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 Assistance 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, DAVIS
          Certificate Program in Winemaking, 2016

          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

  • 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)
  • Wilmont Sweeney Award, Juvenile Court Judge of the Year, 2009 (Juvenile Court Judges of California)
  • Fellow, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University
  • Certificate in Juvenile Justice Multi-­‐System Integration, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute