Gerald Lebovits has been a judge of the New York City Civil Court since 2012. Before that, he was a judge of the New York City Criminal Court from 2011-2012 and the New York City Housing Court from 2001-2010. A Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, he is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law. He formerly taught at St. John's University School and at New York Law School. A faculty member of the New York State Judicial Institute, he has taught opinion writing to judges and law clerks since 1993. He has authored the New York State Bar Association Journal's Legal Writer column since 2001 and has written Advanced Judicial Opinion Writing (7th ed. 2004) for the New York State Unified Court System. Judge Lebovits has given CLEs for dozens of bar associations and government organizations. He graduated from the Ottawa (LL.L.), Tulane (M.C.L.), and New York University (LL.M.) law schools.