NY Bar Groups Back Judiciary's $1.8B Budget Request

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 1:20 PM EST) -- The state's two largest bar groups backed the New York state judiciary's $1.81 billion budget request in full Wednesday, pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to find room for proposed funding increases lawyers say will stave off long-term damage to the courts system.

Both the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association were pushing back after the governor said the judiciary should get its request in line with his philosophy of capping increases at 2 percent. In doing so, the...
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