Hon. Judith M. Reichler



            Judge Reichler is a Town Justice in New Paltz, New York, and consultant to attorneys on family legal issues.  She was executive director of the New York State Commission on Child Support during a time when major changes were being made in that area, and was one of the drafters of the Child Support Standards Act.  For six years, she was a child support magistrate in New York City Family Court.


            Before that, Judge Reichler provided legal services to indigent persons with family legal problems, including child support, custody, housing, and domestic violence.  She has been managing attorney for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx and for the National Center on Women and Family Law.


            A graduate of William Smith College and New York Law School, Judge Reichler writes and lectures widely, including training for judges and attorneys who participate in the integrated domestic violence courts.   She has written two books on child support (one for attorneys and one for pro se litigants), and is an editorial board member for the four-volume legal treatise, New York Civil Practice: Matrimonial Actions (Matthew Bender/LexisNexis), and author or co-author of over 30 book chapters, articles, and booklets.


            Among many activities, Judge Reichler is a member of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye’s Family Violence Task Force, and participates in its annual seminars for judges throughout the state.    


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