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The Enduring Legacy of John Jay

June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

John Jay portrait (in red robes) at the New York Court of Appeals Courtroom. Photo Courtesy NY Court of Appeals
2022 Stephen R. Kaye Memorial Program, Sponsored by Proskauer Rose LLP

While many may be familiar with Founding Fathers such as Franklin, Hamilton, and Washington, they may not be as aware of the impact of America’s first Chief Justice of both the NY Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay. His influence on America’s jurisprudence is profound.

Following in the first Chief Justice’s footsteps, our present-day Chief Judge Janet DiFiore will give remarks remembering John Jay as Founding Father of our NY and the nation’s courts in this auspicious year of the NY Court of Appeals’ 175th anniversary.

This conversation moderated by Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, retired NY Court of Appeals Associate Judge, with Hon. Mark CDillon, Appellate Division, Second Department Associate Justice, and Walter Stahr, Counsel for EMP Global, both John Jay biographers, dives into Jay’s jurisprudence in his critical role as founder of the nation’s legal system. The program will also explore Jay as diplomat, Governor, abolitionist and family man.


Welcome & Introductions
Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt
Retired Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals
President Emeritus, Historical Society of the New York Courts

Hon. Janet DiFiore
Chief Judge of the State of New York

Presentation: Jay, the Person and Professional
Walter Stahr, Esq.
Counsel, EMP Global
Author of John Jay: Founding Father

Presentation: Jay, the Chief Justice
Hon. Mark C. Dillon
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department
Author of The First Chief Justice: John Jay and the Struggle of a New Nation

Panel Discussion
Hon. Mark C. Dillon
Walter Stahr, Esq.
Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, Moderator

The Society is grateful for the generous support of Proskauer Rose LLP as sponsor of the Stephen R. Kaye Memorial Program.

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June 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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