Commission Raises NY Judges' Salaries 27% Over 3 Years

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT) -- After more than a decade of stagnant salary for New York judges, a special state commission on Friday voted to increase their pay by 27 percent over three years, a decision that lawyer groups and judges felt was too small.

The seven-member Special Commission on Judicial Compensation increased judicial salaries from $136,700 to $174,000 by 2014, with annual increases in between. But judges were hoping for more — the state bar association in one report called for an immediate jump to $192,000 — as increases in...
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