Expunctions: Review of the Second Chance Act

Session type
General credits
Total credits
Credit status
Pending Approval
Cost notes

FREE for LANC employees/volunteers. 

Program Overview:

It is the goal of the “Expunctions: Review of the Second Chance Act” CLE to educate attorneys on the changes and updates to North Carolina expunction laws following the passage of the Second Chance Act, which went into effect on December 1, 2020. This event is open to the public and ideal for attorneys interested in representing clients in petitions for expunctions of North Carolina dismissed charges, misdemeanors, and felonies. During this training, attendees will learn about the changes to North Carolina expunction laws and will also learn about the forms necessary to complete an expunction petition. The training will be beneficial for legal services attorneys, volunteer attorneys involved in Legal Aid’s Lawyer on the Line program, as well as for attorneys in private practice.



Ayana Robinson received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, and furthered her studies at New York Law School where she received a J.D. Ayana has been with Legal Aid of North Carolina for more than 8 years. She has worked as a staff attorney with the Raleigh local office, served as interim managing attorney of the Fayetteville local office and is currently the Supervising Attorney of the Expunction Team based out of LANC Helpline.


Daniel (D.J.) Dore is a Supervising Attorney and the Veterans Practice Group Manager at Legal Aid of North Carolina, where he focuses on veterans’ law and second chance relief (criminal record expunction, certificate of relief, and driver license restoration). His current responsibilities include supervising the Durham Expunction and Restoration (DEAR) Program and the Duke Law School Veterans Assistance Project. D.J. is a Durham native, double Tar Heel (B.A., J.D.) and holds an LL.M. in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict from the University of Nottingham (England). He has also served more than 11 years as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and North Carolina Army National Guard. Currently, he is the Commander of HHC, 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) in Charlotte, North Carolina.