Biography

The Honorable Alice Schlesinger (Ret.) began work as a Criminal Defense Attorney with the Legal Aid Society in 1969. Her service at Legal Aid for the next 16 years included locations in both Manhattan and the Bronx.  She also supervised a complex with 20 attorneys on staff.

In 1973-74, Judge Schlesinger taught a Criminal Law Clinic at New York University Law School.

In 1984, she was elected to the Civil Court, where she sat until 1991, when she became an Acting Supreme Court Judge in New York County, sitting in the Civil Court. In 1999, Judge Schlesinger was elected to the position of New York Supreme Court Judge and served in that capacity until she left the bench on December 31, 2016. All of her 31 years as a judge were spent in Manhattan.

After retiring from the bench, Judge Schlesinger has served and is now serving as a Judicial Hearing Officer (JHO).

Judge Schlesinger attended Beaver College, now Arcadia, in PA and is a graduate of New York University Law School.