Criminal Record Sealing in Arkansas – a 2021 Update

On July 23, 2021, Mallory Sanders and Joshua Eide of Legal Aid of Arkansas gave this one-hour presentation on Criminal Record Sealing, including 2021 legislative changes. (CLE credit is no longer available.)

I. Defining Record Sealing in AR v. expungements.
II. Navigating the various statutes enabling record sealing and what crimes are eligible.
III. 2021 law changes and its effects.
IV. Practice tips (pre and post order to seal)

About the Presenters:
Mallory Sanders leads the consumer protection team at Legal Aid of Arkansas. Before joining Legal Aid, Mallory worked both in private practice and in-house in tort litigation. The consumer protection team successfully represents hundreds of individuals every year in sealing their criminal records.

Joshua Eide is a staff attorney with Legal Aid of Arkansas, and is currently a member of the consumer protection team. Prior to joining Legal Aid, he worked as a deputy public defender in Washington County.