Jonathan Lippman http://wshu.org en Mixed reaction to proposal raising NY judge retirement age http://wshu.org/post/mixed-reaction-proposal-raising-ny-judge-retirement-age <p></p><p></p><p>A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot in New York would raise the retirement age for some state judges from 70 to age 80. Opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved. Supporters include the state's 68 year old chief judge Jonathan Lippmann, who says the law created in 1869 is an "anachronism".</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:03:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 7771 at http://wshu.org Mixed reaction to proposal raising NY judge retirement age Courts make case for more civil legal aid http://wshu.org/post/courts-make-case-more-civil-legal-aid <p></p><p>New York’s top judge is holding hearings this week on the benefit of providing civil legal services to the poor. &nbsp;A US Supreme Court case guaranteed legal counsel to people accused of crimes, but that same right is not given to people going through civil court. &nbsp;New York courts are trying to change that. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:35:22 +0000 Charles Lane 5456 at http://wshu.org Courts make case for more civil legal aid Rules boosting pro bono work postponed http://wshu.org/post/rules-boosting-pro-bono-work-postponed <p>New York's chief judge is postponing the implementation of new rules designed to boost the amount of pro bono work lawyers do in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>This comes amidst an outcry from the state's bar association that the new rules are an invasion of privacy.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:59:03 +0000 Charles Lane 5219 at http://wshu.org Rules boosting pro bono work postponed