Paul Seeman

Paul Seeman

Paul Seeman - Longtime Alameda County Superior Court Judge

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    With a background in law extending more than three decades, Paul Seeman most recently served as judge on the Alameda County Superior Court. He earned the Wilmont Sweeney Award as Juvenile Court Judge of the Year in 2009. Based in Oakland, California, Paul Seeman served on the Judicial Council Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues and chaired the county’s Collaborative Juvenile Court. Mr. Seeman holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980. He maintained a Bay Area law practice focused on criminal and juvenile trials and appeals until 2004. In addition to serving as a referee pro tem in juvenile court, Paul Seeman provided counsel on diverse matters of international environmental law, disability rights, and immigration. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Commissioner in the Alameda County Superior Court. He played a vital role in establishing the county’s first dependency drug court, the juvenile mental health court, the Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, and the McCullum Youth Court. Paul Seeman also served on the California Center for Judicial Education and Research’s Juvenile Education Committee, teaching on juvenile court topics at numerous judicial education programs and conferences.



At State of California

From 2009 to January 2013


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