Sullivan Receives Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) Pro Bono Champion Award
Boston, MA - In appreciation of Sullivan's commitment to the GBLS and the Boston Bar Association's CORI Sealing & Expungement Clinic, GBLS awarded Sullivan with the GBLS Pro Bono Champion Award at a virtual Pro Bono Celebration on October 29, 2020.
The Boston Bar Association’s CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) Sealing Clinic connects low-income clients who have questions about their criminal records with volunteer attorneys who can help. Sullivan lawyers, including Luke Breckenridge, Caroline Lambert and Ryan Rosenblatt, represent and assist individuals with obtaining, reviewing, sealing, and if advised, expunging their records. The clinic is held monthly at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston.
"We are so proud to see our attorneys receive the Pro Bono Champion award from GBLS, recognizing as it does the firm’s dedication to provide services to those in our community who would otherwise be unable to obtain the legal assistance that they so sorely need," said Pat Dinardo, Partner and Chair of Sullivan's Pro Bono Committee.
A CORI report is the official log of any charges brought against someone by the Commonwealth. The CORI Act attempts to balance the public interest in having access to criminal records against the interest of personal privacy. Because a prior criminal record can be used by employers and landlords to deprive deserving people of employment, housing and educational opportunities, Massachusetts law permits those individuals to have their records "sealed" from public view by meeting certain legal requirements. The CORI Sealing Clinic helps those who lack the knowledge or expertise to undertake this process or cannot afford an attorney to help.
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