Advisory Board of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy
The Hon. Jan Levine, ret.
Judge Levine served on the Los Angeles Superior Court from her appointment in 2003 until her retirement in February 2013. Assigned first to the Juvenile court, she handled both dependency and delinquency calendars. In January 2010 she began an assignment in a limited civil court at the Stanley Mosk courthouse. There she presided over both bench and jury trials. In 2011, she became an Assistant Supervising Judge and coordinated all limited civil courtrooms.
In 2005-2006, Judge Levine served as a new judge member of the Judicial Council Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee to the Administrative Office of the Courts. She also worked as a member of the Juvenile Delinquency Court Assessment Working Group. She followed that with service on the Juvenile Delinquency Court Improvement Resource Group. She participated in the planning of the annual Judges/Legislators’ Lunch as a member of the Superior Court’s Community Outreach Committee for a number of years.
A civil practitioner before her appointment, Judge Levine's legal experience included business litigation, personal injury, environmental protection, land use, and natural resource management, as well as appellate practice in all of those areas. She also worked as a consultant for Californians for Legal Aid and served on the Access to Justice Commission of the California State Bar Association, where she still serves as an ex officio member. In the community, Judge Levine has been involved with various organizations, including the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. She worked with incarcerated youth as a volunteer at Camp David Gonzales, a juvenile probation camp, from 2001-2008. She is a native of Los Angeles and mother of three adult children.