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Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce, and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer, divorce mediator, and arbitration.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Jeralyn has worked with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship advice, domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Act, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony.  She has also handled high profile matters including celebrities and professional athletes.  She takes great pride and care in helping her clients make it through these difficult personal matters.  Through collaborative law, Jeralyn assists and guides clients who are committed to resolving their matter without court intervention through the divorce process.  Jeralyn is Treasurer of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), where she is expected to become its President in 2022.  She is a Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA and Senior Editor of New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the Section, and a Past President of the Somerset County Bar Association.  She is also the Treasurer of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Jeralyn has been certified by the Academy as a Family Law Arbitrator.

To complement the breadth of her matrimonial, divorce, and family law practice, Jeralyn involves herself in various professional engagements outside the firm.  She frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at divorce and family law programs and seminars and she has been admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County. She serves on the NJ Supreme Court Matrimonial Certification Committee that oversees the statewide matrimonial attorney certification process, as well as the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey’s Board of Directors. In her spare time, Jeralyn is an attorney volunteer at Safe+Sound Somerset.  She is also a volunteer attorney with the New Jersey State Bar Military Legal Assistance Program, providing pro bono legal assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas or active duty of the armed forces after September 11, 2001.

Jeralyn has been selected by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey to receive their Carol Murphy Award, presented to a woman with a successful career demonstrating leadership, advancing policies in support of women and families, and helping to pave the way for women of the next generation.  She was a recipient of the 2014 New Jersey Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, which honors attorneys whose character, competence, and commitment to the highest professional standards mark them as outstanding members of the bar. She has been honored by NJBiz as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business and was selected as a Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the preeminent award for alumni, by the Kean University Alumni Association. Jeralyn was honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County by the Somerset County Commission On the Status Of Women. She received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award and she’s received three Annual Legislative Recognition awards from the NJSBA. Jeralyn has also received an award from the NJSBA for her amicus curiae work on behalf of the bar. She was also a New Jersey Law Journal 2015 Attorney of the Year finalist. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Central New Jersey Inns of Court.

Jeralyn has been selected as one of the New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Family Law section for several years. She was named to Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Top 50 Female New Jersey Super Lawyers and The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named her one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the State of New Jersey. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, and Family Law Mediation sections and was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the 2016 Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge New Jersey, Metro Area.  New Jersey Family has also named her as one of “New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families”.  In addition, Jeralyn was selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top 10 matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40 and was recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 accomplished and promising attorneys in the State of New Jersey under the age of 40.

Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate “Everybody Lies” NJICLE Round Table

Twenty-five Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

Jeralyn Lawrence Sworn in as NJSBA Treasurer

Jeralyn Lawrence Honored by Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak on Child Custody at NJSBA 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention

Jeralyn Lawrence Recognized Again as One of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak on Relocation after Bisbing v. Bisbing

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twenty-Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2018

Jeralyn Lawrence to Appear on Internet TV Show Biz Files

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak on Law Office Marketing: Online and Offline

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at 2018 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn Lawrence Discusses Child Support and Relocation Issues

Jeralyn Lawrence & Rita Aquilio to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

Five Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2018 “Lawyers of the Year”

Twenty-six Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Second Saturday of New Jersey Divorce Workshop

Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as Treasurer of NJ Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence Joins Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Management Committee

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at NJICLE Inspiring Program “Daring to Drive”

Jeralyn Lawrence Joins Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Jeralyn Lawrence Sworn In as NJSBA Secretary

Jeralyn Lawrence Introduces Christie Rampone at WPCNJ Annual Conference

Jeralyn Lawrence Speaks at the NJSBA Diversity Committee Luncheon

Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate Domestic Violence Seminar at NJSBA 2017 Annual Meeting

Jeralyn Lawrence Selected for Panel Celebrating Women in the Law

Jeralyn Lawrence Meets With Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to Discuss Women in the Legal Profession

Jeralyn Lawrence Recognized as One of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families

Jeralyn Lawrence speaks on Domestic Violence at Rutgers University Senior Seminar

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2017

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Speak on Evidence for Family Lawyers

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Appointed Chair of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Matrimonial & Family Law Practice

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at 2017 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Middlesex County Bar Association Joint Meeting with Union & Somerset County Bar Associations

