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Ober|Kaler pro bono initiative wins national recognition

The law firm Ober|Kaler announced today that the firm’s Project HEAL Pro Bono initiative was selected as one of the American Health Lawyers Association 2011 Pro Bono Champions.

Project HEAL is a nationally recognized medical-legal partnership that provides pro bono legal services for children and their families.

In March 2010, Ober|Kaler became the first law firm to partner with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Project HEAL at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Through the project, the firm provides legal assistance to children and their families on a variety of issues, including special education, housing-landlord/tenant, Social Security income, guardianship and estate planning.

Ober|Kaler’s Project HEAL program is coordinated by associate Victoria Sulerzyski, and 10 lawyers in the firm spent a total of almost 400 hours providing health-related legal services to pro bono clients throughout the state of Maryland.