New VMFC Host a Free Expungement Clinic in Rural TN

Our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation hosted an Expungement Clinic in rural Eastern Tennessee, Polk County and by Judge Sandra Donaghy, Criminal Court 10th Judicial District (JD), Judge Brooklynn Townsend, Polk County General Sessions, Melissa Keith, Clerk of Courts, District Attorney Stephen D. Crump 10th JD, Public Defender Richard Hughes 10th JD, UT College of Law Legal Clinic, Vet to Vet Tennessee and First Baptist Church of Benton. Special guest and support were Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee and Monroe County General Sessions and Veterans Court Judge Dwaine Thomas. The community turnout was better than expected despite the inclement weather. This is the 3rd Expungement Clinic that UT College of Law and Vet to Vet Tennessee partnered together.

This event was made possible to a grant to UT College of Law from the TN Bar Association, 2 rural expungement clinics will take place in rural eastern TN. A second clinic (location not yet selected) in the spring 2020. Click here to view the event photos. We were blessed to have the support of Pastor Dr. Robert Speights and Lay Leader Mickey Ocee