A graduate of Boalt Hall, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Paul Seeman served for four years as a judge with the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California. He was a member of the Judicial Council Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues, and in recognition of his work with youth, Paul Seeman has received awards from the Juvenile Court Judges of California, the McCullum Youth Court, and the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association.
The National CASA Association relies on volunteers to advocate for children who have been neglected or abused. Volunteers do not have to be social workers or attorneys. The association accepts adults over the age of 21 from all backgrounds, as long as they have a passion for helping children.
Volunteers must undergo a background check and complete a 30-hour training course before working with children. More importantly, volunteers must agree to remain with a case until it closes, which usually takes approximately a year and a half.