Philadelphia – November 1, 2013 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announced today that the firm has been awarded the Homeless Advocacy Project’s Inaugural Law Firm Recognition Award through the efforts of attorneys Brian S. North, Douglas P. Coopersmith and Elizabeth S. Klaproth.

Buchanan was recognized for the work they have done on project SOAR (SSI Outreach Access and Recovery Program), a mission designed to help homeless individual s receive social security benefits on an expedited basis.

In addition to the firm’s award, Klaproth was awarded the Legal Services Recognition Award and North received the Adopt Coordinators Award during HAP’s 2013 Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 29.

About the Homeless Advocacy Project
The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a legal staff of 13 and a corps of 400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.

About the Firm
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC ( has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. ###