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Open-air police court being held in Portsmouth Square, San Francisco. To prevent crowding indoors, judges held outdoor court sessions.

A Look Back at Our 1918 Flu Pandemic Webinar – to Look Forward to 2022

With holiday travel plans, a new strain of the COVID-19 virus, and booster vaccination appointments, it is a good time to return to our 2020 webinar on the lessons learned from the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Watch now!

George McAneny

Catch Up on our Latest NY Legal History Podcast! 

Learn from our panel of experts as they discuss George McAneny’s legal legacy, his impact on planning, zoning, and preservation laws. McAneny can claim responsibility for helping to build the New York County Courthouse, Foley Square, and many other landmarks around NYC.

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Equal Justice in the New York State Courts

To close out our series Every Month is Black History Month, we are revisiting the important work of the court system in providing equal … More Equal Justice in the New York State Courts »

George Boyer Vashon: New York’s First African American Attorney

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 George Boyer Vashon: New York’s First African American Attorney »

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Announces the Lemmon Slave Case Exhibit Debut

During her biweekly video message, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore this week announced the debut of The Lemmon Case: 1852-1860 — A Prelude to the … More Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Announces the Lemmon Slave Case Exhibit Debut »

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