Hon. Lucy Billings

  (718) 618-1242

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Judicial offices

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


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

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1984

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
  • 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

Professional and 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


  • 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

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