Courtroom Named in Honor of Judge Howard A. Levine
The Schenectady Bar Association recently held a dedication ceremony of a courtroom in honor of Judge Howard A. Levine.
From 1993 to 2002, Howard Levine served as Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. He was previously an Associate Justice on the Appellate Division, Third Department, from 1982 to 1993. His appointment to the appellate bench came only one year after his election as Supreme Court Justice for the Fourth Judicial District, where he served from 1981 to 1982. Judge Levine was a Schenectady County Family Court Judge from 1971 to 1980. He held the position of Schenectady County District Attorney from 1967 to 1970. Judge Levine was active with the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), serving for many years as chair of its committee on juvenile justice. The Association created and annually presents the “Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare.” In 2000, Judge Levine received the Association’s Distinguished Public Service Award and, in 2003, he was bestowed the Gold Medal Award, for “distinguished service in the law.” Judge Levine joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in 2003 as Senior Counsel and he remains a member of the Schenectady County Bar Association, in the tradition of his parents, both of whom were members.