Access to Justice Committee: Restoration of Rights

Published by Memphis Bar Association


A criminal record or suspended driver license is a barrier to many Shelby County residents obtaining gainful employment or secure housing. This session will cover the process of determining whether a client qualifies for an expungement, and if so the process for obtaining an expungement for the client. Further, the session will cover the process for assisting in the reinstatement of a driver's license if suspended due to the client's criminal record. Finally, the session will cover cost waivers if necessary to petition for expungement or for driver license reinstatement.

The goal of the CLE is to provide knowledge to pro bono attorneys who volunteer for legal aid or advice clinics.

This program is FREE to those who agree to take a pro bono case (please note your information will be shared with Memphis Area Legal Services).

Danielle M. Woods
Danielle Woods is the Managing Attorney of Pro Bono Programs at Memphis Area Legal Services. She is a graduate of The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and The University of Tennessee. Danielle oversees the Restoration of Rights Project at MALS, a partnership with Memphis Law in providing exungement, driver license reinstatement, and voter restoration services to Shelby County residents.

Originally Published

May 21, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Access to Justice Committee: Restoration of Rights - Video
  • Access to Justice Committee: Restoration of Rights - Paper

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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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