The Desmond IOC
met yesterday for its first "brown bag" lunch meeting. Despite the weather, approximately 12 members attended and had a lively dialogue about the new deposition rules, a recent decision concerning settlement authority at pre
-trial conferences and a recent First Department Decisions (http://nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2006/2006_10132.htm
), mediation, and the recent Second Department decisions of Raffellini
, O'Donnell, and Lane led a lively discussion - although there were not many brown-bags to be had. Next month, manga
The next meeting is on March 7, 2007 at the Ceremonial Courtroom at 12:15. The topic of discussion will be the new DWI laws.
Also mentioned was the fact that Governor Spitzer's budget includes a judicial pay raise (see also http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1170237755668
). Supreme Court judges would make slightly more than first-year associates on Wall Street (less when bonuses are factored in).