Pathway to Pardons: Helping Non-Incarcerated Clients Achieve a Real Clean Slate in Pennsylvania

Blank Rome LLP | One Logan Square | 130 North 18th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998

Blank Rome is proud to host “Pathway to Pardons: Helping Non-Incarcerated Clients Achieve a Real Clean Slate in Pennsylvania,” being held September 17, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Firm’s Philadelphia office.

This CLE training is presented by the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (“PLSE”), and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. It is part of the Brandeis Law Society’s new partnership with PLSE, in which it will recruit and support attorneys providing volunteer legal services to poor Philadelphians seeking pardons from the Governor.

The program will serve as a practical guide for attorneys willing to help non-incarcerated clients obtain pardons in Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the program, pro bono lawyers will be assigned an existing, pre-qualified PLSE client to help through the pardon process.

Program highlights include:

  • Opening remarks from the Honorable Michael J. Stack, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons
  • Informal discussions with Michael J. Stack; Matt Franchak, Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor; Steven Burke, Secretary to the Board of Pardons; and others from the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons
  • Presentations from the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Honorable John P. Williams, M.D.
  • Reception sponsored by the by the Brandeis Law Society, featuring one-on-ones with the speakers and enrollment of PLSE Pro Bono Pardon Counsel 

For more information about the Brandeis Law Society’s partnership with PLSE, please click here or contact Blank Rome Partner Adam E. Laver at

For more information or to register for the CLE program, please click here or contact Tobey Oxholm at