Category Archives: pro bono

Yeluri honored by her law school as a “Champion of Justice”

Swapna Yeluri, HPRP’s director of pro bono programs, was one of three “outstanding legal luminaries” honored by the Roger Williams University School of Law as a Champion of Justice. Swapna, a 2007 RWU Law graduate, was recognized for her “impact … Continue reading

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Paving the way for veterans’ discharge upgrades

HPRP volunteer attorney Jim Richardson (center), our go-to expert on veteran discharge upgrades, stopped by the office yesterday to help review discharge upgrade cases before we assign them to pro bono attorneys. Jim is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. … Continue reading

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With the help of his pro bono attorney, a veteran gets a tenfold increase in benefits

With HPRP’s help, a veteran who suffered a knee injury while serving in the U.S. Army in the 1980s saw his monthly disability payments increase more than ten times, along with a six-figure retroactive award! “In June 2008, he had … Continue reading

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HPRP honors our volunteers

HPRP honored its top six volunteers at a reception earlier this week at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Two outstanding attorneys, an outstanding law firm and an outstanding company, and two outstanding volunteer law students were presented original … 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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HPRP welcomes Swapna Yeluri

Swapna Yeluri joined HPRP last month as Director of Pro Bono Programs. Prior to joining HPRP, Swapna developed and ran a pro bono veterans’ project at Maryland Legal Aid. Swapna is also the current treasurer of the Veterans’ Affairs and … Continue reading

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With help from his pro bono lawyer, a client secures a $50,000 inheritance

A 90-year-old Silver Spring man recently recovered nearly $50,000 with the help of Michael J. Goecke, his HPRP pro bono attorney.  The man had come to the Shepherd’s Table civil legal clinic, which is regularly staffed by lawyers from Lerch … Continue reading

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