Jeralyn Lawrence Receives NJSBA Award

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Close to $5,000 for CASA

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Fall CLEfest

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Second Saturday of New Jersey Divorce Workshop

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Seminar During NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting in Amsterdam

Twenty-nine Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Launches Matrimonial & Family Law Blog

Jeralyn Lawrence Appointed Co-Chair of New Jersey State Bar Association Legislative Committee

Jeralyn Lawrence Elected Chair of Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey Political Action Committee

Jeralyn Lawrence Elected Secretary of NJ Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Two Seminars During NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at NJSBA Town Hall Advocacy Program

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $6,000 for CASA

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Installed as President of the Somerset County Bar Association

Six Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2016 “Lawyers of the Year”

Thirty-One Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence To Speak at ADR Day XVIII

Jeralyn Lawrence To Be Featured Guest on Radio Call-In Show

New Jersey Law Journal Awards William A. Dreier Lifetime Achievement Award and Names Jeralyn L. Lawrence Attorney of the Year Finalist

Twenty-Two Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate 2015 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn Lawrence Recognized by State Bar With Her Third Distinguished Legislative Service Award

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $5,000 for CASA

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Named 2014 Professional Lawyer of the Year

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Speak At Various Seminars on Family Law and Alimony Reform in November

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Speaks Among 20 of the World’s Women Leaders

Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate and Speak at Seminar During NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting in Paris

Jeralyn Lawrence and Nichole Cipriani to Speak at “Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do” Seminar

Jeralyn Lawrence Receives “10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award

Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate Seminar on New Jersey’s New Alimony Bill

Governor Chris Christie Signs Alimony Reform Bill into Law

Thirty-Two Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Applauds the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s Decision to Adopt Alimony Reform

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Elected President-Elect of the Somerset County Bar Association

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Elected to Serve on Local Women’s Political Caucus Board

Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as Chair of Family Law Section of State Bar Association

Jeralyn Lawrence Speaks at New Jersey Association for Justice 2014 Boardwalk Seminar

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence Receives TOP 10 Attorney Award

Twenty-Eight Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014

Jeralyn Lawrence Quoted in New York Post on Minor’s Lawsuit for Financial Support

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $6,000 for CASA

Jeralyn Lawrence Recognized by State Bar with Distinguished Legislative Service Award

Jeralyn Lawrence a Speaker at Central CLEfest

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at AFCC Conference

Jeralyn Lawrence Certified as a Family Law Arbitrator

Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as Chair-Elect of State Bar Family Law Section

Jeralyn Lawrence Named President-Elect of Somerset County Bar Association

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $5,000 for Toys for Tots

Jeralyn Lawrence Moderates “Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage in 2013”

Jeralyn Lawrence Moderates Family Law and Work Life Balance Courses at Mid-Year Meeting

Senate Advances Bill Altering Evaluation of Prenuptial Pacts

Jeralyn Lawrence Sworn in as First Vice Chair of the State Bar’s Family Law Section

Jeralyn Lawrence Moderates Session at NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

Twenty-Seven Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence Trains Lawyers on the Collaborative Divorce Process

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Over $4,000 for Toys for Tots

Jeralyn Lawrence Trains Lawyers on the Collaborative Divorce Process

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

Jeralyn Lawrence Elected Second Vice President of Somerset County Bar Association

Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as Second Vice President of State Bar Association’s Family Law Section

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys to Speak at NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

Jeralyn Lawrence Elected to Board of Managers of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Thirty Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence Honored by NJBIZ as One of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business

Jeralyn Lawrence Moderates Bahamas Bowl at State Bar Family Law Section Annual Retreat

Jeralyn Lawrence Trains Lawyers on the Collaborative Divorce Process

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Speak at 2011 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting

Karg and Lawrence Serve as Officers to Somerset County Bar Association

Jeralyn Lawrence Participates on Panel Discussing Collaborative Divorce

Jeralyn Lawrence Sworn in as Secretary of Family Law Section of NJSBA

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys to Speak at NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

Twenty-Five Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence Speaks at New Jersey State Bar Foundation Family Law Conference

Jeralyn Lawrence Participates in State Bar Family Law Section Annual Retreat

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at 2010 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Granted Fellowship Into The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence to Participate in NJAJ Matrimonial Evidence Jeopardy Game

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Members To Participate in NJSBA’s Mid-Year Meeting

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys to Co-Chair Mock Trial Committee of Somerset County Bar Association

