NY Chief Judge Sees Tough Budget Choices Ahead

Law360, New York (April 4, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman hopes that a budget deal struck by Albany lawmakers will keep the lights on in New York's state courthouses, but he admitted to Law360 that the $170 million in cuts would be painful for court personnel and practitioners alike.

“We have to move forward, not backwards,” Judge Lippman told Law360. “It's going to be painful, and it's going to result in widespread layoffs. Exactly how many, we're not sure, but it will certainly, at the very least, have an effect on the...
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