Jan Levine

Juvenile Dependency Court Judge, Retired

Prior to her appointment to the Los Angeles Dependency Court, Judge Jan Levine practiced business, personal injury, environmental protection, land use, and natural resource management litigation, 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.  Judge Levine served on the Los Angeles Superior Court from her appointment in 2003 until her retirement in February 2013, where she initially handled both dependency and delinquency calendars.  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 became an Assistant Supervising Judge in 2011 and coordinated all limited civil courtrooms.  Judge Levine has been involved with various community organizations, including the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and has worked with incarcerated youth as a volunteer at Camp David Gonzales, a juvenile probation camp, from 2001 - 2008.