Friday, February 5, 2016

State judge salaries would near $200,000 under new plan, a 40% hike since 2011 | syracuse.com

      While the focus of public rage over politician salaries is elsewhere, New York judges are starting to rival school superintendents for salary and the elected posts are increasingly becoming prime plums for lawyers, especially in areas of the state where lawyers struggle to get $200 an hour.
       With judge salaries nearing $200K, our local judges are smiling as they get the raises without nasty grams on the OP/ED page.
        One of two City judge posts is up in 2017 and the higher pay will likely entice someone anxious for a good job to run against incumbent Catherine Palermo, who was appointed to a part time slot in 2012 prior to the Legislature making it  full time slot.
        While a limited number of lawyers live in the City, the name of last year's Democratic DA candidate has been mentioned, if he is willing to switch party registration.
         The salary and benefits and the ten year term are enticing and it's a job with prestige without having to hustle up clients or pay a staff.
State judge salaries would near $200,000 under new plan, a 40% hike since 2011 | syracuse.com

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another impact of $15/hour!!!

Anonymous said...

That would be a good double dipping gig for our former DA.
Is a judge a no show job? Or just a semi no show job?
What do they do with their time when a part time is turned into a full time with no increase in work? do they do what the prison gourds do and fudge their time cards on training day? Or do what the teachers do on staff development day and simply don't have time cards?

Anonymous said...

This is whats so phony about this.. Ritchie, Griffo, Blankenbush and little scream and preach against a minimum wage hike and talk to press constantly yet in this case they just quietly let it go.
Has anyone really figure out why Ritchie is in office anyway...

Anonymous said...

You just can't help taking shots at education. It is very humorous.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget that all the District Attorneys would also get the big raise as their salaries are tied to the judges salaries.

Anonymous said...

11:23, you need to say more than that to make a point. Where do you teach? You must have been on break at 11:23, or did it rain today?

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't he take shots at the educational system? They richly deserve it.


"struggle to make $200 per hour" As someone who has been on the receiving end of "those who struggle to make $200 per hour" for their services on several occasions over the years, forgive me if I don't feel much sympathy for their "plight"!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tirene struggles at $200/hour