For immediate release
May 19, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY: The former president of the Somerset County
Bar Association was sworn in last night as the secretary of the state’s largest
association of judges, lawyers and legal professionals.
Jeralyn L. Lawrence is a former trustee of the New Jersey State Bar
Association and is on-track to serve as its president in 2022.
Lawrence is a certified matrimonial law attorney and chair of the
matrimonial and family law practice at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in
Bridgewater. 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, a senior editor of New
Jersey Family Lawyer and is a co-chair of its Legislative Committee. She is
also secretary of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has lectured
extensively at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and is
the political action chair and trustee of Women’s Political Caucus of New
“The NJSBA means a great deal to me. Since day one of my professional career, I have been able to
witness, first hand, the importance of relationship building with my fellow
members of the bar who share my vision and passion for the law. I believe it is
a true privilege to be affiliated with such an active, vibrant and tireless bar
association, and there is no doubt my gratitude will be expressed in my
continued commitment and dedication in serving the bar as secretary,” she said.
She lives in Watchung with her husband, John, their three children,
Abigail, Lawson and Amelia, and two step-children, Kyle and Carson.