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

Posted on November 30th, 2016

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NJ AAML) raised $4,857 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey in its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, improving on its efforts in previous years.  A check was presented to Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA, by Amy C. Goldstein, President of NJ AAML, Richard F. Iglar, Treasurer of NJ AAML, and Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Secretary of NJ AAML.  The event was held on November 28 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

“Every holiday season the New Jersey Chapter of the AAML raises funds from its Board, its Officers and its Members for CASA for Children.  The funds are used by CASA to help pay for Court-appointed advocates for children who are placed outside of their homes due to abuse or neglect.  Because Academy members all work in the Court system, often with children who suffer from abuse or neglect, CASA is a very important organization to us and we are proud to contribute to their hard work on behalf of children,” said Amy C. Goldstein.

CASA of New Jersey, a non-profit organization, supports 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 AAML 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.”

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 AAML 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 and skill.  Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence, and integrity.


Jeralyn Lawrence, Secretary of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’; Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA of New Jersey; Amy Goldstein, President of the Chapter; and Richard Iglar, Treasurer of the Chapter.