Helene Mayer moved to San Diego to attend college at the University of San Diego, where she majored in English Literature and minored in both Communications and Renaissance Studies. She fell in love with USD and opted stay there to attend law school.
Helene graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in Children’s Rights. She was awarded the Outstanding Child Advocate Award from USD’s Child Advocacy Institute for her work on a policy clinic project in conjunction with a family law judge. The project was meant to analyze the efficacy of the Family Court Services resource list from the perspective of underprivileged litigants as well as the children ultimately affected during a family law case. This project furthered her passion for approaching the legal system with the underrepresented in mind.
During her time in law school, Helene worked for a solo practitioner doing exclusively family law, where she participated in multiple hearings and a trial as a Certified Law Clerk. Helene also volunteered her time at the Family Law Facilitators Office and worked closely with self-represented litigants to complete their family law forms. This experience sparked her desire to go into family law and to help everyone have equal access to justice.
In her free time, Helene loves to golf, practice yoga, and spend time with her friends and family.