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VLJ Features Daniel Kuperstein, Esq. of Fox Rothschild, LLP in its New "Attorney Spotlight" Series

Kuperstein Focuses his Pro Bono Efforts on Expungement Cases of VLJ's Newark Reentry Legal Services (ReLeSe)

 
 
Daniel Kuperstein
Daniel Kuperstein
PRLog - Apr. 3, 2012 - NEWARK, N.J. -- For the first in its new "Attorney Spotlight" series, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) is featuring Daniel Kuperstein, Esq. of Fox Rothschild, LLP in Roseland, N.J. Since 2009, Kuperstein has been volunteering with VLJ's Newark Reentry Legal Services (ReLeSe), focusing his efforts on expungement cases.

Established in 2001, Newark, N.J.-based VLJ provides comprehensive legal services to economically-disadvantaged adults, children and families in New Jersey. VLJ's ReLeSe program assists ex-offenders with civil legal issues serving as barriers to successful community reintegration. Through direct in-house representation and referrals to volunteer attorneys, ReLeSe aids its clients with driver's license restoration, resolution and expungement of criminal records.

"Daniel has accepted a number of expungement cases for us, often working on them simultaneously," said Gina DeVito, Esq., managing attorney of VLJ's ReLeSe. "Each of these cases presented unique issues and challenges that required additional work and, in at least one case, the re-filing of a petition. We are extremely thankful to Daniel for all of his efforts on behalf of our clients and to Fox Rothschild for its continued support of VLJ and ReLeSe."

"By aiding clients with their expungement cases, the ReLeSe program often brings them one step closer to finding meaningful employment," said Kuperstein. "I am proud to be a part of this effort to help give individuals a second chance."

At Fox Rothschild, Kuperstein concentrates his practice on the representation of management in labor and employment and employee benefits cases, including compliance with ERISA and the NLRA as well as federal and state wage and hour laws. He also has extensive experience advising employers and pension plan stakeholders on withdrawal liability and plan funding issues.

VLJ's Continued Need for Volunteer Attorneys

Since its inception, VLJ has grown tremendously from a grass-roots effort of 30 volunteer attorneys in Essex County to a state-wide, non-profit with more than 1,500 volunteer attorneys now aiding thousands of low-income clients each year. In addition to ReLeSe, VLJ's programs include free legal counsel and advice; educational seminars on various legal matters such as consumer law, bankruptcy, family law, and special education; and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues. In order to continue this essential work, VLJ is in constant need of volunteer attorneys.

VLJ is an approved legal services provider of the New Jersey Supreme Court. This designation allows certain court costs and filing fees to be waived for VLJ's clients, enables VLJ volunteer attorneys to claim an exemption from mandatory pro bono assignments after 25 hours of voluntary service, and provides the opportunity for out-of-state attorneys to volunteer with the program. Recognized for its contributions to the community, VLJ received the "Community Builder Award" from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice in 2008 and was the 2007 recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association's "Annual Pro Bono Award."

Please visit VLJ's web site at www.vljnj.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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About Volunteer Lawyers for Justice: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) provides comprehensive legal services to economically-disadvantaged adults, children, and families in New Jersey to ensure fair and equal treatment within the legal system. Programs include free legal counsel and advice, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues. Established in 2001, VLJ has grown from a grass roots effort of 30 volunteer attorneys in Essex County to a state-wide 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with six staff attorneys and more than 1,500 volunteer attorneys providing free legal services to thousands of clients each year.

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