About Norah Alyami

Attorney Norah AlyamiNorah Alyami is an ambitious family law attorney who has dedicated her career to helping families during difficult times. She is a compassionate and empathetic counselor who cares about the whole well-being of her clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Ms. Alyami is a native to the Bay Area and grew up in Contra Costa County. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Florida in 2006 and is a life-long fan of the Miami Hurricanes. Norah earned her Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in the South Bay. During law school Norah worked in a family law office in San Jose in addition to clerking for a Family Law Judge in Santa Clara County. She was active in the Black Law Students Association, including serving as Secretary and President.

Post law school, Norah volunteered with the Family Violence Appellate Project, a non-profit organization, in addition to working for a solo family law practitioner. Since passing the Bar Exam she has worked in family law firms, has developed and managed pro bono family law “day-of-court” clinics for self-represented litigants in Alameda County, and has been tremendously active in local professional associations.

Education

  • BA, Political Science and Sociology, University of Miami, Florida, 2006
  • JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2011

Professional Associations

  • Alameda County Bar Association – member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Barristers Executive Committee – officer
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Barristers Executive Committee – member
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association – member
  • Earl Warren Inn of Court – member
  • Charles Houston Bar Association – member
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County – member
  • California Women Lawyers – member

Community Engagement

  • FLY (Fresh Lifelines for Youth)
    • Youth mentor and legal education facilitator
  • MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth)
    • Policy and Legislative Committee member

Nominations and Appointments

Ms. Alyami was appointed by the California Supreme Court in 2017 to sit on the Standardizing Panel for the State Bar examination. She participated in hours of review of bar examinations and actively contributed data to present to the State Bar Examiners relating to the cut score.

Norah was nominated and served on the Alameda County Bar Associations confidential committee to review Nominations for board member applicants.

Extra Curriculars

Norah is a certified Zumba instructor and has been teaching weekly classes for the last 5 years at her local community center.

Norah loves animals and is the proud “mama” of Nala and Romeo, kitties she adopted from the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter in Martinez.

Cats - Nala & Romeo