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Reappointed To Executive Committee of NJSBA Family Law Section

Twenty-Two Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Named Among New Jersey Super Lawyers

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Crosses Border for State Bar Family Law Section Annual Retreat

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Receives Kean University 2009 Distinguished Alumna Award

Jeralyn L. Lawrence To Speak at NJSBA’s Mid-Year Meeting

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Appointed Trustee to Somerset County Bar Association

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Appointed To The Somerset County Domestic Violence Working Group

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq. Named Among Top 50 New Jersey Female Super Lawyers

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Honored As "Outstanding Woman" in Law

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Member to Speak at 2008 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Speak At NJSBA Annual Mid-Year Meeting

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq. Will Co-Chair Mock Trial Committee

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Receive NJSBA Professional Achievement Award

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Receive NJSBA Legislative Recognition Award

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Speak About New Child Support Guidelines

Articles

A MODERN FAMILY

THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD MUST REMAIN THE GOAL OF CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME DETERMINATIONS

THE AFTERMATH OF N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67 AND CHILD SUPPORT TERMINATION IN NEW JERSEY

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR DIVORCE ATTORNEY

STANDARD PROVISIONS OF A MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

THE AWFUL-LY CONFUSING NEW CHILD SUPPORT STATUTE

ADVICE TO THE PROSPECTIVE DIVORCE CLIENT

GRANDPARENT VISITATION

10 THINGS DIVORCING PARENTS SHOULD NEVER SAY TO THEIR CHILDREN

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

RELOCATION

COLLEGE CONTRIBUTION

THE POLICY CONSIDERATIONS BEHIND THE REVISED ALIMONY STATUTE

17 WAYS THE NEW ALIMONY STATUTE IMPACTS YOU

NJ ALIMONY REFORM 1-HOUR SPECIAL

DISCOVERY OF THIRD PARTIES IN DIVORCE CASES: COLLEGE EXPENSES, USE OF THIRD PARTY INCOME AND THIRD PARTY SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO: ALIMONY, CHILD SUPPORT, CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME

TEN THINGS DIVORCING PARENTS SHOULD NEVER SAY TO THEIR CHILDREN

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIVORCE LITIGATION AND DIVORCE COLLABORATION

IMPUTATION OF INCOME

GRANDPARENT VISITATION

PARENT COORDINATOR

IS A TEN YEAR MARRIAGE STILL CONSIDERED LONG-TERM: AN OVERVIEW OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALIMONY AND THE JUDICIAL PROGRESSION SUBSEQUENT TO HUGHES

WHAT IMPACT DOES A CHILD'S INCOME HAVE ON CHILD SUPPORT

THE IMPUTATION OF INCOME AND ITS IMPACT UPON THE DEPENDENT SPOUSE – A HISTORICAL ANALYSIS FROM KHALAF TO THE PRESENT

STANDARD PROVISIONS OF A MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

TRENDS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE NEW JERSEY JUDICIARY IS EXPANDING ITS VIEW ON WHO IS A "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" AS DEFINED BY THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT

TWENTY CASES MATRIMONIAL ATTORNEYS MUST KNOW WHEN HANDLING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MATTER

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DIVORCE LITIGATION AND DIVORCE COLLABORATION

HOW TO MAKE THE FAMILY BAR MORE FAMILY ORIENTED

IS A TEN YEAR MARRIAGE STILL CONSIDERED LONG-TERM: AN OVERVIEW OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALIMONY AND THE JUDICIAL PROGRESSION SUBSEQUENT TO HUGHES

COLLABORATIVE LAW

TEN THINGS CLIENTS SHOULD NEVER SAY TO THEIR CHILDREN

RELOCATION

ALIMONY

NEW JERSEY CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

FORUM EMPOWERS WOMEN ATTORNEYS ON THE RISE

FINDING BALANCE: THE WOMEN'S FORUM AT NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

USING THE REAL ESTATE EXPERT AND YOUR CLIENT'S TESTIMONY TO DISPUTE PASSIVE INCREASES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

COLLEGE CONTRIBUTION

DISPUTING PASSIVE INCREASES IN VALUE

CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME

THE UNCONTESTED DIVORCE HEARING

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CONSIDERING A DIVORCE

10 THINGS CLIENTS SHOULD NOT SAY TO THEIR CHILDREN

REASONS WHY TO HIRE A DIVORCE ATTORNEY

THE GRANDPARENTS' RULING GAINS FAVOR

HOT TOPICS SEMINAR

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Blog - Matrimonial & Family Law Blog

