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Judges in a jam? They call Cohn

Pay raises for judges? Attorney Steven Cohn is there for them.

Mandatory retirement for judges at age 76? Cohn is there for them too.

The Carle Place attorney was officially named Tuesday as the attorney of record for retired Justice William LaMarca, who was forced off the Nassau bench in December after he hit 76.

LaMarca sued, arguing that he was elected in 2000 at age 67 and was entitled to serve out his 14-year-term.

Cohn replaces LaMarca’s original lawyer, Michael Montesano, who is running for the Assembly in Tuesday’s special election to fill the vacancy left when Rob Walker joined the Mangano administration.

Cohn also represented one set of judges in the three lawsuits charging that the failure of the legislature to raise their pay violates the state constitution. That case is pending before the state Court of Appeals.
 

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