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Alameda County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Sandra K. "Sandy" Bean

Candidate for
Superior Court Judge; County of Alameda; Office 21

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Office of Alameda County Counsel October 2000 to present 1221 Oak Street, Suite 450 Oakland, California 94612 (510)272-6719; facsimile (510)272-5020

Deputy County Counsel
Represent Adult Protective Services and the Alameda County Public Guardian/Conservator in the Department of Social Services as well as the Alameda County Public Administrator and Coroner; Handle all aspects of conservatorship cases and decedent estate cases in Probate Court, Civil Court and, occasionally, Family Court and Bankruptcy Court; Civil prosecution of elder abuse cases on behalf of the Public Guardian as Conservator; Represent the County or Public Guardian/Conservator on writs of habeas corpus, medical capacity hearings and requests for medical authority for persons without a conservator.

Clapp, Moroney, Rated) September 1994 to October 2000 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 545 Pleasanton, California 94588 (925)734-0990; facsimile (925)734-0888

Litigation Associate Attorney
Handled the complete defense of a wide variety of civil lawsuits from initial responsive pleadings, discovery, law and motion to resolution by arbitration, mediation, settlement or trial; Types of matters defended included personal injury, premises liability, landlord-tenant disputes, employment discrimination, property disputes, professional negligence and civil liability for criminal acts.

William W. Haskell & Associates [formerly Castleman & Haskell (AV Rated)] December 1992 to September 1994 22320 Foothill Boulevard Hayward, California 94541 (510)785-7400

Litigation Associate Attorney
Assisted in all aspects of civil lawsuits, conducted discovery, law and motion, mediations and arbitrations; Types of matters handled included personal injury, contracts, property disputes and civil liability for assault.


Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California; Juris Doctor Degree Awarded in May 1992; Course concentration: Trial Advocacy. Served as an intern in the Alameda County Office of the District Attorney in Pleasanton from January to May 1992; Research attorney Santa Clara University Law Clinic; Handled criminal misdemeanors as a certified law student; Appellate Moot Court Semi-Finalist.

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Graduate work in Organizational Management from 1985 to 1988; Completed all course requirements for Ed.D.

University of California, Berkeley; Graduate work in Neuromuscular Integration from 1980 to 1985; Completed course work for Ph.D.; however, specialty was deleted from the University curriculum.

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Master of Arts in Physical Education 1977; Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude 1975, eligible for teaching credential.


Admitted to the California State Bar, November 1992.

Admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, November 1992.


CJER Probate Section January 2004 Presented lecture on probate conservatorships with Commissioner Don Green from Contra Costa County and Commissioner Dorothy McMath from City and County of San Francisco.

CJER Advanced Probate Section November 2003 Presented lecture and discussion on "Narrowing Issues for Trial" and "Extraordinary Attorney's Fees" with Judge George C. Hernandez, Jr.

Mills College, Oakland, California 1978-1985 Instructor in Physical Education teaching academic and activity classes; Tennis and Cross-Country Coach.

Stetson University, Deland, Florida 1977-1978 Instructor in Physical Education teaching academic and activity classes; Tennis Coach.


California State Bar Association

Alameda County Bar Association

Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Board Member

Earl Warren Inn of Court


Judge Pro Tem for the Alameda County Superior Court

Mediator for the Alameda County Superior Court

Elder Access Committee

Bench-Bar Bureau providing presentations on Legal Subjects to the Alameda County Public Schools

Judge/attorney scorer for the Alameda County Department of Education Mock Trial Competition

Law Day Committee

Volunteer for Pleasanton Senior Center

Volunteer for Pleasanton Library Read Project

Volunteer for Rebuilding Together

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