Supreme Court says it is necessary to “continue working with the same determination” after salary increase for judges approved by the Legislature

Supreme Court says it is necessary to “continue working with the same determination” after salary increase for judges approved by the Legislature

After more than a year of evaluating proposals, exchanges and litigation, the legislative Assembly gave way on Saturday to a salary increase for the country’s judges, a determination that represents an “important advance” to retain and attract the best talent to the Judiciary, said the presiding judge of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Maite Oronoz Rodriguez.

“We thank everyone who supported this effort to strengthen the institution that is responsible for resolving matters that come to court. It is up to us judges to continue working with the same determination as we have done until now, aware of the enormous responsibility that has been delegated to us for the benefit and well-being of our country,” the presiding judge said in a written statement on Sunday.

Senate Bill 1400, which now goes before the governor for consideration Pedro Pierluisi, It also includes the structure to standardize the salary scales of prosecutors, attorneys and registrars of the Justice Department(DJ).

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