Category Archives: pro bono

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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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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Expungement opens the way to a job and a home

HPRP pro bono attorney Peter Coleman helped an unemployed man expunge six criminal charges from his record. Now, the 42-year-old client is a much better candidate for finding housing and a job.  

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Expungement paved the way for a brighter future

HPRP pro bono attorney Tehma Hallie Smith helped a client expunge two minor traffic charges from his criminal record. The 27-year-old Baltimore man, who lives with his family and receives food stamps, is now a better candidate for housing and … Continue reading

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Veteran gets 100% disability rating

A homeless Army veteran in Baltimore received a 100 percent disability rating for trauma he endured during his service and is now getting $2,800 a month in VA benefits, thanks to Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney. As a … Continue reading

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Homeless vet’s benefits increased five-fold

A 54-year old man who served in the Navy from 1980 to 1996—and contracted asthma from exposure to burning oil wells during the first Iraq War—had his monthly VA benefits rise from $255 a month to $1,300 a month with … Continue reading

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Expungement gets a homeless man off the streets

A 47-year-old Baltimore man who had been living on the streets for a year and a half is now permanently housed after his HPRP pro bono attorney was successful in having his criminal record expunged. “He had minor charges on … Continue reading

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