May 28, 2010
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Women’s Forum
Successfully Mixes Business, Pleasure & Charity
Bridgewater, NJ (May 28, 2010) – The Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Women’s Forum collected and donated over 75 pairs of shoes to the Resource Center of Somerset as a result of a charity drive held at its Ladies’ Night Out Networking Reception on May 18, 2010. The reception was held at the Morris Museum where guests enjoyed “The Shoe … Must Go On” exhibition, which explored more than fifteen themes and featured footwear of distinguished individuals who share a special connection to the state of New Jersey, including Governor Chris Christie and Thomas Edison, among many others.
“The event was a huge success. We hosted an amazing group of generous women who enjoyed each other’s company, and who experienced an innovative exhibition in a beautiful venue,” said Karen Thompson, Co-Chair of the Women’s Forum and a Member of the firm.
“Domestic abuse will affect one in four women sometime in their lives and 40% of teenage girls. We applaud the work being done by the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Women’s Forum to help build awareness,” said Executive Director Paloma Amar-Coleman.
The Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Women’s Forum is comprised of approximately 30 women attorneys who excel in their areas of legal expertise. The mission of the NMM Women’s Forum is to promote the advancement of all women, while drawing on the particular legal expertise of its members in cooperation with other women leaders throughout New Jersey and New York. The networking reception is part of the commitment of the NMM Women’s Forum to charitable and social activities geared toward women in business and leadership roles. For more information on the NMM Women’s Forum, please visit nmmlaw.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Resource Center of Somerset is a private non-profit agency serving victims of domestic abuse in Somerset County. Its mission is to end domestic abuse and empower victims by providing protection, education, and resources to victims and their families. In 2007, the Resource Center provided services free of charge to 676 clients, provided 4,664 nights of safety to 85 women and children in their safehouse, housed 13 families in their transition housing program, provided 3,905 hours of counseling, outreach services and legal advocacy, answered over 3,521 hotline calls, and educated nearly 2,700 individuals about domestic abuse.