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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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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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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 Maryland law allows Baltimore man to expunge his record

By waiting until after Oct. 1, a Baltimore man was successful in clearing his criminal record of three charges with the help of Kellie Lego, his HPRP pro bono lawyer.  “There were three eligible Maryland charges, so we filed for … 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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“Desperately poor” client gets help from her HPRP team (and a $6,000 tax refund!)

A “desperately poor” Takoma Park mother had her significant tax and public benefit problems solved after a team of HPRP volunteers pitched in to help. The icing on the cake? With the help of a volunteer accountant, the client refiled … Continue reading

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