Kanawha Consulting                                                             2015 –         Malibu, California

Voter Protection Hotlines
Nonprofit Governance
Criminal Justice Reform

Voter Protection Hotline Manager

NEVADA DEMOCRATIC PARTY                                             2016 , 2018, 2020


Alameda County Superior Court                                        2009 – 2013 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.

Court Commissioner

Alameda County Superior Court                                        2004 – 2009 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

Juvenile Court Referee/Judge Pro Tem

Alameda County Superior Court                                        1991 – 2004 Oakland, California

• Subordinate Judicial Officer of the Superior Court “Pro Tem”, substituting for all Juvenile Court Judges and Commissioners on a per diem basis. Presiding over daily calendars, as well as dependency and delinquency hearings .

Law Offices of Paul D. Seeman

Berkeley, California                                                                     1980 – 2004

• 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.

Alameda County Counsel’s Office

Oakland, CA                                                                                   1990 – 1991

Deputy County Counsel
• Contract position representing the Alameda County Social Services Agency in juvenile court dependency matters.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA                                                                                1988, 2007

Teaching Fellow
• Lecturer, Sociology of Law, Criminology