Morris County Holds First Expungement Clinic in Morristown

Published on May 03, 2024

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office joined members of the Morris County legal and law enforcement communities to participate in the inaugural Free Expungement Clinic in Morristown on May 2, 2024. The clinic was sponsored by the Morris County Bar Foundation, and made possible through a partnership between the Morris County Bar Foundation, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Public Defender’s Office, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Calvary Baptist Church.

Volunteer attorneys were available to aid members of the public interested in pursuing an expungement, which means a qualifying, non-violent conviction will be erased from their criminal history. Their assistance was an entirely free service.

Volunteers assisted 70 attendees with legal advice regarding expungements and lunch was provided by the Morris County Bar Foundation.

In addition to expungement services, the following organizations provided helpful information to the public: the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Community Connections, Hope One, and Navigating Hope, Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs, Center for Family Services, Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Transition Professionals, and Morris County Board of Elections.  These agencies were on hand to provide information about free Narcan, substance use and mental health services, social security benefits, re-entry services, and voter registration.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said, “I sincerely thank all who gave their time and expertise to this unique and valuable community service, which helps those looking to turn their lives around but who may be hampered by financial hurtles associated with the expungement process. I thank the members of the Morris County Bar Association, Morris County Bar Foundation, Morris County Public Defender’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and our own office’s Assistant Prosecutors for making this clinic a success, and to the Calvary Baptist Church for being such a generous host.”

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Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Prosecutor Robert Carroll, and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon.


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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Assistant Prosecutor Volunteers.


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NJSCNAACP 3rd V.P. President NAACP, Morris County Branch, NJ; Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll; Morris County Deputy Public Defender Susan McCoy; Assistant Public Defender Brian Kenney; Private Defense Attorney Sharon Bittner Keane; and Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood.


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Morris County Bar Foundation President Lawrence Cutalo with Morris County Bar Association Criminal Practice Committee Brian Kenney, Sharon Bittner Keane, and Maggie Calderwood.