RALEIGH, NC—Campbell Law School announced today it will host the inaugural Bob Barker Second Chance Expunction Clinic on Saturday, March 13, in Pitt County.
Campbell Law School’s Blanchard Community Law Clinic is leading the effort in collaboration with the law school’s Pro Bono Re-Entry Project (under Professor Bobbi Boyd’s supervision), the North Carolina Justice Center, North Carolina Central School of Law, N.C. Reentry Innovators for Success Inc. (a Pitt County non-profit), Cornerstone Baptist Church in Greenville, the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office, the Pitt County Clerk of Court and Pitt County District and Superior Court Judges.
Students will be meeting with clients via Zoom from the Blanchard Community Law Clinic or from other remote locations. Professor Tolu Adewale, NCCU Professor Dionne Gonder and other volunteer lawyers from the N.C. Justice Center will be in the Zoom universe supervising the students. Professor Emily Mistr, law students Grace Glover and Sherilyn Knox and Founding Clinic Director and Professor Ashley Campbell will be physically located in Pitt County to administer the clinic where 46 clients plan to be served.
The new year brought a number of new beginnings for the clinic which is now primed to expand its outreach thanks to the addition of two new experienced attorneys and a new larger location in downtown’s Warehouse District at 311-200 Martin Street (the former home of Clearscapes, artist Thomas Sayre’s famed architectural firm) ensuring there is adequate space for clinic staff to provide free counsel to its clients and their families. The clinic’s expansion efforts are made possible thanks in large part to a partnership with the North Carolina Justice Center and a major donation from longtime Campbell University and law school supporters Bob and Pat Barker.