Category Archives: volunteer

Meet the summer law clerk

HPRP welcomes Munib Lohrsabi, a rising third-year at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, as our volunteer summer law clerk. “I’ll be helping out with housing, Section 8, and public benefits cases, and finding out what a normal … 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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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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Nossaman hosts HPRP, Washington Legal Clinic

The Washington, D.C. office of Nossaman LLP hosted HPRP and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless at its K Street offices earlier this week to address how the legal profession can help to end homelessness in the Washington and … Continue reading

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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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Meet Owen Bement, HPRP volunteer and law student

Owen Bement, a first-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law, volunteers a few hours a week at the HPRP office, where he helps with office work such as organizing volunteers’ files and calling clients. “I definitely believe … Continue reading

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