Our Supporters

The Society would like to thank all of the supporters who make its work possible. As a membership organization we depend on their continuing support and could not have achieved such success over the past 12 years without it.

Society Supporters

We are especially indebted to the individuals and organizations that provide grants and sponsorship of our projects. Working together, we have shaped initiatives that are meaningful to the donors and essential to our mission.

• Gloria and Barry H. Garfinkel Fund
• Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
• New York State Archives Partnership Trust
• Proskauer Rose LLP
• The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation
• The Supreme Court Historical Society

Our Gala Dinners

2014 Gala Video: The New York State Commercial Division...Two Decades of Success

For the Society's 2014 Annual Gala we honored the Commercial Division & its judges. The event was a tremendous success as we celebrated the contributions of the court to our legal history. Produced for the event was a documentary film looking back at the past two decades of the Commercial Division, since it was founded in New York and Rochester Counties on November 6, 1995. Featuring interviews with the men and women who were responsible for its creation, growth and continued success, we are proud to present this video here.

2014 Gala Dinner
The New York State Commercial Division...
Two Decades of Success

The Society would like to thank:
Henry G. Miller, Narrator
Michael W. Leahy, Producer
Stephen P. Younger, Producer
Mark C. Zauderer, Producer
Mustapha Khan, Director
Kyle I. Kelley, Cinematography & Editing

2013 Gala Video: Honoring Lady Justice: NYS Court of Appeals Women Jurists

On April 18, 2013 the Society held its annual fundraiser honoring the five women judges of the New York State Court of Appeals as of that date; covering a span of 30 years: Judith S. Kaye, Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Victoria A. Graffeo, Susan Phillips Read & Jenny Rivera. As part of the evening the Society produced a video of personal interviews and a roundtable discussion with the Judges. You can view this video below.

2013 Gala Dinner

The Women Judges of The New York State
Court of Appeals (L to R)
Hon. Judith S. Kaye
Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo
Hon. Susan Phillips Read
Hon. Jenny Rivera

The Society would like to thank Ken Barber of
Media by the Bay for producing this film

Annual Gala Dinners: 2007-2014

Annual Gala Dinner

The Society holds an annual gala dinner for over 400 that generates much of the funding necessary to continue our work. This is a glittering evening of fun, good food, and great conversation with colleagues, in an outstanding setting. We are proud to have held our galas for the past three years in the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. We depend upon the many firms and individuals in the New York legal community to make our annual fund-raising event a success. Without their help, we could not operate.

Please take a moment to read the gala programs from our past events, and participate in preserving our future. For information about our gala dinner, please: Contact Us.

Programs from Past Annual Gala Dinners: [PDF]

2014: The New York State Commercial Division...What a Success!

2013: Honoring Lady Justice: NYS Court of Appeals Women Jurists

2012: The New York State Bar and its Presidents

2011: Roy L. Reardon

2010: Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

2009: Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye

2008: Hon. Norman Goodman and the New York County Courthouse

2007: The Retired Judges of the New York Court of Appeals


The Historical Society of the New York Courts wishes to express our deep gratitude to our many supporters, including individuals, law firms, and other organizations for their generosity and continued support.

As an independent 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization, the Society depends on the generosity of others to carry out its mission. The great majority of our memberships are at the $25 and $50 levels. This amount does not even cover the cost of providing the generous benefits we offer our members, let alone fund our mission. We are very fortunate to be aided so generously by prominent firms and individuals in our New York legal community. Without this loyal support, our initiatives, including educational outreach, book publications, free public lectures, and oral histories, to name a few, and the administration of the Society (including developing and maintaining this website), could not continue. In addition, the Society works closely with the New York State Unified Court System to showcase and preserve its courthouses, courthouse art, and rich judicial history, to promote lectures within the courthouses, including a lecture series at the New York State Court of Appeals, and to provide displays in the public areas of the courthouses. This support makes these projects possible.

Contributions to the Society may take many forms, and we are happy to work with donors to shape a meaningful project for which a gift will be used. Gifts to assist the Society meet its general operating budget are always needed. The Society is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization. Contributions to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about ways to support the Society's work, please: Contact the Society

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