Rutherford Bar Association offers free expungement clinic, help with background checks

Apr 27, 2021 at 07:00 am by Voice Wire

The Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association will host an Expungement Clinic on Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Rutherford County Judicial Center. The purpose of the Expungement Clinic is to help the public erase or clear criminal records that can present obstacles to employment, housing, or other opportunities.

“Too often, people are denied job opportunities, housing applications, or other things in life because of an old criminal conviction, or even a case that has already been dismissed but is still on their record,” according to Chase Doscher, who serves as the Public Service Chair for the Bar Association. “We are hoping this event will help those people.”

The 2021 RCCBA Expungement Clinic relies upon the support of numerous elected officials, including County Mayor Bill Ketron, Circuit Court Judge James Turner, and Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Harrell. The Bar Association is incredibly grateful to these officials, whose support is necessary to provide this public service. 

“The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is looking forward to helping with the clinic and we are very excited about helping the citizens of Rutherford County,” said Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Harrell.

Anyone interested in participating in the Expungement Clinic is encouraged to complete the application form located at: Please note that the deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, May 26.

Rutherford County Expungement Clinic

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021

Rutherford County Judicial Center, 116 W. Lytle St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130



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