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Jeralyn Lisa Lawrence Receives Professional Achievement Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jeralyn Lisa Lawrence, a Watchung resident and attorney with the Bridgewater law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, received the Young Lawyers Division Professional Achievement Award at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City on May 16.

The Professional Achievement Award is presented to a young lawyer who has received professional recognition through publications, excellence in a particular area of law, a significant verdict or law-changing appellate decision, or other such professional achievement.

An NJSBA member since 1998, Ms. Lawrence is a member of the Family Law Section Executive Committee and devotes her practice to a wide range of matters under the family law umbrella, including divorce litigation and mediation, custody and support issues, domestic partnership matters and domestic violence complaints. She is certified by the Supreme Court as a matrimonial attorney and a family divorce mediator. In addition, she is chair of ATLA’s Matrimonial Young Lawyers Committee and the Somerset Bar Association’s Family Law Committee. She is also a member of the District 13 Attorney Ethics Committee.

Ms. Lawrence was recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 accomplished attorneys under the age of 40. Earlier this year, she received a Legislative Recognition Award from the NJSBA for her work on the irreconcilable differences divorce bill that was ultimately enacted into law. Ms. Lawrence devotes her spare time to volunteering at the Somerset County for Women and Families. She graduated with honors from Seton Hall Law School.

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