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Reflections from Remington Angelle for National Pro Bono WeekRead Time: 1 min
The National Celebration of Pro Bono is held the last week of October each year. In recognition, Baton Rouge associate Remington M. Angelle offered his insights on recent pro bono work he has done with Southern University Law Center:
This year, I have had the privilege of working under the leadership of Associate Vice Chancellor Marla Dickerson of Southern University Law Center’s Office of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives and the partnership struck between the law center and the East Baton Rouge City-Parish and Louisiana Department of Corrections where local attorneys and SULC law students host expungement intake events throughout the state.
These events allow Louisiana residents with criminal records a second chance to change their lives with criminal records reviews to determine their eligibility for expungement. These are Louisiana citizens that were excommunicated from the workforce, unable to buy a home, unable to build credit, and left with no way to rehabilitate themselves or their families because of a prior mistake — or in one case I encountered, being racially profiled and arrested on suspicion through no fault of their own — that haunts and bars them from reintegrating with society.
I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for what V.C. Dickerson and her team of attorneys are doing for these folks and the state of Louisiana at large.