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.

Bad Apples in the Big Apple: Notorious Criminal Trials in New York
Thursday, July 28, 2016 • 6:30-8:00 PM

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

1.5 NY CLE Credits in Professional Practice
(Available to eligible Society members)

—Free Admission—

The program will open with a brief presentation on the history of famous and infamous New York criminal cases. Then Hon. Michael Obus will lead a discussion with a panel of defense and prosecution lawyers dissecting current and historic cases and their outcomes, trial strategy, and issues arising from these notorious cases, including safety of witnesses and juries, and the court management of high profile cases. A welcome and introductions will be made by the Society's president and former NY Court of Appeals judge Albert M. Rosenblatt. It will prove to be a fascinating evening!


Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, President, The Historical Society of the New York Courts

David L. Goodwin, Warren J. Sinsheimer Fellow, Partnership for Children's Rights

Moderator: Hon. Michael Obus, Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters, New York County
Karen Friedman Agnifilo, Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office
Daniel Gitner, Partner, Lankler, Siffert & Wohl LLP
Laurie Korenbaum, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
Harlan Protass, Partner, Clayman & Rosenberg LLP

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

Through the generous support of Skadden Arps, we have established this important opportunity for programming focusing on women and the law. We feel this is an especially fitting tribute to our Founder, Judith S. Kaye, because she herself stood as a seminal figure among women and the law, and she devoted her time and heart to mentoring and supporting women as they moved into the legal system, and as they moved through life needing the support of our courts. We have begun discussion on an inaugural program, please stay tuned for details!

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.

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