Historical Society of the NY Courts
140 Grand Street, Suite 701
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914.824.5717 or 914.824.5864
LEGAL HISTORY QUESTIONS:
If you have a question about the legal history of New York please put your request in an email to the with "Legal History Question" in the subject line. Please provide as much information as possible in your request so that we may best assist you with your request. Inquiries will be answered in the order received.
Please note: We can only answer specific factual questions. We cannot undertake extensive research for your project.
If you are searching for either records of attorney admissions prior to 1898 or case files from the Supreme, County, or Local Courts, all records are held by the Clerk of the County in which the admission or trial took place. Visit the State Unified Court System's website for contact information. Additional historical records can be found at the New York State Library and New York State Archives. For information on what can be found there please visit their websites, which can be found on our Relavant Links page.
If you have a question about your membership with the Society or about joining the Society please write to us at or call us at 914.824.5864. To become a member on-line please go to Join the Society.
JUDICIAL NOTICE SUBMISSIONS:
We accept article submissions for Judicial Notice on a continual basis throughout the year. We attempt to publish twice a year. Submissions are reviewed by members of the Board of Editors. Authors are not restricted from Submitting to other journals simultaneously. Judicial Notice will consider papers on any topic relating to New York State's legal history. Submissions should be mailed to the Executive Director.
The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York 140 Grand Street, Suite 701 White Plains, N.Y. 10601 914.824.5717