•  Voter Assistance and Protection Hotline Services

  • Criminal Justice Reform

  • Non-Profit Governance


Paul Seeman brings many years of experience on non-profit boards and as a manager of voter protection hotlines to the service of his consulting practice. He helped start and served as director on the boards of, amongst others, the McCullum Youth Court, a diversion project for at-risk youth in Oakland; the International Environmental data Base Project, which developed a pioneering Agent Orange exposure index for Vietnam War veterans and Vietnamese citizens; the Alameda County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”) Program; and the California System-Involved Bar Association (he is a non-attorney member). His consulting clients include Generation Exchange, a pioneering collaborative project bringing senior citizens into local elementary schools as volunteer tutors and mentors. In 2016, 2018, and 2020 Paul Seeman managed the Voter Protection Hotline of the Nevada Democratic Party, eventually earning a position as Deputy Director of Voter Protection.

In his former career as an attorney, Paul Seeman  served for many years as a Referee Pro Tem in the Alameda County Juvenile Court under the legendary Presiding Judge Wilmont Sweeney. In 2004, he became a Commissioner in that court, where he worked in both dependency and delinquency assignments, and helped develop a number of pioneering programs, including a dependency Drug Court, a Collaborative Mental Health Court, and a direct-calendaring process for all juvenile cases, and a collaborative Social Services/Probation process for dependency-delinquency crossover cases. In  2009, Paul Seeman was appointed as judge in the Alameda County Superior Court, working in juvenile, drug court, and mental health court assignments. He served on the Judicial Council’s Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues, as the vice chair of the CJER Juvenile Law Education Committee, and as Chair of the Alameda County Collaborative Court Committee. In 2009 he was given the Wilmont Sweeney Award as California Juvenile Court Judge of the Year.In 2013, after resigning from the bench and losing his bar license, Paul Seeman founded Kanawha Consulting as a way to continue his lifetime involvement in legal system reform. In that capacity he serves on the Steering Committee of the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership, co-chairing that organization’s Education Committee, and works with a number of other local non-profit groups dedicated to criminal justice reform.