Adequate Compensation for Judges Is Essential for New York’s Business and Economy

A Report by the Atlantic Legal Foundation.

October 2008
From the Report:

This report regarding the impact of the current level of compensation of the New York Judiciary on the State’s economy and business community is respectfully submitted by the Atlantic Legal Foundation.

The Atlantic Legal Foundation is concerned that the current level of judicial compensation may adversely affect the business community and the health of the State’s economy.
An examination into this subject is important in light of New York’s position as the financial and commercial capital of the United States and arguably the world, and New York’s troubled current economic environment. Attention has been drawn to the issue by the litigation between Chief Judge of the State of New York, Judith S. Kaye, and the Governor and State Legislature concerning judicial compensation. The impetus for that litigation was the fact that judges in New York have not received a salary increase in ten years.

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