NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS
JUDICIARY BUDGET, ACCESS TO COURT FOR ALL NEW YORKERS
New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James, Jr. today
urged state lawmakers to adequately fund the state Judiciary and provide
that “all people, including the weak, poor and unpopular as well
as those who rely on the courts to resolve their business and commercial
disputes,” have access to the courts.
“The effective operation of the court system is crucial to
maintaining an orderly society,” James said in testimony submitted
to the fiscal committees of the state Legislature.
James (The Legal Aid Society in New York City) endorsed Chief Judge
Jonathan Lippman’s no-growth budget plan for the Unified Court
System, which he described as “one of the largest and busiest
court systems, not only in the United States, but in the