David Levin graduated from Harvard College in 1971, UNM School of Law in 1977 and has been a trained mediator since 1987. He began his legal career as a civil litigator and general practitioner, later becoming an "AV" rated Board Recognized Specialist in Family Law. David became Director of Court Alternatives, Second Judicial District Court, State of New Mexico, in 2002. As Director of Court Alternatives, David provides dispute resolution services, develops and implements dispute resolution policy and programs for the court, legal community, and community at large, and serves as a dispute resolution educator, speaker, and trainer. He is Co-Chair of the State Bar Committee on Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution, David has taught basic, family, magistrate court, and advanced mediation, as well as settlement facilitation.