As the legislative session nears an end, New York judges on Tuesday continued their unprecedented push to persuade politicians to raise judicial salaries.

Led by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, small armies of judges have converged on the Legislature week after week, visiting lawmakers, bumping elbows with lobbyists and competing for attention with activists, pressure groups and influence peddlers of every stripe. Sometimes they individually call on legislators in their home districts. Sometimes they approach them en masse.