- September 11, 2019
File Under: Domestic Violence
Lawrence Law is proud to be a sponsor of the September Celebration of Champions for the New Jersey Coalition of Sexual Assault. The celebration is taking place on September 19, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m., at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The event will honor and recognize those who have contributed to the success of the Coalition including U.S. Senator Cory Booker, N.J. State Senator Joe Vitale and his Legislative Director Stephanie Albanese, two survivor advocates, and a decade long professional in the anti-violence movement.
The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is the statewide advocacy and capacity building organization that represents the twenty-one county-based rape crisis centers, and the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. NJCASA elevates the voice of sexual violence survivors and service providers by advocating for survivor-centered legislation, training allied professionals, and supporting statewide prevention strategies that work to address and defy the socio-cultural norms that permit and promote rape culture.
“The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is thankful for Lawrence Law for the work they do on behalf of victims and survivors of violence. We cannot do this work alone and strong, authentic partnerships expand our ability to create a safer, more equitable New Jersey. We feel fortunate to count Lawrence Law as an ally in our work to create a safer Garden State,” said Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
“We are extremely proud to sponsor the September Celebration of Champions. Sexual assault and domestic violence are all too common in our society. Earlier this year, we partnered with VictimsVoice which is a tool that aims to fix the legal documentation burdens victims face when recalling details for reporting acts of abuse, harassment, and discrimination. We will continue to help victims in any way we can.” said Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Member of Lawrence Law.
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law. She is Second 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 AAML. 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 AAML, the preeminent family law association in America, as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. 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. She 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.