Adryenn Cantor


Contact

Henderson Caverly Pum & Charney, LLP

Locations

Henderson Caverly Pum & Charney, LLP
12750 High Bluff Drive Suite 300
San Diego CA, 92130
Phone: (858) 755-3000
Fax: (858) 755-9900

Introduction

Professional History: June 1979 admitted to practice law in California. 1985 became a Certified Specialist in Family Law, re-certified to present. 1992 became a professional family law mediator and trained others in her mediation model throughout California and Nevada. 2005 Became a Collaborative Law Lawyer. 2012 Started the Cooperative Divorce Project. 2012 became a fellow of American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. 2013 Executive Chair of the San Diego County Bar’s Certified Family Law Specialists. California State Bar Activities: Actively involved in the California State Bar for over a decade serving on various subcommittees for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California culminating by being elected as the Chair of the State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee. Recipient of the Award of Recognition from the State Bar of California Board of Governors for outstanding contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services in California.Media Speaker and Consultant: Frequent guest on radio and television speaking on current California family law issues. Legal consultant and program developer for a Buena Vista-Disney television pilot about divorces being mediated and arbitrated for a nationally syndicated five-day a week daytime program.Mediation Trainings: Developed a mediation model used widely in California by many professionals who have taken her introductory and advanced seminars. Wrote, produced, lectured and taught this Model in California for several decades. After taking this training, several judges in the California courts implemented a pro bono mediation program for family law litigants and trained lawyer-mediators. Panelist, Speaker, and Writer: A respected participant and speaker on various panels held by the California State Bar, Continuing Education of the Bar [C.E.B.] and for many local Bar Associations seminars, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego; and the Mediation Editor for the California State Bar Family Law News and contributor to legal journals and other publications on family law issues. Adjunct Professor: Adjunct Professor teaching Advanced Family Law Mediation in a Master of Arts Behavioral Science Graduate Program entitled, “Negotiation and Conflict Management Options” at California State University, Dominguez Hills, College of Arts and Sciences

 

 

Emphasis

Traditional Client Representation in Litigation, Collaborative Law, and Mediation.

 

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Counties

  • San Diego, California

Legal Organizations

California State Bar Activities: 1983 until 1992, actively involved in the Family Law Section of the California State Bar. Served on various subcommittees and was a member ofth State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee for five years. Served as Legislative Chair, and then Chair of the Family law Executive Committee; San Diego Activities: Elected to the Board of the Executive Committee of the San Diego Certified Family law Specialist: Co-Chair of the Committee's Summer Seminar and the Chair of the Winter Seminar. Chair Elect for this Committee for 2012. Member of the steering committee to establish the San Diego Family Law Trial Advocacy College that had their first annual trial-practice training in 2012; continuing committee member and faculty for 2013; 2010-Present Temporary Judge for the San Diego Superior Court; California State Bar Activities: 1994-1995 Chair of Alternative Dispute resolution Committee for Southern California, Sub-Committee of the California Family Law Section of the State Bar of California; 1991-1994 Member of Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Legal Forms; 1991-1992 Advisor to State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee; 1990-1991 Chair State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee; 1988-1991 Member State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee; 1985-1987 Vice-Chair Standing Committee Support-North Family Law Section of the State Bar of California; 1983-1987 member Standing Committee Support-North Family Law Section of the State Bar California; 1981-1983 Member Standing Committee Support-South Family Law Section of The State Bar of California. 2011-Present Member of the Family Law College of Trial Advocacy steering committee who have been charged with producing the first trial advocacy course for family law lawyers in San Diego County. 2010-Present Member of the Certified Family Law Specialist Executive Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association. Co-chair of the Summer Seminar to be held June 11, 2011; and Chair of the 2011 Winter Seminar. June 1993 Planning Committee member and Panelist for the First Annual Family Law Institute presented by Southern California Law Center and Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section. 1985-1986 Co-Chair of San Francisco Family Law Section. 1984-1986 Executive Committee Member San Francisco Family Law Section. 1982-1983 Chair San Diego Bar Association Family Law Section. Law Related Experiences 2002 Traveled to Israel and Palestinian Territories to participate in an International Women's Peace March traveling with women from 28 countries fo three weeks to learn how we could assist in facilitating a peaceful resolution to the conflicts in these regions. 1985 Selected, along with othe lawyers and judges throughout the United States, as a representative for family law attorneys, to travel with People to People to India where we met the Supreme Court of India, as well as our counter parts who practiced law in India.

Awards

Recipient of the Award of Recognition for the State Bar of California Board of Governors for outstanding contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services in California.

CLE Presentations

Media Speaker and Consultant: Interviewed on radio and television regarding current California family law issues. Legal consultant and program developer for a Buena Vista-Disney television pilot about divorces being mediated and arbitrated for a nationally syndicated five-day a week daytime program. Mediation Trainings: Developed a mediation model used widely in California by many professionals who took my introductory and advanced seminars. Wrote, produced, lectured and taught this model in California beginning in 1993. After taking this training, several judges in the California courts implemented a pro bono mediation program for family law litigants and trained lawyer-mediators. Panelist, Speaker and Writer: Chaired and participated in various panels and seminars for Continuing Education of the Bar (C.E. B.) and for many local Bar Associations held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Author

2004 Author of "Children in the Middle" an article written for New Mexico Kids! 1998-1991 Mediation Editor for the Family Law News quarterly publication State Bar of California Family Law Section. 1995 Author of the MCLE Self-Study Test entitled "Mediation and Family Law" California Bar Journal (10/95). 1991 Ongoing contributor to the Family Law News-From The Chair as Chair of Executive Committee Family Law Section 1991. 1991 Performer on the Action and Map Program for C.E.B. entitled Approaching A Marital Dissolution playing the part of a Mentor for the audio portion of the Mentor Access Pack/Approaching A Marital Dissolution (92-93). 1990 Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal published my article Mediation Yes or No? in Vol. 24, No. 3 Summer 1990. 1988 Family Law News published Transformation of Legislation, an article written by me and Richard Sherman in Vol. II, No. 3. Mediation Editor for the California State Bar Family Law News; and contributor to legal journals and other publication on family law issues.