Simone Levine – New Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Candidate

Today, Tes talks with Simone Levine. Ms. Levine has dedicated her career to ensuring public accountability in the criminal courts. She is currently a major case prosecutor in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting some of the most serious and violent offenses in the city.  Between 2015 and 2021, Ms. Levine ran Court Watch NOLA, a group that ensures transparency, ethics compliance, victims’ rights, and constitutional rights in the Orleans Parish Criminal Courts. As the Executive Director of Court Watch NOLA, she blew the whistle on the practice of incarcerating rape crime and domestic violence victims for their failure to testify and the use of district attorney-created phony subpoenas. Ms. Levine has also served as the Deputy Police Monitor in the New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor.  Before joining the Office of the Independent Police Monitor, she prosecuted public corruption and white-collar crime cases. And before prosecuting criminal cases, Ms. Levine practiced criminal defense for ten years. She has served as an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School and is an advisory board member for Dillard University’s Center for Racial Justice, Delgado College’s Criminal Justice Department, and Avodah New Orleans. She has also sat on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Committee since 2017.  Ms. Levine 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. She has been personally profiled by the St. Charles Magazine, the New Orleans’ City Business Newspaper, and the New York Times. Ms. Levine loves most to spend time with her two beautiful sons, Elan age 9 and Ezra age 7. In her spare time, she also works as a referee and judge for the USA Boxing Association.

Simone Levine is running for Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge on March 25, 2023. 

To learn more about Simone Levine:
IG & Twitter: Simone4judge
FB: Simoneforjudge

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