Federal Judicial Pay


The FBA supports the federal judiciary consistent with and in implementation of resolutions previously adopted by the Federal Bar Association, including support for equitable compensation and regular periodic adjustments for the federal judiciary, as well as senior officials of the Executive Branch and members of Congress, to promote the recruitment and retention of the highest quality public servants.
Letter to Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
FBA President Ashley Belleau's letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government regarding federal court funding.
(April 27, 2011)

Letter to House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
FBA President Ashley Belleau's letter to the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government regarding federal court funding.
(April 27, 2011)

FBA Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court
The Federal Bar Association has filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court of the United States to accept a case that contends that the denial of cost-of-living salary adjustments to federal judges violates the Constitution.
(June 14, 2010)

Letter to Congressional Leaders in Support of 2009 COLA for the Federal Judiciary
In a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, and Minority Leader Boehner, FBA President Juanita Sales Lee urges the House of Representatives to pass legislation that provides to all federal judges a cost-of-living adjustment for 2009.
(December 8, 2008)

Letter to House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization
In a letter to House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, FBA President William N. LaForge urges for congressional and presidential action to elevate judicial salaries, along with those of high-level Executive Branch officials and members of Congress.
(September 27, 2006)

Federal Judicial Pay: An Update on the Urgent Need for Action
A white paper of the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association
(May 2003)

Federal Judicial Pay Erosion: A Report on the Need for Reform
A white paper of the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association
(February 2001)

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