Lucy Adams Billings

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2005 to Present
  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, Elected, 2008 to 2017
  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, 1999 to 2007
  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, New York County, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, 1998 to 1998
  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, New York County, 1997 to 1997

Other Professional Experience:

  • City University of New York, School of Law, 2001 to 2002
  • Director of Special Litigation and Training, Bronx Legal Services, 1989 to 1997
  • Consultant, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp., 1996 to 1997
  • Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union National Headquarters, 1986 to 1989
  • Director of Litigation, Bronx Legal Services, 1982 to 1986
  • Senior Attorney, Utah Legal Services, 1980 to 1982
  • Chairperson of Public Benefits and Health Task Forces, Utah Legal Services, 1980 to 1982
  • Senior Attorney, Utah Legal Services, 1978 to 1980
  • Supervisor of Public Benefits and Health Unit, Utah Legal Services, 1976 to 1978
  • Representative, Utah Legal Clinic Foundation, 1975 to 1976
  • Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid, 1973 to 1975
  • Director of Legal Support, Community Action for Legal Services, 1982

Education:

  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., Smith College, 1970

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1984

Publications/Lectures:

  • 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/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, National Association of Women Judges
  • Judicial Seminars Curriculum Committee, 1999 - 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 - 1997
  • Committee Member, Utah Bar Association Administrative Procedure Committee, 1976 - 1982
  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Co-founder/Board of Directors/Chairperson, New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning, 1983 - 1997
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.