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January 30, 2019

Boston Bar Association Launches CORI Sealing Clinic

The Boston Bar Association is excited to launch a monthly CORI Sealing Clinic that will assist low-income clients in asking courts to seal their criminal records with help from volunteer attorneys.

A CORI(Criminal Offender Record Information) report is the official log of any charges brought against someone by the state of Massachusetts. CORI reports can be used by employers and landlords to deny people access to employment, housing, and educational opportunities.

Massachusetts law allows people to “seal” their CORI records from public view by meeting certain legal requirements. The BBA’s CORI Sealing Clinic will help low-income individuals get copies of their CORI and to seal their past records when possible.

The BBA’s CORI Sealing Clinic will be located at:

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
Boston Municipal Court, Central Division
24 New Chardon St. 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Walk-in clinics will take place from 9:00AM to 1:00PM on the following dates. No advance registration is required.

  • February 6, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • July 3, 2019
  • August 7, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019

If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with the CORI Sealing Clinic, please click here for more information.

Individuals needing to hire a private attorney for any type of case can call the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625, connect with an area online 24/7 by clicking “Get Started” here, or by submitting an email request online today.