sheets on April 17, 2019. To access this service, you must register with one of the following Second Chance Expungement Summit registration sites: North Lawndale Employment Network (773-638-1813); Teamwork Englewood (773-488-6600); or T.R.E.A.D. (773-468-0474). Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Get Cleared, Chicago has joined with Clerk Brown's Second Chance Expungement Summit to help individuals OBTAIN AND PAY F...
04/12/2019

Get Cleared, Chicago has joined with Clerk Brown's Second Chance Expungement Summit to help individuals OBTAIN AND PAY FOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. (CPD) RAP sheets on April 17, 2019. To access this service, you must register with one of the following Second Chance Expungement Summit registration sites: North Lawndale Employment Network (773-638-1813); Teamwork Englewood (773-488-6600); or T.R.E.A.D. (773-468-0474). Please see the attached flyer for more details.

REGISTER NOW for the 2019 SECOND CHANCE EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT! The new Expungement Summit process requires advance online r...
04/11/2019

REGISTER NOW for the 2019 SECOND CHANCE EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT! The new Expungement Summit process requires advance online registration. Get your RAP Sheet and/or Criminal History Record and upload these documents at www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/secondchance
See attached guide for getting RAP sheets at the Chicago Police Department, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Assistance for registering online is available at North Lawndale Employment Network - 773-638-1825; Teamwork Englewood - 773-488-6600; and T.R.E.A.D - 773-468-0474. Registration is limited. ACT NOW!

In preparation for the Clerk's Office's upcoming Second Chance Expungement Summit taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2019...
04/03/2019

In preparation for the Clerk's Office's upcoming Second Chance Expungement Summit taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago, the Clerk's Office is seeking volunteer attorneys to assist attendees with the filing of expungement and sealing petitions. Training sessions for volunteer attorneys are available. See the attached flyer for details.

Clerk Dorothy Brown works with Get Cleared Chicago to facilitate filing of expungement and sealing petitions on Jan. 25,...
01/26/2019

Clerk Dorothy Brown works with Get Cleared Chicago to facilitate filing of expungement and sealing petitions on Jan. 25, 2019.

Clerk Dorothy Brown worked with Get Cleared Chicago to facilitate the filing of petitions of sealing or expungement for about 14 individuals on "Get Cleared" Filing Day, Jan. 25, 2019, at the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Get Cleared Chicago is a consortium of Teamwork Englewood, North Lawndale Employment Network, and The Rock Enterprise and Development. For more information, go to: www.GetClearedToday.org

This quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are words to live by. Remembering our champion of justice on this day.
01/21/2019

This quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are words to live by. Remembering our champion of justice on this day.

BRANCH COURT CLOSINGS! Please be advised that effective Jan. 7, 2019, Cook County Circuit Court branch courts at Belmont...
01/02/2019

BRANCH COURT CLOSINGS! Please be advised that effective Jan. 7, 2019, Cook County Circuit Court branch courts at Belmont and Western and at 51st St. and Wentworth will CLOSE. Cases heard at these two courthouse locations will be heard at different locations. See the attached flyer for important details. If you have questions about your court location, please call (312) 603-4641 for clarification, as soon as possible. Thank you.

Happy New Year! Best wishes to you and your families for a healthy, safe, and joyous 2019.
01/02/2019

Happy New Year! Best wishes to you and your families for a healthy, safe, and joyous 2019.

12/25/2018
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

During this holiday season, our expression of gratitude to the citizens of Cook County and all of the Cook County Circuit Court users.

Amnesty Week is Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2018. For 5 days get collection fees waived on all Past Due fines: Traffic Tickets & M...
10/22/2018

Amnesty Week is Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2018. For 5 days get collection fees waived on all Past Due fines: Traffic Tickets & Moving Violations ONLY! Not for parking tickets or red light camera violations. See flyer for full details.

The Clerk's Office is joining Sky Cares to host Clean Slate Juvenile Expungement Summit on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at X...
10/11/2018

The Clerk's Office is joining Sky Cares to host Clean Slate Juvenile Expungement Summit on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at XS Tennis Village, 5336 S. State St., Chicago. Individuals with juvenile records are urged to attend. Please tell your family and friends. See the attached flyer for more details.

Clerk Brown is a guest speaker at the Ex-Offenders Expungement & Re-Entry Breakfast at Greater Harvest Baptist Church, 5...
09/11/2018

Clerk Brown is a guest speaker at the Ex-Offenders Expungement & Re-Entry Breakfast at Greater Harvest Baptist Church, 5141 S. State St., Chicago, on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Clerk Brown and the Clerk’s Office joins Pilsen Neighbors Community Council & Gamaliel Metro Chicago in presenting an Ex...
07/27/2018

Clerk Brown and the Clerk’s Office joins Pilsen Neighbors Community Council & Gamaliel Metro Chicago in presenting an Expungement Workshop, Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9 am - 1 pm at Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago. See the attached flyer for more information.

06/06/2018

The 2018 Second Chance Expungement Summit at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted St., was attended by more than 1,100 individuals who are committed to starting the process of clearing criminal records from their backgrounds and increase their employment options. Clerk Brown led a panel of legal and justice system experts, community leaders and elected officials who are dedicated to helping people get a second chance. Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Safer Foundation, volunteer attorneys, judges, jobs and job-training providers, and more than 40 information and support service providers convened on site to offer assistance in various capacities to all of the attendees. Hundreds of expungements and sealing petitions were filed. All 2018 Expungement Summit participants that were not fully processed on site will still receive free legal assistance.

The last 2018 Expungement Summit customer had his petition successfully filed by 9 p.m., on June 2, at Kennedy-King Coll...
06/03/2018

The last 2018 Expungement Summit customer had his petition successfully filed by 9 p.m., on June 2, at Kennedy-King College. Clerk Brown is there to congratulate him on his commitment to enhancing his life’s opportunities.

06/03/2018

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County thanks all participants who attended the 2018 Second Chance Expungement Summit at Kennedy-King College on June 2nd, to start the process of changing their life circumstances. Much appreciation to Kennedy-King College President Craig Lynch and his outstanding staff, and to Cabrini Green Legal Aid, and the volunteer attorneys, judges, volunteers, and Clerk’s Office staff that worked the summit. The new sealing law generated a huge turnout of attendees and the Clerk’s Office wants individuals who were not fully processed on site to know that they will still receive FREE legal assistance. They will soon receive information on next steps. Again, thanks to all for their participation in this important community service.

06/02/2018
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin covers Clerk Dorothy Brown's 2018 Expungement Summit, taking place Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted St., Building W, Chicago.

06/01/2018
Clerk Brown: Attend Expungement Summit, June 2

Remember, the 2018 Second Chance Expungement Summit is this Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted St. - Buildling W, Chicago! Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Begin the process to clear criminal records and get a second chance to get your life back on track.

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We all appreciate ms Brown , the lawyers and all ppl involved in the summit.... U guys are saving plenty of lives, GOD BLESS
See "Clerk of Court Live!" each week on CAN-TV 21, Thursdays, 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. We're currently covering all of the important details about the 2019 Second Chance Expungement Summit and the NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS. You may watch online at: https://cantv.org/hotline/
That was a waste of time....stayed there for 11hrs just for them to tell me and hundred other ppl that they couldn't see us today because they were under staffed WOW!!!! #NEVERTRUSTCHICAGO