March 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Maria Jouravleva
Note: This is the first part of a four-part series on Vacating Criminal Convictions in Washington State.
I’m going to share a secret with you: I have incredibly mixed feelings about the pro bono volunteer work I do and the impact it has on the communities I serve. I acknowledge that, as a white woman with no criminal convictions, I am incredibly privileged. I have never been denied work on the basis of a criminal record, I escape the stigma attached to a criminal conviction, and I am able to pursue the career of my choice without significant barrier to doing so (although, this...