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.

Judith S. Kaye Program: Conversations on Women and the Law

Monday, December 12, 2016

New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th St. NYC

The Judith S. Kaye Program’s inaugural presentation of Conversations on Women and the Law will uniquely feature the various aspects of Judge Kaye’s Court years through conversations with her former clerks. Judge Kaye is the first female to be included on New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, and the first woman to become New York State’s first woman Chief Judge. During her tenure as Chief Judge, she founded the Historical Society of the New York Courts. She was devoted to mentoring both her female and male law clerks as they moved through their careers, and this event is sure to be a touching and enlightening discussion about the many facets of this inspiring woman's trail-blazing roles.

Skadden Arps graciously sponsors this public program series.

This image is Judge Kaye’s official Court portrait, which currently hangs in the courtroom of the Court of Appeals. She and John Jay are the only figures in red among these portraits. An interesting side note to this is Judge Kaye’s request to have a woman painter paint a woman’s portrait. She specifically wanted framed photos of her family surrounding her, which artist Laurel Boeck was happy to oblige.

More details to be announced soon!

Partnering with the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Date TBD

We have begun discussions with our friends on the federal bench to plan a program that will look behind the scenes at the process by which N.Y. federal courts examine novel issues of State law, with representatives from both the State and federal benches. This program will be part of the events planned for the Second Circuit’s 125th anniversary celebrations taking place in 2017.

The Historical Society of the New York Courts        140 Grand Street, Suite 701 White Plains, NY 10601        914.824.5863