Law School

Vermont Law School

Graduation Year


States Barred


Current City

Potter Valley, California

Career Highlights

Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op, Board of Directors, President, August 2008-2018
Member owned Co-Op with over 4,000 active member/owners.

Mendocino County Food Policy Council, Founding Member, 2010-2015
Worked to grow and strengthen Mendocino County’s local food economy.

Mendocino County Bio-Mass Working Group, Member, 2009-2015
Diverse group of community stakeholders worked to locate appropriate woody biomass energy generation in Mendocino County.

North Coast Opportunities, Board Member, Spring 2011-December 2014
NCO provides Head Start, Early Childhood Development, Community Action, and other programs in Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties.
Ukiah Valley Sanitation District, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2008-2010
Provides wastewater services for the area in and around Ukiah California.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Environmental Law


Clifford Paulin, Attorney at Law, Potter Valley, CA 2006-Present
Solo legal practice, handling a wide range of civil law matters.  Specialization in community land structures, transactions, and non-profit formation and management.

Potter Valley Irrigation District, Potter Valley CA 2017-Present
Legal Counsel.  Provide guidance on Brown Act, Contracting, Personnel, Public Records Act requests, and assorted legal tasks. 

The Oak Granary, Potter Valley, CA Operations Manager 2015-2018
Land Based Environmental Education Non-Profit

Mendocino County Meat Processing Working Group, Coordinator, 2014-2015 
Worked with the Mendocino County Economic Development and Finance Corporation to locate a small-scale meat processing facility in Mendocino County.

North Coast Regional Food System Network, Coordinator 2011-2014
Coordinated activity of 5 County USDA Rural Development project, connecting small-scale producers with markets, trainings, financial resources.  Developed marketing program and provided policy and advocacy advice to regional government bodies.

Greenfield Ranch Association, Ukiah, CA, Project Manager, January 2006-October 2006  Coordinated community pond dam repair project.  Worked with relevant regulatory bodies and contractors.

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