Devin Robinson for Judge
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THE TRUST WE NEED IN BROOKLYN CIVIL COURT

When Devin Robinson was an arbitrator in small claims court, he saw the kinds of problems people face every day: tenants trying to get their security deposit back; small businesses trying to get paid for their work. They came to small claims court because they believed that the court would give them justice. Devin listened to their stories and grew to understand what justice meant to them. It’s not only the trust that others will do the right thing. It’s also the trust and power that we give others to take care of us. Devin Robinson wants to be a judge because he wants to be the caretaker of that trust.

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THE DISTRICT

• Fort Greene • Park Slope • Carroll Gardens 

• Red Hook • Gowanus • Columbia Heights

• Brooklyn Heights • Vinegar Hill • Navy Yard

• Cobble Hill • Boerum Hill • Downtown Brooklyn

 
 

MEET DEVIN ROBINSON

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Devin’s life has always been about service to his community — a value instilled in him early on by his parents, Boy Scout troop, and church. Since moving to Brooklyn 20 years ago Devin has ingrained himself in the community and built a legacy of service. From registering voters with the Independent Neighborhood Democrats political club, to serving as a lay leader at All Saints Episcopal Church in Park Slope, hosting a homeless shelter, and organizing food, clothing, and Christmas gift drives with local charity groups.

After graduating from the UCLA School of Law, Devin became a private practice attorney in New York, with the goal of using his legal experience to defend and serve his community in the courtroom. For this reason, Devin also volunteered for an arbitrator in small claims court. When Devin joined the Hon. Devin P. Cohen as his Principal Law Clerk, he began serving as a mentor to law students.  For the past six years, Judge Cohen and Devin have mentored a diverse group of law students from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities.

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Devin made the choice to run for Civil Court Judge after working as an arbitrator in small claims court. In that role, he gained an appreciation for the arduous problems members of his community faced every day: tenants trying to get their security deposit back; small businesses trying to get paid for their work. Devin saw that they came to small claims court because they truly believed the court would give them justice. This experience taught Devin what justice truly means to every single person who steps inside a courtroom and has served as a guiding light throughout his legal career.

Our judicial system isn’t just about the “right” result— it’s the trust and power that we give others to take care of us. I aspire to be the caretaker of that trust.

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