Paul Seeman

Professional Experience

1. Consultant                                                   2015 –

KANAWHA CONSULTING, Malibu, CA, –

  • Nonprofit Organization and Governance
  • Access to Mental Health Services
  • Juvenile Justice and Criminal Justice Reform

2. Voter Protection Hotline Manager               Oct – Nov 2016

NEVADA DEMOCRATIC PARTY/HILLARY FOR AMERICA, Las Vegas, NV

3. Judge                                                              2009 – 2013

ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, Oakland, California

  • Member: Judicial Council Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues.
  • Vice-­‐Chair: California Center for Judicial Education and Research (“CJER”) Juvenile Law Education Committee.
  • Faculty: CJER Continuing Judicial Studies Program, Delinquency;“Beyond the Bench” Administrative Office of the Courts Juvenile Court Conference, 2005, 2007, 2010; National Legal Aid and Defender Association Annual Conference, 2009.
  • Chair: Alameda County Collaborative Juvenile Court.
  • Chair: Alameda County Superior Court Collaborative Court Committee.

4. Court Commissioner                                                    2004 – 2009                                                 

ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, Oakland, California

  • Subordinate Judicial Officer of the Superior Court, performing the duties of Judges of the Court; assignments including juvenile court, traffic court, small claims, unlawful detainers.
  • Created Alameda County Juvenile Dependency Drug Court
  • Developed Family Court/Juvenile Court collaborative calendaring system
  • Court liaison, Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program

5. Attorney                                                          1980 – 2004

LAW OFFICES OF PAUL D. SEEMAN, Berkeley, California

  • Specialize in criminal and juvenile appeals and trials, including “special circumstance” appeals
  • Secondary emphasis on general civil practice, including small business, disability rights, immigration, and international environmental law.
  • Deputy County Counsel – Contract position representing the Alameda County Social Services Agency in juvenile court dependency matters.

6. Teaching Fellow                                           1988, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

  • Lecturer, Sociology of Law, Criminology

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL OF LAW
          Juris Doctor, 1979

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
          B.A., Highest Honors in Major, Sociology, 1976; Honors in College (Kresge)

Personal

  • Wilmont Sweeney Award, Juvenile Court Judge of the Year, 2009 (Juvenile Court Judges of California)
  • United States Supreme Court Bar (1990 – 2014)
  • State Bar of California (1980 – 2014)
  • Alameda County Bar Association (1980 – 2014)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Juvenile Law Panel (2001 – 2004)
  • California Judges Association (2004 – 2014)
  • Juvenile Court Judges of California (Member, Executive Committee) (2006 – 2009)
  • International Association of Youth and Family Court Judges
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (Chair, International Committee, 2008 –2009)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Alumni Council (2003 – 2009; Vice-­‐President, 2008-­‐2009)
  • Board of Directors, Donald P. McCullum Youth Court (Founding Member)
  • Advisory Board, Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (FoundingMember)
  • Chair, Alameda County Juvenile Officers Coordinating Committee (2006 -­‐2008)
  • Board of Directors, International Environmental Data Base Project (Founding Member)
  • Fellow, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University
  • Certificate in Juvenile Justice Multi-­‐System Integration, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute
  • Certificate in Winemaking and Viticulture, UC Davis, 2016
  • Volunteer, A New Way of Life Reentry Legal Clinic, 2017 –