May 18, 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 Professional Achievement Award of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Young Lawyers Division. Lawrence was presented with this award at the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting on May 16, 2007 during the Official Opening of Exhibit Hall. This award acknowledges young lawyers who have received professional recognition through publications, excellence in a particular area of law, a significant verdict or law-changing appellate decision, or other such professional achievement.
“Each year the Young Lawyers Division recognizes young lawyers throughout the State who exemplify the attributes of outstanding young attorneys. Jeralyn Lawrence demonstrates these attributes because she is well-rounded in her dedication to her practice and to the bar. Ms. Lawrence is a role model for all young lawyers,” said Kimberly Yonta Aronow, Awards Committee Chairperson for the NJSBA Young Lawyers Division.
A resident of Watchung, 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.
Lawrence was selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top 10 matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40. In February, she was presented with the NJSBA Annual Legislative Recognition Award. 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 and was named among New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2007 and New Jersey Super Lawyers-Rising Stars for 2006.
Lawrence received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, summa cum laude.