For the second year in a row, Genova Burns has garnered the top spot in the “Hobby’s For Justice” competition benefitting Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. As part of the popular fundraiser, Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant invites local businesses to sponsor a sandwich that appears on the restaurant's menu for one week in June. Funds are earmarked for VLJ's comprehensive pro bono legal services to thousands of economically disadvantaged individuals each year in New Jersey. Genova Burns took top honors with its “GBGW Trust-ee Turk-ee.”
“Our firm has received many honors in 2013, including Pro Bono Firm of the Year and being named one of State’s top litigation firms. But clinching the top sandwich for ‘Hobby’s for Justice’ holds special meaning for Genova Burns,” said Angelo J. Genova, firm co-founder. “This competition has become an eagerly anticipated annual tradition for our attorneys and staff as we come together to brainstorm, strategize, and then eat! All for the common goal of supporting the fine work of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.”
VLJ focuses on the areas of greatest need to low-income individuals such as family law, consumer law, bankruptcy and special education. Its programming includes free legal counsel and advice, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues.