Course Description

This course provides an look at the sealing of records under the Pennsylvania Clean Slate Act and petition based sealing and expungement.  The course also includes information about Pro Bono opportunities related to the Clean Slate Act and an overview of the Rules of Professional Conduct relating to Pro Bono work.

This course includes video recorded from a live Lycoming Law Association CLE presentation.

Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Ethics CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenters

  • David K.  Trevaskis, Esq.

    David K. Trevaskis, Esq.

    David Keller Trevaskis, Esquire, is an attorney and former third grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. Trevaskis is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), responsible for assisting local bar associations, legal services programs and other groups who offer pro bono legal services across the Commonwealth to help improve the access to justice for the neediest among us. Trevaskis is involved in numerous clinics and other activities that provide support for those with legal needs.

    Trevaskis has long been a champion of non-violence, having been the designer of and original trainer for Project PEACE (Peaceful Endings through Authorities, Children and Educators), a peer mediation, anti-bullying and youth court program jointly sponsored by the PBA and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. A co-author of the 2018 updated text, School Law: Legal Framework, Guiding Principles, and Litigated Areas, David is an expert on school law and school crisis. Trevaskis has contributed chapters on bullying and the law, law review articles on youth court and breaking the school to prison pipeline, and pieces on civic education among his other writings. He teaches in the classroom and online at Community College of Philadelphia, Gratz College, Arcadia University and the University of New England. He was an instructor with Bob Randall Associates for nearly three decades and treasures his memory of everyone associated with those classes.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Clean Slate Course Materials
    • Clean Slate Part One
    • Clean Slate Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)