February 21, 2007
SOMERVILLE, NJ – The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a member of the firm, has been selected to receive the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Annual Legislative Recognition Award. Lawrence will be presented with this award at the NJSBA’s Board of Trustees meeting on February 23, 2007. This award is given to attorneys who have shown extraordinary efforts and given unselfish service and countless hours on legislation to the NJSBA.
“We are proud of Jeralyn’s efforts to incorporate ‘irreconcilable differences’ as grounds for divorce under New Jersey law. The firm is happy that she was able to help with this legislative change, which will make a significant difference in the lives of people who are going through this type of ordeal,” says Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Managing Partner John J. Eagan.
Lawrence devotes her practice to the litigation and mediation of matrimonial and family law matters, including custody, parenting time, divorce and adoption.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and a Family/Divorce Mediator, Jeralyn has worked with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, 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.
Lawrence has been qualified for certification as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, and is a Family/Divorce Mediator. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Chair of the New Jersey Matrimonial Young Lawyers Committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She is also a member of the Somerset County (Chair, Family Law Committee) and Essex County Bar Associations, the New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics, District XIII Attorney Ethics Committee, and an attorney volunteer at the Somerset County Resource Center for Women and Their Families. Jeralyn was selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top 10 matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40. She has also been 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.
Lawrence received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, summa cum laude.