Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today on the state court system’s decision to allow judges who are past the mandatory retirement age to apply to remain in their jobs:
“It is indeed welcome news that New York State Supreme Court justices who are past the age of 70 will once again be allowed to apply to continue as judges. The association expressed its concerns Saturday that older justices were not allowed to remain on the bench, and they were relayed to top court officials. The announcement today by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore that this decision has been reversed will help our justice system run more smoothly and improve access to justice for lawyers and litigants.”
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The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
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