An article published yesterday in The New York Times showcases the fact that for the first time in New York History, judges are actually leaving the bench, not to retire, but to return to practicing law. A recent study showed nearly 1 in 10 judges leaving annually.
Judges in New York are required to be lawyers and in most cases have practiced law in New York for at least 10 years prior to appointment. Our judges have strong opportunities in the private sector and they need to be fairly compensated for the work that they perform on behalf of the state. The judges in our system are talented and experienced judges whose compensation must be kept fair and current to ensure their retention.
LRANY supports the review of judicial salaries and supports fair compensation for judges dedicated service to New York.