Exceptional Circumstances for Alimony Purposes

Complications Due to Long-Term Separation

Spying via i-Devices May Be Stalking

Living with Your Best Friend’s Brother Is Not Cohabitation

Statements from Your Children to the Court – Proceed at Your Own Peril

The Law on Removing a Child from New Jersey

What to Look for in Your Divorce Attorney

Standard Provisions of a Marital Settlement Agreement

A Modern Family

Does Placing a GPS Device in Your Spouse’s Car Constitute Domestic Violence?

Lack of Candor Can Cost You Counsel Fees

Retirement Assets Can be Invaded to Pay Support Arrears

Child Support May Continue Through Graduate School

Retroactive Increases in Child Support

Court Orders Frivolous Litigation to Stop

Blended Families

Immigration Status: A Relevant Consideration in Determining the Best Interests of a Child

Criminal Charges: Interference with Custody

Sanctions for Violating Parenting Time Orders

Burkert Limits Definition of Harassment

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How Does the Act Relate to Divorce and Prior Agreements?

Irreconcilable Differences is a Basis for Dissolution of Civil Unions in New Jersey

The Aftermath of N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67 and Child Support Termination in New Jersey

A Look into the Legislative Impact on Family Law

To Marry an Immigrant? Possible Financial Consequences: The Power of the Prenuptial Agreement and Ramifications of the Affidavit of Support

New Jersey Alimony Law: Basic to Advanced Principles

The Awful-ly Confusing New Child Support Statute

Hot Tips on Alimony Reform and Cohabitation

Judge L.R. Jones’ “Greatest Hits” and Other Hot Tips

As You Face the Issue of Spousal Support..

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

New Law to Take Effect to Terminate Child Support

Does Your Spouse Have Any Claim to Your Lottery Winnings?

10 Things the Client Should Never Say to Their Children

Grandparent Visitation

Issues That May Arise If You Remarry

Imputation of Income

The Policy Considerations behind the Revised Alimony Statute

17 Ways the New Alimony Statute Impacts You

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Alimony

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Custody and Parenting Time

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Child Support and College Contribution

