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Statement by New York City Bar Association President Samuel W. Seymour on Legislation Establishing a Commission to Review and Adjust Judicial Salaries

New York, Nov. 30, 2010 - The New York City Bar Association commends the New York State Legislature for passing legislation establishing a commission to review and adjust judicial salaries. We also commend Governor Paterson for advancing the proposal, and Chief Judge Lippman and Chief Administrative Judge Pfau for all their efforts towards achieving passage. Our judges have not received a salary increase since 1999. The time has come to recognize the crucial role they play in providing New Yorkers with fair and effective access to justice, particularly as more and more individuals rely on the court system in this time of economic crisis.


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The New York City Bar Association (, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.