William R. Ming, Jr. was a trailblazer, a central – and some would say unsung – figure of the Civil Rights Movement, and one of the greatest legal minds in the last century. During his career as an attorney
This is the easiest of the hard part. That is what I told an audience of hundreds of men and women who attended an event in Chicago last weekend to access legal help in getting their criminal and/or court records sealed and expunged.
As I noted in a letter to the editor published in this weekend's Chicago Tribune, I believe that probation is unquestionably a form of imprisonment, as it can completely inhibit the freedom to study, work, and live a fulfilling life.
Last weekend, while in town for a court appearance and for a speaking engagement at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, I had the pleasure of talking with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell and being featured in her Sunday column. We had a wide-ranging conversation spanning the details of my wrongful conviction, how and why I decided to become an attorney, and the creation of my law firm.