Marie-Christine Aziz, Esq.

Associate

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Marie-Christine Aziz devotes her practice exclusively to family law with an emphasis on child custody, child support, and divorce. Marie graduated from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in May 2017 with a concentration in Family Law. She was admitted to the New Jersey State Court in 2018 and is pending admission to the New York State Court.

 

While in law school, Marie-Christine was a member of the founding class for the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra University and co-wrote the training manual. Ms. Aziz was also certified as a facilitative and transformative mediation with a specialization in family law matters. Marie-Christine was also the Vice President of the Hofstra Veteran’s Law Student Association where she helped organize the Veteran’s Legal Assistance Program. Ms. Aziz was a research assistant to Professor Robin Charlow for the 2015-2016 academic year, working on various education law elements.

 

During the summer of 2015, Marie-Christine volunteered with Jersey Battered Women’s Service (“JBWS”) in Morristown, New Jersey, where she assisted victims of domestic violence navigate through the court system and established her passion for family law.

 

Upon graduating from law school, Marie-Christine served as law clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Barnes, III, J.S.C. in Middlesex County- Family Division. She worked extensively on dissolution, non-dissolution, and domestic violence dockets. Ms. Aziz also mediated landlord/tenant and small claims disputes during the pendency of her clerkship, in addition to mediating a plethora of family law disputes.

 

Ms. Aziz is fluent in Arabic and is passionate about assisting the Arabic speaking community.

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Coptic Chamber of Commerce; Founding 50 member, 2018 to Present

Phi Alpha Delta, Member

Middlesex County Bar Association, 2017 to Present

Co-Chair of Young Lawyer's Division, Middlesex County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, 2017 to Present

Aldona E. Appleton Family Law American Inns of Court, 2017 to Present

 

Past Employment Positions

Hon. Peter J. Barnes, III, J.S.C., Middlesex County Superior Court, Clerkship, 2017 - 2018

 

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 2018

New York, Pending

 

Pro Bono Activities

Hofstra Veteran's Law Student Association, 2014 to 2017

Jersey Battered Women's Service, 2015