Why the Society? Trustees Answer! 

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re interviewing Trustees about why they stay involved in our work and why our shared mission continues to be vital to understanding how our past informs our present. Listen to their special stories!

New Event: Justice for Those with Developmental Disabilities

Willowbrook State School exposed devastating conditions in which those with developmental disabilities lived, though the institution was built for their care. A panel of attorneys involved in the case will discus the  litigation, consent judgment, and the relevance of Willowbrook today. Registration opens soon!

Exploring NYS Counties’ Histories

We may be familiar with the work of the Court of Appeals, but each court, case, and judge start in the counties. Our County Legal History Project project now includes 15 of our state’s 62 counties! Is Your County Available? Check now!

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What is the Significance of Judge Judith S. Kaye’s Red Shoes?

Click here to watch Judge Judith S. Kaye’s entire oral history.

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 »

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