Betty's List ‘Legal Matters'
Columnist Cheryl Sena.
Cheryl A. Sena, Esq, of Sena Family Law, has specialized in LGBT family law for more than 15 years, and is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. Ms. Sena is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, San Francisco Women Lawyers Alliance and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).
She is an active volunteer for other LGBT community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ms. Sena is a graduate of the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York and Hastings College of Law, University of California, San Francisco. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1984.
A frequently sought-after speaker, Ms. Sena has served as panelist and featured speaker for legal programs sponsored by Stanford University Law Schools Outlaw organization, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), BALIF and numerous others. She has also instructed continuing education courses on family law for the State Bar Association, where she is highly-regarded by her peers as their teacher and mentor.
Ms. Sena's comments have appeared in numerous publications, news services and web sites, including the Associated Press (AP), San Jose Mercury News, the Washington Times, LegalAffairs.org, SurfWas TV News, Seditious Libel, California Divorce Weblog, AZCentral.com, 4Newz.com, LawKT.com and others.
Sena Familly Law specializes in family law with emphasis on legal matters facing LGBT families, including AB202, California's new Domestic Partnership Law. Ms. Sena works with clients on partnership agreements, adoptions, child custody, estate planning and numerous other issues affecting the special needs of the LGBT community. Other issues frequently addressed include landlord-tenant litigation, private and public housing, employment discrimination, civil rights/civil liberties, disability and women's rights.
Cheryl Sena, Esq can be reached at CherylSena@SenaFamilyLaw.com.