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Fasanelli receives Cardin Award from MLSC

HPRP executive director Antonia Fasanelli (left, with Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera) was awarded the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award by the Maryland Legal Services Corp. earlier this week. The Cardin Award is given annually to … Continue reading

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Fasanelli to be honored by MLSC

Executive Director Antonia Fasanelli will receive the 2016 Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award at the Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s annual awards reception on Dec. 5. “[A]ny one who interacts with Ms. Fasanelli is extremely impressed with her passion, talent, … Continue reading

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Fasanelli joins new ABA commission to help veterans

At last week’s ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, ABA President Linda Klein announced the Veterans Legal Services Initiative, a new commission to mobilize lawyers and help build a comprehensive online resource to direct veterans to legal resources and legal … Continue reading

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MD Access to Justice Commission to raise profile of civil legal aid

Earlier this week, the Maryland Access to Justice Commission brought together 60 people from Maryland’s civil legal services programs to discuss raising awareness of civil legal aid around the state. The meeting was hosted by the University of Baltimore School … 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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Baltimore Co. signs agreement with HUD to end decades of housing discrimination

Earlier this week, Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., the NAACP of Baltimore Co., three residents of Baltimore Co. and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced an agreement with Baltimore Co. to begin unwinding decades of housing discrimination against African … 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 Access to Justice Commission will focus on expanding civil legal aid

Maryland’s new Access to Justice Commission held a kick-off event earlier this week, with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh as the main speakers. The commission, made up of leaders from the private bar, the judiciary, … Continue reading

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Victory for our Neighbors who are Homeless this Winter!

As a result of HPRP’s tireless advocacy on behalf of Baltimore’s homeless people, Baltimore City overflow shelters will open at 32 degrees – not at the 0-degree threshold the City had proposed (as reported in the Baltimore Brew and the … Continue reading

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Homeless advocates alarmed at Baltimore’s proposal for winter shelters

Baltimore homeless advocates are alarmed that a proposed winter shelter plan for homeless people will only trigger additional beds at 0 degrees F. “It’s a frightening thing for our clients who have no place to stay but outside,”  HPRP executive … Continue reading

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