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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Clinic Sponsors Warrant Clinic

Loyola press release - March 6, 2017

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law & the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will co-sponsor on Saturday a warrant clinic that allows people with warrants for traffic and municipal court or outstanding fines and fees to clear their records without fear of arrest.

This event will help many of the thousands of residents in New Orleans to clear their outstanding warrants received for failure to appear on municipal or traffic violations. It will also help to clear fines and fees that individuals cannot afford.

The clinic begins at noon, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116. Chief Municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet coordinated the clinic, which will be hosted by the New Orleans civil rights organization Stand with Dignity and is sponsored by VOTE, Women with a Vision, and the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Gillis Long Poverty Center.

“It is essential to create opportunities like these for citizens of New Orleans to clear minor traffic violations without fear of arrest for being unable to pay fees that some are simply unable to afford,” said Bill Quigley, professor of law and director of the Loyola Law Clinic & the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center.

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