Category Archives: expungement

Melissa Loomis joins HPRP

HPRP welcomes Melissa Loomis, who recently joined our staff  as a staff attorney for the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) project. She will be focused on helping clients at Baltimore City job training centers obtain expungement of their criminal records. … Continue reading

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MD Judiciary: Legal services providers can now link unrepresented litigants to live chat

Services are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lawyers will answer questions about civil District and Circuit Court matters including landlord and tenant, family law (divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, name change), small and large claims, … Continue reading

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HPRP lends a hand at veterans’ resource event

Earlier this week, HPRP staff attorney Michael Stone was on hand at the Veteran and Family Resource Day at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Cecil County. About 120 former service members attended the event, which connected them with … Continue reading

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HPRP welcomes Dalton Collins

Dalton Collins joined HPRP this month as staff attorney for the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) project. He’ll be connecting with and providing legal support for clients on expungement and public benefits cases at sites around  Baltimore City. Dalton was … Continue reading

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Educating rural counties about changes in the expungement law

HPRP’s Pro Bono Program continues to play an essential educating role on the changes to the expungement law that went into effect  last fall.  This is especially true for rural counties around Maryland. For example, the State’s Attorney of Worcester … Continue reading

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Wrongly charged, a Baltimore man gets his record cleared

A 48-year-old unemployed man in East Baltimore is no longer walking around with a “fugitive from justice” tag—and now has a much better chance of finding a job, thanks to Sara Gross, his HPRP pro bono lawyer. Sara was successful … Continue reading

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New Maryland law allows Baltimore man to expunge his record

By waiting until after Oct. 1, a Baltimore man was successful in clearing his criminal record of three charges with the help of Kellie Lego, his HPRP pro bono lawyer.  “There were three eligible Maryland charges, so we filed for … Continue reading

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Transgender Action Group celebrates 3 years of outreach & legal help

Three years ago today, HPRP and other members of the Transgender Action Group (TAG) hit the streets of Baltimore from 11 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. as part of a new bi-weekly effort to connect transgender women engaged in commercial sex … Continue reading

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More eligibility equals more expungements at law clinics

On October 1, Maryland’s expungement law changed, allowing more crimes to be cleared from criminal records (and eliminate significant barriers to employment and housing). HPRP and its partners reported excellent attendance at the expungement clinic held earlier this week at … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the NAACP expungement clinic

HPRP is collaborating with the NAACP Satellite Office for expungement intakes and attorney meetings (three are scheduled over the summer).  The office, located in Sandtown-Winchester, opened in response to the events around Freddie Gray’s death. Matt Stegman is a University … Continue reading

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