Paralegal Faculty and Staff

Cheryl Mackey
Cheryl Mackey
Department Chair/Professor
phone 510.723.6980
Professor Mackey received her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from U.C. Hastings College of the Law and was inducted into the Order of the Coif legal honor society. She received a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice with honors from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and the Classics from UCLA. She is a full-time faculty member and Department Chair for both the Administration of Justice Department and Paralegal Studies program. Professor Mackey is licensed to practice law in both California state and federal courts and is a member of the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association. She is also a consultant and subject matter expert for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in the areas of procedural justice, principled policing and use of force. As a proud Latina and first generation college graduate, she loves the law and its incredible potential to protect society's most vulnerable and seek just outcomes.

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Sunny Lerner
Adjunct Faculty
Department: Paralegal Studies
phone 510.723.6600