Judge Profile

Robert M. Levy

Judicial Experience:

  • United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. Eastern District, New York

Other Professional Experience:

  • General Counsel, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • Senior Staff Attorney,Inter alia,Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Lead counsel, litigation challenging conditions at the Willowbrook State School.
  • Appointed to oversee, Eastern District's Alternative Dispute Resolution programs
  • Consultant, Mediation for the Federal Judicial Center
  • Assistant, Federal district courts
  • Trainer, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Trainer, ABA-CEELI
  • Adjunct professor, New York University and Brooklyn law schools


  • The Rights of People With Mental Disabilities, Southern Illinois University Press, 1996
  • analyzing ethnic violence and persecution, conditions of pretrial detention, freedom of the press and broadcast media, and conditions in orphanages in Northern Ireland and Eastern Europe

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Consultant, Mediation of the Federal Judicial Center
  • Assistant for developing and implementing court-annexed mediation programs., Federal district courts
  • Serverd Ethics, Civil Rights and International Human Rights Committees, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Committee on Second Circuit Courts of the Federal Bar Council
  • Member, Committee on Public Service of the Federal Bar Council.
  • Served on the advisory council, Doctors of the World Project of De-Institutionalization for Kosovar Children with Special Needs
  • advisor for the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, American Bar Association.
  • helped provide training to judges and law clerks, Republic of Georgi, 1998

Judges Practice:

  • Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy Part Rules