Cheryl M. Helfer for District Court Judge, 3rd District
District Court Judge candidate Cheryl M. Helfer has 35 years experience in litigation, mediation and collaborative practice as partner at Helfer & Helfer LLP, concentrating on matrimonial and family law. Helfer, of Dix Hills, has served as Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Deborah Poulos, Suffolk County Supreme Court, since January 2017. Both roles, along with Helfer's lengthy resume of professional recognition, active affiliations and continued education has thoroughly prepared her to serve as District Court Judge in the 3rd District.
Earning her Juris Doctor in May 1980 from St. John's University School of Law, and admitted to the Courts of the State of New York and Federal District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, Helfer has continued her professional education with Collaborative Law Training from the Nassau County Bar Association (November 2005), 40 hours of Mediation Training with the Center for Mediation in Law (March 2006), and Early Neutral Evaluation Training with the Nassau County Bar Association (November 2013).
Cheryl M. Helfer's professional recognition has included Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Nassau County Bar Assocation (2013); State of New York, Nassau County Court System (October 2011); Outstanding Service, Coalition Against Domestic Violence; New York Super Lawyers (2011-2016) Metro Edition; Best Lawyers in America (2014-2016); Outstanding Women in Law (2016) Center for Children, Families and the Law, Hon. A. Gail Prudenti.
Helfer's professional affiliations include Master of the Bench, New York Family Law American Inn of Court; Elected Director (2010-2013) Matrimonial, Family Law & ADR Committees, Nassau County Bar Association; President (2008-2009), Nassau County Women's Bar Association; Suffolk County Bar Association; Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association; and Elected Fellow, New York State Bar Association.
Helfer has been published in Nassau Lawyer (August 2008) "The Interdisciplinary Approach to Collaborative Practice and Nassau County Women's Bar Association "Message from the President" monthly publication.