Category Archives: pro bono

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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Nossaman LLP joins the HPRP annual campaign

HPRP executive director Antonia Fasanelli  and HPRP board president Irving Walker were the speakers at a breakfast meeting yesterday at the Washington, D.C. offices of Nossaman LLP. The topic: “Using the Legal Profession to End Homelessness in Maryland.” Administrative Partner … Continue reading

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Expungement paves the way to a new career

A 57-year-old homeless man living in transitional housing in Greenbelt now can pursue his dream of becoming a commercial truck driver, thanks to the help of his HPRP pro bono attorney, Bruce Edwards. Most of his minor criminal charges have … Continue reading

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Homeless veteran gets 100% VA rating

A 53-year-old homeless veteran in Baltimore received nearly $95,000 in back benefits from the Veterans Administration for his service-related disabilities, thanks to the efforts of Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney. His back was severely injured in an Army training … Continue reading

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With the help of a pro bono attorney, a client looks forward to a new life

A 23-year-old Ellicott City man can now apply to join the army after his HPRP pro bono attorney was successful having the young man’s criminal record expunged. “When he was in his teens, he got probation before judgment for some … Continue reading

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