Director, Legal Programs
Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA)
Beth Johnson directs the organization’s legal programs. CGLA is state-based criminal and civil legal services organization. During her tenure, Johnson has represented hundreds of clients in all areas related to criminal records, including expungement and sealing, clemency petitions, waivers and certificates, discrimination claims under the Illinois Human Rights Act, and administrative proceedings. Her criminal record clearance work spans clarifications and expansions in the Illinois General Assembly to community and employer outreach and education. Johnson provides trainings to attorneys on criminal records-related issues and is the author of Expungement and Sealing: A Lawyer’s Guide.