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Simone Levine

Simone Levine serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah.

Judge Simone A. Levine has dedicated her career to ensuring public accountability and impartiality in the criminal justice system. In May 2023, she was elected Criminal District Court Judge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Judge Levine has served as a homicide prosecutor, public corruption prosecutor, public defender and a private criminal defense attorney. She has worked as an official monitor of the criminal courts in New Orleans, fostering and teaching an integrative model of monitoring in communities across the world. And from 2011-2016, Judge Levine served as the Deputy Police Monitor in the New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor.

Judge Levine has spoken about her work in dozens of cities across the United States. She has been awarded the National Association of Civilian Oversight over Law Enforcement’s Contribution to Oversight Award, the New Orleans City Business’ Leadership in Law Award, Tulane University’s Social Justice and Advocacy Award, and Avodah’s Partners in Justice Award.
Judge Levine has taught law at Loyola University’s College of Law and taught Criminal Constitutional Rights at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Ms. Levine has been active in the Jewish community of New Orleans for the last thirteen years, both as a member of the Avodah NOLA Advisory Board and the National Council of Jewish Women. She lives in New Orleans with her two children.