Helen Z. Galette is a Court Attorney-Referee in New York County Supreme Court. Prior to this position, Helen practiced privately in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Surrogate’s Court Practice, Guardianships and Elder Law. Helen received a B.A. cum laude in Fine Arts from Marist College in 1991. She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 1995. Helen is a Past President of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association and has served on various committees, including its Programs Committee and its Winter Seminar CLE Committee. She is active in the Brooklyn Bar Association, where she has lectured on promoting law practices through social media, was a panelist for a BBA sponsored OCA Article 81 training course, and is a member of its Grievance Committee. She is the Treasurer of the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association. She was a panelist for the New York State Bar Association CLE “What You Need to Know as a Guardian ad Litem,” and a panelist at the 2017 Judicial Summer Seminar on “Settlement Negotiations in Surrogate’s Court.” Most recently, she lectured at the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association on Surrogate’s Court topics.