Matt Marino and Constantina “Nina” Palamaris from Elon Law’s Class of 2023

Legal Information & Assistance for Clearing Criminal Records

Elon University School of Law is partnering with Legal Aid of North Carolina and others in the legal profession to host its first ever Criminal Expunction Project for residents in the Guilford County community who qualify for services. Expunction is the legal process for removing a criminal conviction or dismissed charge from a person’s record. It is, in essence, a fresh start.

Elon Law students Matt Marino and Constantina “Nina” Palamaris from the Class of 2023 are working under the supervision of Professor Catherine Ross Dunham to organize the program for October 14, 2023. There is no charge for services.

The program will take place at Elon University School of Law in downtown Greensboro. Our address: 201 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Parking will be available at street meters and in the Bellemeade Street Parking Deck across the street from our campus.

Information for Volunteer Attorneys

Check back soon for details for volunteers who plan to assist with the program.

About the Student Organizers

Matthew M. Marino is originally from Long Island, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. At Elon, Marino is president of the Criminal Law society and co-president of the First-Generation Society.

Marino plans to pursue a career in civil litigation or criminal law. His goal is to be a prominent father figure in his future family, something he did not have growing up. An avid sports fan, Marino played soccer, baseball, and basketball in his youth.

Constantina “Nina” Palamaris is a Dean’s Scholar at Elon Law. She attended American University to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Law. Palamaris is an Elon Law peer mentor and serves on the program’s community development committee. She also serves as president of the Women’s Law Association and is an active pro bono participant.

As president of the Women’s Law Association, Palamaris has worked with Elon Law Professor Catherine Ross Dunham to focus the organization on service efforts. She plans to seek a clerkship upon graduation and intends to eventually join legal academia as a law professor. In her free time, Palamaris enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends and her beloved orange cat, Gordon.