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December 14, 2007

STATEMENT FROM NYS BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT KATHRYN GRANT MADIGAN ON JUDICIAL PAY INCREASE

"A pay raise for judges is the right thing to do. After nine years without an increase, they have earned a raise and they should not have to wait any longer to get it. The State Bar Association is one of many organizations that have called on the Legislature to act and we applaud the Senate for taking this important step forward."

The 72,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New Yorkand the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, NYSBA programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.

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