Matrimonial Attorneys Award Scholarships, Give $6,300 to Nonprofit

From left: AAML-NJ member Jeralyn Lawrence, of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus; Liza Kirschenbaum of CASA; and AAML-NJ chapter president Cary Cheifetz, of Ceconi & Cheifetz, who presented the awards.

On Dec. 2, at Steak 85 in New Brunswick, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New Jersey Chapter awarded its Family Law Scholarship to Seton Hall Law School third-year student Julie Rich; Rutgers Law School-Camden graduates Christine Restrepo and Tara Fircak; and Rutgers Law School-Newark graduate Judith McCarthy. In addition, AAML-NJ gave $6,380 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey).

Hill Wallack Breaks Ground for New Offices

From left: Hill Wallack partners David Truelove, Patrick Kennedy, Todd Leon, Rocky Peterson, Thomas Halm, Jr., Jeffrey Shanaberger, Joseph Vales, Robert Bacso, Ronald Perl, Eric Abraham, James O’Donohue, L. Stephen Pastor, Francis Sullivan, Thomas Carroll III and Paul Watter.

Hill Wallack in Princeton held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 8 at Roszel Square, adjacent to Carnegie Center in Princeton, where the firm will be relocating its headquarters in early 2015.

Lindabury, Children’s Hospital Hold Holiday Card Competition

From left: Philip Salerno III, president of Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, Kelsey, Lindabury partner Edward Frisch.

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper in Westfield has teamed up with its client, Children’s Specialized Hospital of Mountainside, to host a contest that gives the young patients of the hospital an opportunity to help design the firm’s holiday card. Fourteen children from the Outpatient Brain Injury Program in Mountainside submitted drawings. Employees of the firm voted for the drawing to be reproduced as the firm’s holiday card. The design chosen was created by Kelsey, 11. On Dec. 11, the firm gave awards and presents to all of the children who participated.

Cooper Levenson Fetes Winning Card Designer

From left, front row: Bindiya Patel, Gunnarson, Jen Presidente; back row: Christopher Barry, Cooper Levenson; Nancy Krumaker, John Krumaker, Lisa Mirth, Catherine Hackney and Donna Shea.

Cooper Levenson in Atlantic City hosted a cupcake party on Dec. 20 at Chelsea Heights School for visually impaired fourth grader Aiko Gunnarson, in honor of her artwork being chosen for the firm’s holiday card. Gunnarson is one of five area winners in the firm’s holiday art contest designed to engage students in the arts as well as help raise awareness of the firm’s chosen charity, the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots, which is highlighted on the cards.

Hudson Bar To Offer Scholarships

The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the September 2014–May 2015 term. Students must be bona fide residents of Hudson County; demonstrate financial need; provide two current letters of recommendation and account for appropriate academic standards. Applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee, 583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306, call (201) 798-4708, send an email to, or go to for an application form. All applications must be received by April 30.