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

Posted on December 17th, 2015

Bridgewater, NJ  –  The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NJ AAML) raised $6,505 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey in its fifth annual holiday fundraiser, improving on its efforts in previous years.  A check was presented to Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA, by Bruce E. Chase, President of the NJ AAML and Noel Tonneman, Treasurer of NJ AAML; and Jeralyn L. Lawrence, the organizer of the event and a Member of the largest law firm in Somerset County, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. The event was held on December 2.

“The Chapter is extremely pleased that we were able to raise more money this year and donate to such a worthwhile cause that helps children all year long.  It would not have been possible without the support of our board, members, and friends of the Chapter, who generously donated their time and resources,” said Bruce E. Chase.

The mission of CASA of New Jersey, a non-profit organization, is to support a statewide network of local, community-based CASA programs through which trained volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect. CASA of New Jersey provides support primarily through funding, training, public education, and technical assistance.  Its vision is that any child in New Jersey who has been removed from their family because of abuse or neglect will have access to a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962 by highly-regarded domestic relations attorneys “[t]o provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are currently more than 1600 Fellows in 50 states.

The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support, and other family law issues.

To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence, and integrity.

Noel Tonneman, Treasuer of the Chapter; Bruce E. Chase, President of the chapter; Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA of New Jersey; and Jeralyn L. Lawrence, organizer of the event, member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Board of Managers, and a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.