Discovery of Third Parties in Divorce Cases

The Differences Between Divorce Litigation and Divorce Collaboration

Dispelling Divorce Law Myths

Advice To The Prospective Divorce Client

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Publications

  • “Everybody Lies – Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 27, 2018
  • “Would Equal Physical Custody Elevate a Parent’s Desires Over the Child’s Best Interests?,” NJSBA Family Law Section, 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 17, 2018
  • “Relocation after Bisbing v. Bisbing,” NJICLE and AAML-NJ, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, April 28, 2018
  • “Law Office Marketing: Online and Offline,” New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation Inc.’s Winter Seminar 2018, The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ, March 1, 2018
  • 2018 Family Law Symposium, NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, January 27, 2018
  • “Demystifying the Trial: Preparing for and proceeding to trial in matrimonial and domestic violence matters,” Hot Tips in Family Law, NJSBA Family Law Section in association with the NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 10, 2017
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediator’s 24th Annual Conference Celebrating Alternate Dispute Resolution Day, in cooperation the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section, the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups, and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR, Somerset, NJ, November 4, 2017
  • Legalpalooza, Morris County Public Safety Training Center, Parsippany, NJ, November 2, 2017
  • 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, NJSBA, The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain, October 21 – October 28, 2017
  • Family Law Certification Exam Prep Course, NJICLE in cooperation with AAML-NJ, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, October 9, 2017
  • Second Saturday, The Women’s Institute for Financial Education, Florham Park, NJ, August 17, 2017
  • “Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court,” NJSBA Diversity Committee’s Diverse Voices-Distinguished Speaker Series, 2017 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 18, 2017
  • Domestic Violence Seminar, NJSBA Family Law Section, 2017 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 18, 2017
  • “Come Have a Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women in the Law,” HCBA, Beaver Brook Country Club, Annandale, NJ, May 2, 2017
  • Women and the Law, Rutgers University political science senior seminar cross-listed with a criminal justice class, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, March 29, 2017
  • “Evidence for Family Lawyers: An easy-to-follow set of strategies that get results,” NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section and the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee, Hyatt Morristown, NJ, March 11, 2017
  • 2017 Family Law Symposium, NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, January 28, 2017
  • “A Review of the 2016 Family Law Opinions,” Middlesex County Bar Association Family Law Section’s General Membership Dinner Meeting, Edison, NJ, January 18, 2017
  • “Electronic and Social Media in Family Litigation: What’s Useful?  What’s Beyond the Pale?” NJICLE, Iselin, NJ, November 21, 2016
  • Second Saturday, The Women’s Institute for Financial Education, Florham Park, NJ, November 17, 2016
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law – The Top 40: New Spins on the Oldies but Goodies,” NJSBA’s Family Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2016
  • “Going Dutch,” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 26, 2016
  • “Family Law Bench/Bar Conference,” NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, May 20, 2016
  • “New Alimony Statute 101,” NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, May 18, 2016
  • “Litigationg Grandparents Visitation Cases and Third Party Custody and Visitation Claims in the Family Part,” NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 7, 2016
  • “Understanding the Legislative Process,” NJSBA Town Hall Advocacy Program, Trenton, NJ, March 7, 2016
  • “Cutting Edge Issues from the Perspective of Custody Evaluators,” NJSBA/NJICLE Family Law Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, January 30, 2016
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law 2015: The Road to Resolution – Trial, Arbitration, Mediation or Collaborative Law?” NJICLE & NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2015
  • “Domestic Violence,” Moderator, NJSBA Mid-year Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 5, 2015
  • “Hot Tips for Handling Domestic Violence,” SCBA Marathon CLE Day, Bridgewater, NJ, October 12, 2015
  • “ADR Day XVIII,”  NJICLE, New Brunswick, NJ, June 6, 2015
  • “Recent Statutory Changes in Matrimonial Law,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, April 8, 2015
  • “2015 Family Law Symposium,” NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, January 24, 2015
  • “Evidence for Family Lawyers,” Central CLEFest, NJICLE, East Brunswick, NJ, November 24, 2014
  • “Alimony Reform,” Legalpalooza, Morris County Bar Association, Morristown, NJ, November 22, 2014
  • “Alimony Law in New Jersey,” Keep C.A.L.M. and Mediate, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Somerset NJ, November 15, 2014
  • “Family Law: Advanced Issues,” National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, November 14, 2014
  • “Alimony Update: The New Law,” Meadowlands Seminar 2014, East Rutherford, NJ, November 13, 2014
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law-Rules are Made to be Broken: Exceptions, Dissents, & Loopholes,” NJICLE & NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2014
  • “Legislative Issues Affecting the Family Law Practice,” Family Law Section Dinner Meeting, MCBA, Edison, NJ, November 10, 2014
  • “Hop Tips in Family Law – Trouble in the City of Love,” NJSBA Mid-year Meeting, Paris, France, November 3, 2014
  • “Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” Sterling Education Services, Inc., Parsippany, NJ, October 22, 2014
  • “New Jersey’s New Alimony Bill,” NJSBA, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 18, 2014
  • “2014 Family Law Section Bench/ Bar Conference, ” NJSBA Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 16, 2014
  • “Child Support: The New Guidelines – What’s Changed; Advocacy for Deviating from the Guidelines; Children in College,” NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc. Boardwalk Seminar 2014, Atlantic City, NJ, May 1, 2014
  • “Third Parties in Family Law Matters,” NJICLE, Westin, Mount Laurel, NJ, March 8, 2014
