July 10, 2013
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Jeralyn Lawrence Named President-Elect of Somerset County Bar Association
Bridgewater, NJ (July 10, 2013) – Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was elected to serve as President-Elect of the Somerset County Bar Association (“SCBA”). She previously served as First Vice President of the SCBA.
The Somerset County Bar Association was founded over one hundred years ago. The Association has always been dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and legal referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction. The Association promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time both within the legal community and the community at large.
Lawrence is Chair-Elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section and Senior Editor of New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the Section. She serves on the Board of Managers of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the preeminent family law association in America. Lawrence was appointed to the Somerset County Domestic Violence Working Group, as a representative of the Somerset County Family Law Section. She is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and the NMM Women’s Forum Steering Committee. Lawrence serves on the Matrimonial Certification Committee that oversees the statewide matrimonial attorney certification process, and is a member of District XIII Attorney Ethics Committee.
Lawrence was honored as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business in 2011 for her dedication and contributions to New Jersey business and community. She was also selected as the 2009 Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the highest award for alumni, by the Kean University Alumni Association. She was also honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County for 2008 by the Somerset County Commission On the Status of Women. She was selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top Ten matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40, and 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. For several years, she has been listed among New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, which rates her among the top 5 percent of New Jersey lawyers. She was also selected as one of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and one of the Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers. In 2007, Lawrence received the Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award and the Annual Legislative Recognition Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association.
To complement her practice, Lawrence involves herself in professional engagements outside the firm. She frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at divorce and family law programs and seminars. She has also 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 as an attorney volunteer at the Resource Center for Women and Their Families in Somerset County. In recognition of her valuable contributions, Lawrence has received Certificates of Appreciation from 1998 to 2012 from the Somerset County Superior Court.