- June 6, 2020
The New Jersey State Bar Association has created a task force to examine issues facing the legal community because of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, will co-chair the Practice of Law Committee with Timothy McGoughran, Esq. The Practice of Law Committee will provide leadership on the emerging challenges and opportunities confronting the legal profession and the justice system arising from the COVID-19. This Committee is one of five comprising the task force which has been implemented under the leadership of the New Jersey State Bar Association President, Kim Yonta.
The NJSBA Pandemic Task Force brings together thought leaders from across the profession to study questions including how to safely reopen law firms, adjust courthouse operations, resume jury trials, examine the impact of the pandemic on substantive areas of law, and how access to justice has been affected.
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law. She is First Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, slated to be President in 2022 and Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Lawrence is on the Board of The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She is a trained Family/Divorce Mediator, admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County; is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the preeminent family law association in America, as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and she recently argued as amicus before the New Jersey Supreme Court on a family law issue. Lawrence is also a trained collaborative law attorney. She has worked with clients in every area of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship, domestic partnership matters, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. Lawrence handles high-profile matters for celebrities, professional athletes, and governmental officials. She takes immense pride and care in helping her clients through these difficult personal matters. Lawrence earned her bachelor’s degree from Kean College and her law degree from Seton Hall, where she graduated second in her class.
Lawrence Law, with offices in Watchung and Red Bank, New Jersey, is a boutique firm devoted exclusively to the practice of matrimonial and family law.