Judge Profile

Laura Visitacion-Lewis

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, Re-Elected, 2012 to 2026
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County, Appointed by Mayor David N. Dinkins, 1993 to 1998
  • Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, Elected, 1998 to 2011

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Secretary, New York State Unified Court System, 1987 to 1993
  • Principal Appellate Law Assistant, New York State Unified Court System, 1985 to 1987
  • Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, 1980 to 1985

Education:

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., City College New York, 1977

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1981

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Co-presenter - "When Bias Compounds: Insuring Equal Justice for Women of Color in the Courts", New York State Judicial Seminar, 1999 - 1999
  • Anti-Bias Committee for the Criminal Court of the City of New York, Representative for New York County Panel, Subcommittee for Child Care Service, 1996 - 1997
  • Mentor and Member of Board of Directors, WomenCare, Inc., 1991 - 1996
  • Assigned Counsel Screening Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, 1991 - 1996
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1991 - 1994
  • Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Legal Problems of the Financially Impoverished and Minority Elderly

Judges Practice:

  • Individual Judges' Rules Non Commercial Division
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