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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. Lucy Adams Billings

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New York County Supreme Court
71 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-3856

Judicial Offices

Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Elected, 2010 to 2023

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2005 to 2009

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, 1999 to 2007; Elected, 2008 to 2017

Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, 1998 to 1998

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, 1997 to 1997

Other Professional Experience

Bronx Legal Services, Director of Special Litigation and Training, 1989 to 1997

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp., Consultant, 1996 to 1997

American Civil Liberties Union National Headquarters, Staff Counsel, 1986 to 1989

Bronx Legal Services, Director of Litigation, 1982 to 1986

Community Action for Legal Services, Director of Legal Support, 1982 to Present

Utah Legal Services, Senior Attorney, 1980 to 1982

Utah Legal Services, Chairperson of Public Benefits and Health Task Forces, 1980 to 1982

Utah Legal Services, Senior Attorney, 1978 to 1980

Utah Legal Services, Supervisor of Public Benefits and Health Unit, 1976 to 1978

Utah Legal Clinic Foundation, Representative, 1975 to 1976

Vermont Legal Aid, Staff Attorney, 1973 to 1975

City University of New York, School of Law, 2001 to 2002

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1984

Education

J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 1973

B.A., Smith College, 1970

Publications

The Proposed "Class Action Fairness Act", 54 Record 637, 1999

The Future of Legal Service: Legal and Ethical Implications of the LSC Restrictions, 25 Fordham Urb. L.J. 608, 1998

Local and Federal Statutory and Regulatory Bases for Preventing Lead Poisoning, 26 Trial Lawyers Q. 32, 1996

Tenants of Federally Financed Housing Lose Rights to lead Paint Abatement, 26 Clearinghouse Rev. 1583, 1993

Developing Regulations for the Safe Abatement of Lead Paint, N.Y.U. Envtl. L. J. 7, 1992

The Choice Between Living with Family Members and Eligibility for Government Benefits Based on Need: A Constitutional Dilemma, Utah L. Rev. 695, 1986

Federal Practice Manual for Legal Services Attorneys, 1989

Federal Task Force on Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Financing, Putting the Pieces Together: Controlling Lead Hazards in the Nation's Housing: Dissenting Views, 1995

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, National Association of Women Judges

Judicial Seminars Curriculum Committee, 1999 to 2002

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Member, New York County Lawyers' Association

Member, New York Women's Bar Association

Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Institute

Member, New York State Bar Association Civil Rights Committee

Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Member, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1973 to 1997

Committee Member, Utah Bar Association Administrative Procedure Committee, 1976 to 1982

Member, Vermont Bar Association

Co-founder/Board of Directors/Chairperson, New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning, 1983 to 1997