Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), a New Jersey-based organization, recently highlighted Tanenbaum Keale LLP paralegal Daniel Salerno for his work providing legal representation to individuals and families experiencing poverty. He currently volunteers in VLJ’s Tenancy Program, which assists with eviction issues.

VLJ operates under a mission to provide access to justice, taking cases and changing the lives of thousands of New Jersey residents every year while harnessing the pro bono power of hundreds of volunteer attorneys and non-attorneys. The organization’s success is attributed to the inspiration drawn from clients’ resilience and hope as they confront challenges from landlords, abusers, traffickers, creditors, and others in their pursuit of justice.

“The legal system is complex and can be intimidating to those who are unfamiliar with its process,” Salerno told VLJ in part. “When individuals are facing challenging legal issues, it is vital to have someone by their side at each step who is knowledgeable and can provide the necessary support and guidance to protect their rights.

“I volunteer with VLJ because it is a great way to give back to the community,” he continued. “Many who seek out VLJ’s help are struggling or are facing incredibly stressful situations. I am proud to volunteer with other individuals who share common goals of ensuring access to justice and who work hard to have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

Salerno supports Tanenbaum Keale’s litigators in his role as a paralegal while working toward a Juris Doctor at Rutgers Law School.