Lawrence is President-Elect of NJSBA

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May 21, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kate Coscarelli
NEW BRUNSWICK - The former president of the Somerset County Bar Association was sworn in last night as president-elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the state’s largest association of judges, lawyers and legal professionals.
Jeralyn L. Lawrence is a former trustee of the NJSBA and is on track to serve as its president next year.
"In my years of involvement, I have been able to witness, firsthand, the importance of relationship-building with my fellow members of the bar who share my vision and passion for the law and that has never been more true than during these past month as together we navigate this pandemic. Collectively, we can be agents for change that will benefit all attorneys," she said. “Since day one of my professional career, the NJSBA has played an important role in my life. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the leadership team of such an active, vibrant and tireless bar association.” 
Lawrence is a certified matrimonial law attorney who founded Lawrence Law, LLC in Watchung. Her work includes handling divorce litigation; mediation and arbitration; custody and parenting time issues; alimony and child support; and separation, adoption and domestic partnership matters. She has been a vocal advocate on behalf of the benefits of collaborative law.
Her involvement with the NJSBA is extensive.
In addition to serving as a former trustee, she is a past chair of the Association’s Family Law Section and a senior editor of New Jersey Family Lawyer. She is also to be sworn in as president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers next month, has lectured extensively at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and is a trustee of Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey.
She lives in Watchung with her husband, John, their three children, Abigail, Lawson and Amelia, and two stepchildren, Kyle and Carson.