The Society is constantly developing, refining and planning new programs for our members. Here are some of the events that we have in the works, with more specific details to be announced in the coming weeks and months. Remember all of these events will be CLE-accredited, so don't miss out!

Don't forget to check out our Past Program Archive to view video and other information from our events dating back to 2003.

2018 Judith S. Kaye Program: Conversations on Women & the Law

Then & Now
A Look Back at Women Trailblazers & Forward
Has Equality for Women Been Achieved?

Thursday, June 21, 2018 • 6:30 PM

New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Map

2.0 NY CLE Credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Available to eligible Society members and to New York City Bar Association members (City Bar members please register at the City Bar website).

Pre-Event Reception held in the Judith S. Kaye Room at the New York City Bar
Available to Supporting Members of the Society and invited guests. Become a Supporting Member (or upgrade your existing membership to this level) when you register and you will receive a complimentary ticket for the reception.


This program will explore women pioneers in New York legal history, followed by a panel discussion on where women lawyers are today standing on the shoulders of the women before them. The panel represents a cross-section of professions in the law.

Presented in Partnership with the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee.

Luisa Kaye
, Daughter of Judith S. Kaye

Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (First Latina on the New York State Court of Appeals bench)

Historical presentation by Hon. Victoria Graffeo, Former Judge of New York State Court of Appeals, Currently Member, Harris Beach PLLC

Moderated by Hon. Victoria Graffeo
Susan Garcia, Esq.
Associate General Counsel, Thomson Reuters
Margaret Garnett, Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice, Office of the New York Attorney General
Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq., Executive Director, Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, and Past President, New York State Bar Association
Rory A. Leraris, Esq., Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Hon. Dianne T. Renwick, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department

The Society is grateful for the generous support of SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP, sponsor of this series.

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The Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts presents a 2018 LGBTQ Pride Month Program

July 3, 1973: The Day the Court of Appeals Made Pride Possible in NY

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Reception to follow

Supreme Court, New York County
60 Centre Street — Rotunda Map

Featuring remarks from:
William Thom, founder of Lambda Legal and the first openly gay judge in New York
Hon. Paul Feinman, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals
Hon. Rosalyn Richter, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department
Rachel Tiven, CEO, Lambda Legal
Arthur Leonard, Robert F. Wagner Professor of Labor and Employment Law, New York Law School
Hon. Michael Sonberg, Acting Justice, Supreme Court, State of New York (retired)

Co-sponsored by:
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
Lambda Legal
New York Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges
Historical Society of the New York Courts
Gender Fairness Committee of the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County
Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Courts

This event is free and open to the public — all are welcome.

Historical Society of the New York Courts        140 Grand Street, Suite 701 White Plains, NY 10601        914-824-5863