Judge Ina Levin Gyemant served on the San Francisco Superior and Municipal Courts for 20 years. She was a member of the California Commission on Judicial Performance and served on the Ethics Committee and the executive board of the California Judges Association. Gyemant has been active in California judicial education since 1982 and served as chair of the Continuing Judicial Studies Program in 1988.
While presiding judge of the family court she founded “Kid’s Turn,” an educational program for children whose parents are separating or divorcing, as well as the “Rally Project,” which provides a safe place for pick up and drop off of kids whose parents are in high conflict. As presiding judge of juvenile court, she spearheaded the creation of the drug court team that formulated the Youth Treatment and Education Court. Despite her retirement from her full time judgeship in May 2001, Gyemant continues to preside over the YTEC Court.
Gyemant was born and raised in San Francisco, attending public schools through the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law. After a career in the criminal division of the state attorney general’s office she was elected to the municipal court in 1981 and elevated to the superior court in 1986.