Baltimore Office Partners with Homeless Persons Representation Project
Many homeless people have records cluttered with criminal charges for minor issues that impede their ability to find work and obtain housing. Sifting through FBI, court and local police records to prepare appropriate expungement petitions can be overwhelming for people who have limited education and financial resources.
In partnership with the Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP), attorneys from Wilson Elser’s Baltimore office have represented 20 people in court proceedings to expunge criminal records for cases that were not prosecuted or that did not result in convictions. HRPR, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services and systemic advocacy on behalf of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, provided the attorneys with training before embarking on these assignments.