Mission Statement

Albany County, Albany, The New York Court of Appeals

This Lady Justice graces the eight-ton Great Seal of New York carved in marble by C. Paul Jennewein. It forms the lintel over the courthouse entrance.

The Historical Society of the New York Courts was founded in 2002 by then New York State Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye. Its mission is to preserve, protect and promote the legal history of New York, including the proud heritage of its courts and the development of the Rule of Law. The Society promotes its mission through educational outreach to New York State students, and public programs and publications on these themes which inform our knowledge and role as citizens today.

The Society supports its programs through contributions from its members, gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, law firms and individuals. The Society is recognized as a (501)(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Financial information about the Society is available upon request.

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