Join the Historical Society of the New York Courts

"It is never too late to start preserving court history, or to form a historical society that does so. Centuries or even decades from now, our successors will want to know what life and law were like...We should not disappoint them." Hon. Judith S. Kaye and Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt

Your Society membership will support our public lectures, publications, education initiatives, and projects to preserve and promote the magnificent courthouses and legal history of the judges and lawyers of New York State.

10/25/13 Program Learned in the Law with Justice Elena Kagan

Special Offers


$100 Friend Level
-A Suprise Gift

$100 Library Level
-Multiple copies of all Society publications

$250 Sponsor Level & Above
-A free copy of our latest book Opening Statements More Info
-2 free tickets to a public program of your choice in 2014

Judicial Notice, Issue 9

All Membership Levels Receive


Invitations to all of our CLE-accredited public programs, many of which are free to Society Members. In 2014 we are hosting:

April 30th: Illustrious Alumni at Albany Law School
May 13th: An American Tragedy: The Law & The Arts
December 15th: Asian-Americans and the law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary
TBA: 2014 Stephen R. Kaye Memorial Program


Our annually published journal Judicial Notice. Our upcoming Issue 10 will feature articles on:

Gitlow v New York by Daniel Kornstein
The 1850s New York & New Haven Railroad Stock Fraud Cases by John D. Gordan, III
The Legal Career of William Seward by Walter Stahr
Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr. by Janice Taylor & Cliff Branch

2014 Calendar, April

Past issues can be found on our Publications Page


Our Annual Calendar. In 2014 the calendar featured the "Due Process of Law," a phrase that dates back to 1354 and which features prominently in the development of New York's legal history.

Contact & Other Information

Memberships between $25 and $1,000 are tax deductible above $15 membership services. Memberships $1,000 and above are fully tax deductible.

All inquiries about memberships, donations, gift memberships, change of address, etc. should be directed to:



914.824.5864






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