The Homeless Persons Representation Project honored its top six volunteers — people and companies — at a reception Tuesday night, April 26 at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore.
The Outstanding Student Volunteer Award went to UB law student Aneesa Khan (above left, with Michael Stone, J.D. ’13), as well as to Elizabeth Leman of American University’s Washington College of Law.
Also honored were Sara Gross of the Baltimore City Law Department and Kellie Lego of the MVP Law Group, who received the Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award. Hogan Lovells US LLP and Lockheed Martin received the Outstanding Law Firm or Company Award for their support of HPRP’s Rural Veterans Legal Assistance Project, which is spearheaded by Stone.
The winners were presented with artwork created by residents of the Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore homeless shelter and an HPRP intake site.
More than 420 volunteer lawyers, paralegals, law students and others participated in HPRP’s pro bono program in fiscal 2015, donating over 703 hours of service to the organization and its clients, including 647 volunteer attorney hours valued at nearly $200,000, according to Joe Surkiewicz, director of communications for the Homeless Persons Representation Project.