NY Judge Quits for ADR Job, Cites Pay as Reason
Posted Aug 16, 2012 7:16 AM CST
By Molly McDonough
A New York judge in the appellate division is leaving his $168,600-per-year job to pursue a position with a private alternative dispute resolution company.
He plans to leave the bench in mid-October to work with JAMS.
"It is a very difficult and heart-wrenching decision for me," Belen is quoted saying. The judge, who's been on the bench as a trial judge since 1995 and on the appellate court since 2008, declined to say how much he'll make at JAMS, only noting that it is considerably more than his court salary.
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