Letters to the Editor

6th December, 2015

In his article on November 22, Pat Leahy argues for increasing judicial pay by pointing out how the very highly paid “top” lawyers will not take a drop in income to become judges. I reject two premises of his argument.

Firstly, the concept that the highest-paid lawyers are the best legal minds is flawed. There are many determinants involved in being a top earner that are at best irrelevant, and at worst undesirable, characteristics...

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