Norah N. 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 overall 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, Florida, and is a life-long Miami Hurricane. Norah earned her Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in the South Bay. During law school Norah worked in a reputable family law firm in San Jose in addition to clerking for the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara, for a Family Court Judge. She was extremely active in the Black Law Students Association, including serving as Secretary and President on her campus, plus sitting as an elected official on the Western Regional Division of the National Black Law Student Association. Norah maintains a deep commitment to eradicating race and gender-based oppressions.
Post law school, Norah volunteered with the Family Violence Appellate Project, a non-profit organization, committed to supporting survivors of violence on the appellate court level and developing a larger body of legal authority to be implemented on the County level. Since passing the Bar Exam she has worked in family law, developed and managed a pro bono family law “day-of-court” program for self-represented litigants in Alameda County, and has been tremendously active in local professional associations.
- BA, Political Science and Sociology, University of Miami, Florida, 2006
- JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2011
- Alameda County Bar Association – member
- Alameda County Bar Association, Barristers Executive Committee – former officer and member at large
- Earl Warren Inn of Court – member
- Charles Houston Bar Association – member
- Women Lawyers of Alameda County – member
- California Women Lawyers – member
- 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.
Norah loves animals and is the proud “mama” of Nala and Romeo, kitties she adopted from the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter in Martinez. She also is a fan of traveling and red wine.