The Homeless Persons Representation Project, a nonprofit law firm working to end homelessness in Maryland, has elected Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. to its board of directors. Matricciani, who recently retired after serving as a judge on the Court of Special Appeals, is senior counsel at Whiteford Taylor Preston. He served on the Circuit Court of Baltimore City from 1995 to 2008. Prior to his judicial appointments, Matricciani was a partner with Whiteford Taylor Preston from 1987 to 1995. Last year, Matricciani helped establish the Docket for Homeless Persons in the District Court of Baltimore City, which assists homeless people arrested or cited for minor offenses simply because they are homeless. He earned his B.A. at Villanova University, his J.D. at the University of Maryland School of Law and an M.L.A. at Johns Hopkins University.