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Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS)

Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal aid to eligible clients in Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren Counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. They offer resources in a variety of civil legal matters to low-income residents, including public benefits, family law, housing, healthcare, education, and employment.

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE)

PLSE provides free legal advice and representation to low-income Philadelphia residents whose criminal records are holding them back from achieving their social and career potentials.

Clean Slate uses technology to seal certain criminal records from public view through an automated process. Sealed records are not available to the public, helping people access employment, housing and education.

Clean Slate automated sealing began in Pennsylvania on June 28, 2019. To date, over 1.2 million Pennsylvanians have benefitted from Clean Slate automated sealing, and over 40 million cases have been sealed. That’s more than half of the charges in the court’s database.