  • “Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” SES, Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ, February 25, 2014
  • “2014 Family Law Symposium,” NJICLE, Hilton, East Brunswick, NJ, January 25, 2014
  • “Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, January 18, 2014(Day 2)
  • “The Child Support Guidelines: How to Advocate to Deviate,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, December 14, 2013
  • “Child Custody in the 21st Century,” NJICLE’s Central CLEfest, Iselin, NJ, November 25, 2013
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law 2013/2014, Rules Are Made to be Broken: Exceptions, Dissents, and Loopholes,” NJICLE, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2013
  • “Child Custody in the 21st Century,” NJICLE’s South CLEfest, Atlantic City, NJ, August 16, 2013
  • “Family Law for Paralegals & New Attorneys: A 2013 Update,” NJSBA Paralegal Committee, New Brunswick, NJ, August 1, 2013
  • Bench Bar Seminar,” NJSBA Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 17, 2013
  • Sheridan and the Innocent Spouse,” NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc. Boardwalk Seminar 2013, Atlantic City, NJ, April 18, 2013
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage in 2013,” NJICLE, November 12, 2012
  • “Work-Life Balance: Is it in the Cards?” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13, 2012
  • “Change in Circumstances – Modification of Support When Lady Luck Deals Your Client a Bad Hand,” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12, 2012
  • “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, March 16, 2012 (Day 1)
  • “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, March 17, 2012 (Day 2)
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law 2013/2014: Rules are Made to be Broken,” NJICLE, November 11, 2013
  • “Understanding the Neurobiology and Symptoms of Chemical and Other Addictions: Implications for Children, Families, & Custody,” AFCC, October 12, 2013
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage in 2013,” NJICLE, November 12, 2012
  • “Work-Life Balance: Is it in the Cards?” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13, 2012
  • “Change in Circumstances – Modification of Support When Lady Luck Deals Your Client a Bad Hand,” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12, 2012
  • “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 16, 2012 (Day 1)
  • “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 17, 2012 (Day 2)
  • Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 9, 2011 (Day 1)
  • Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 16, 2011 (Day 2)
  • Imputation Issues,” NJICLE & NJSBA Family Law Section, January 29, 2011
  • “Collaborative Divorce: An Essential Primer for All Family Law Practitioners,” NJICLE, Edison, New Jersey, June 17, 2010
  • “NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention,” May 19-21, 2010
  • “2010 Family Law Symposium,” January 29, 2010, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick
  • “Rights and Responsibilities of Adults in Nontraditional Families,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Mid-Year Meeting, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 5-9, 2008
  • “What Everyone Should Know About Divorce, Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 23, 2008
  • “Settlement – Civil Restraining Orders,” Hot Tips in Family Law 2008: Back to Basics, New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20,2008
  • “2008 Family Law Symposium,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, Iselin, New Jersey, January 25-26, 2008
  • “Are Best Practices Forcing Litigation to Go ‘Sideways’: ‘To Whine or Not to Wine’ Recent Court Rule Amendments for Civil and Family Cases,” Family Law Section Meeting, Annual Mid-Year Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, Santa Barbara, California, November 8, 2007
  • “Family Court Rules: Overview and 2008 Update,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2007
  • Imputation Issues,” NJICLE & NJSBA Family Law Section, January 29, 2011
  • Collaborative Divorce: An Essential Primer for All Family Law Practitioners, NJICLE, Edison, New Jersey, June 17, 2010
  • Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys to Speak at the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, May 19-21, 2010
  • Jeralyn speaks at 2010 Family Law Symposium, January 29, 2010, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick
  • “Rights and Responsibilities of Adults in Nontraditional Families,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Mid-Year Meeting, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 5-9, 2008
  • “What Everyone Should Know About Divorce, Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 23, 2008
  • “Settlement – Civil Restraining Orders,” Hot Tips in Family Law 2008: Back to Basics, New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20,2008
  • 2008 Family Law Symposium, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, Iselin, New Jersey, January 25-26, 2008
  • “Are Best Practices Forcing Litigation to Go ‘Sideways’: ‘To Whine or Not to Wine’ Recent Court Rule Amendments for Civil and Family Cases,” Family Law Section Meeting, Annual Mid-Year Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, Santa Barbara, California, November 8, 2007
  • “Family Court Rules: Overview and 2008 Update,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2007
  • “Divorce Law, Child Custody and Grandparents Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, October 16, 2007
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law 2007: Factors, Grounds & Tests,” Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, September 29, 2007
  • “Custody Conversations – Fun with Dick and Jane Skits and Panel Discussions,” New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, May 16, 2007
  • “The ABC’s of an Effective CDR Presentation – From the Presenter’s Perspective,” Boardwalk Seminar 2007, Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Educational Foundation, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 26-27, 2007
  • “What Everyone Should Know About Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, January 10, 2007
  • “Hot Tips on International Family Law Issues,” Mid-Year Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Rome, Italy, November 10, 2006
  • “Key Family Court Rules,” 2006 Family Law Summer Institute, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, July 26-27, 2006
  • Ten Things the Client Should Never Say to Their Children,” ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation’s Boardwalk Seminar 2006, April 28,2006
  • Hot Topics Seminar,” November 3, 2001

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