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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Amanda Trigg was recently installed as the Secretary of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the leader in family law continuing education, publications, networking and training.

Amanda S. Trigg

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Cohn Lifland Recognized by Best Law Firms

Once again Cohn Lifland has been regionally ranked in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.* Our firm received a Tier 1 Ranking, the highest level, for the Metropolitan New Jersey area in the category of Commercial Litigation and received a Tier 2 Ranking for its Family Law practice.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

 

 

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

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The Future of Family: What the Trends Might Tell Us

Amanda Trigg will be the speaker at "The Future of Family: What the Trends Might Tell Us," a Zoom program hosted for the Fellows of the AAML Pennsylvania Chapter. To register, click here.

Amanda S. Trigg

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Alzeheimer's Walk 2022 - A Second Year of Achievement

Cohn Lifland is proud that our team, the Cohn Lifland Alz-Stars, raised $4,935 in the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Bergen/Passaic. 

Pictured are team members Christina Stripp, Maureen Woods, Amanda Trigg, Jackie Larsen, Barbara Blumberg and Erika Piccirillo.  In front: Taylor Ruggieri.

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Civil Motion Practice in Federal Court: Tips from the Bench

The Bergen County Bar Association is presenting "Civil Motion Practice in Federal Court: Tips from the Bench," a Continuing Legal Education Seminar. The event, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on November 2, will take place at Park 80 West, Plaza One, 250 Pehle Avenue in Saddle Brook.

The speakers will be:

  • Hon. Julien Xavier Neals, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  • Hon. Zahid N. Quraishi, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  • Hon. Jessica S. Allen, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey
  • Hon. Edward S. Kiel, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey
  • Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey

The program will be moderated by Matthew Gately.

To register, click here.

Matthew F. Gately

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Peter Pearlman Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Each year, The New Jersey Law Journal presents its New Jersey Legal Awards. Among the most prestigious awards is their recognition of lawyers for Lifetime Achievement. Cohn Lifland is pleased that Peter Pearlman has been selected this year as one of only two attorneys to be recognized for Lifetime Achievement.

Peter S. Pearlman

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Co-Parenting Facts of Life

Family Law attorney Erika Piccirillo published "Co-Parenting Facts of Life: Access to Technology as a Decision Affecting Best Interest of Child" in the August 22, 2022 issue of The New Jersey Law Journal

New Jersey's latest Comprehensive Health and Physical Education learning standards, which include Social and Sexual Health Education guidelines, are set to take effect in September 2022. As a result, many parents are taking another look at when and how much they want their children to learn about sex. However, while parents are contemplating what they believe is appropriate for children to learn in schools, they may be overlooking what their children are learning right under their noses on the internet, and how that could be affecting their mental health. This is particularly true for children of dual households following divorce, who often have access to cell phones or tablets at an impressionable age. Click here to read the article.

Erika R. Piccirillo

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New Jersey Supreme Court Certification

Cohn Lifland congratulates Joseph Maurice on his recent recertification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as one of the firm’s Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. Our other Certified Civil Trial Attorneys are Charles Cohen, Barry Knopf and Peter Pearlman. Our Certified Matrimonial Law Attorneys are Geri Landau Squire and Amanda Trigg. Attorneys must meet the following requirements to become certified:
  • has been a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years;
  • has taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application;
  • demonstrates substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters;
  • demonstrates an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant's character and ability; and
  • passes a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty.
 
Find out more about certification: https://www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/attcert.html

Joseph A. Maurice, Charles R. Cohen, Barry A. Knopf, Peter S. Pearlman, Geri Landau Squire, Amanda S. Trigg

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Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch List

Cohn Lifland is pleased that three of our attorneys have been included on the list of 2023 Best Lawyers in America*:

  • Jeffrey W. Herrman - Commercial Litigation
  • Peter S. Pearlman -  Commercial Litigation
  • Amanda S. Trigg - Family Law; Family Law Arbitration

Amanda has also been named Lawyer of the Year for Family Law and Family Law Arbitration.

In addition, Matthew F. Gately was included on the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs.  "Ones to Watch" focuses on younger attorneys who are making a name for themselves.

 

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

 

Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Peter S. Pearlman, Amanda S. Trigg, Matthew F. Gately

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Christina Stripp Active in the Community

Christina Stripp has been active as a pupil in the Morris Pashman Inn of Court.  Recently, she participated in a mock trial on a wrongful death action, after which she graduated from the program. Christina also graduated from the year-long Bergen LEADS program sponsored by Bergen Volunteers, at its end-of-year community forum, where the graduates made a presentation on affordable childcare in Bergen County.  Last, but not least, Christina was named an at-large member of the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Christina N. Stripp