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May 24, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Joins Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, has accepted the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement with exemplary character in their legal careers and service to society may be invited to become Fellows; however, they are limited to only one percent of the lawyer population within the state. » Read More

May 23, 2017

Domestic Violence – Defenses Against the Entry of a Final Restraining Order

Domestic violence is a pervasive problem throughout the United States. The State of New Jersey is no exception to this ongoing dilemma. Accordingly, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“the Act”) has been enacted and is intended to serve as a shield for domestic violence victims. Unfortunately, there are times when matrimonial litigants attempt to utilize the Act as a sword, rather than a shield, in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage in parallel divorce and/or custody proceedings.» Read More

May 22, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Introduces Christie Rampone at WPCNJ Annual Conference

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, introduced American professional soccer player and world champion Olympian gold medalist, Christie Rampone, to speak at the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) Annual Conference on May 4 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. » Read More

May 22, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Sworn In as NJSBA Secretary

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, was sworn in as Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the largest association of judges, lawyers, and legal professionals, at the 2017 NJSBA Annual Meeting at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.» Read More

May 16, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Speaks at the NJSBA Diversity Committee Luncheon

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, will be a round table speaker for the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Diversity Committee’s Diverse Voices-Distinguished Speaker Series.  In “Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court,” featured speaker Coach C. Vivian  Stringer will share her first-hand account of the lessons learned from the basketball court.  » Read More

Apr 25, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate Domestic Violence Seminar at NJSBA 2017 Annual Meeting

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will moderate the Family Law Section’s seminar on Domestic Violence on Thursday, May 18, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM at the NJSBA 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention being held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.» Read More

Apr 24, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Selected for Panel Celebrating Women in the Law

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will serve on a distinguished panel of ten jurists and attorneys at the Hunterdon County Bar Association’s seminar, “Come Have a Seat at the Table:  Celebrating Women in the Law.”

The event on Tuesday, May 2, from noon to 4:30 PM at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, will also include a luncheon, motivating keynote address by Justice Virginia A.» Read More

Apr 21, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Meets With Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to Discuss Women in the Legal Profession

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, met recently with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and a bipartisan group of women lawyers interested in women’s issues.  Their goal is to serve as a neutral resource on important issues that impact New Jersey, including infrastructure, economy, and equal pay.» Read More

Apr 18, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Recognized as One of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, was recognized as a Best Lawyer for Families in New Jersey for 2017 by New Jersey Family Magazine.

New Jersey Family surveyed their subscribers and received dozens of heartfelt nominations from parents all over the state.  » Read More

Apr 13, 2017

Rita M. Aquilio Participates in American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference and Spring Leadership Meeting

Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of Matrimonial and Family Law Department of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Family Law Litigation Committee, will participate in the Section’s Annual Conference from Wednesday, May 3, to Friday, May 5, at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.  Aquilio will represent the Committee at the Judiciary & Committee Showcase on May 3, 2017.» Read More

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