Condemnation of Anti-Asian Violence 

This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, HSoftheNYCourts publicly denounces the increasing instances of bias, violence and hate crimes toward Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and individuals of Asian descent in New York and in the nation. Read more.

Every Month is Black History Month

We at the Society believe every month is Black history month, as the achievements and struggles of Black people are deeply woven into the fabric of the State and nation. Each month this year, we will be highlighting a program, an oral history, or a story about the impact of Black people on the NY Courts.

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

A Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

On Monday, NYS Chief Judge Janet DiFiore provided this video update to report on the latest COVID developments affecting NYS courts and the justice system. This latest message along with all the Chief Judge’s messages are available in this archive.

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Mourning the Loss of Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, 1953-2021

We at the Historical Society of the New York Courts are deeply saddened about the tragic news this morning that Judge Robert A. Katzmann, … More Mourning the Loss of Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, 1953-2021 »

The Oral Histories of Hon. George Bundy Smith and Hon. William C. Thompson

In 2021, the Society is celebrating Black History Month every month, spending the year looking back at the impact of Black New Yorkers on … More The Oral Histories of Hon. George Bundy Smith and Hon. William C. Thompson »

Hon. Jane M. Bolin: Judging Across Decades

In 2021, the Society is celebrating Black History Month every month, spending the year looking back at the impact of Black New Yorkers on … More Hon. Jane M. Bolin: Judging Across Decades »

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