Aaron L. Moore was honored with the “Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award” for 2012 by the Homeless Persons Representation Project for his pro-bono work with the Veteran’s Benefit Project. The firm’s pro-bono Veteran’s Benefit Project work is led by partner Craig B. Merkle, with significant contributions by attorneys Renee N. Sewchand, Aaron L. Moore, Deborah C. Parraz, Shannon Madden Marshall, Sidney G. Leech, Erica W. Magliocca, Derek M. Strikeleather, and Meghan Hatfield Yanacek. The award was presented to Mr. Moore on April 30, 2012 at the annual volunteer appreciation reception held at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP), a non-profit organization, provides legal services and systemic advocacy on behalf of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. HPRP is the only free legal services provider in Maryland to represent veterans in claims for veteran’s benefits. The Veteran’s Benefit Project seeks to meet the legal needs of homeless veterans in Baltimore City by training volunteer attorneys in veterans benefits matters, including disability compensation and pension benefits. Veterans’ benefits are substantial enough to pay for housing, but Maryland has the highest number of homeless veterans of any surrounding state or D.C.