upcoming event arrowJune 4, 2015

Dancing with the Law
Counsel, Choreography and Copyright

Thursday, June 4, 2015 • 6 PM
Court of Appeals Hall (20 Eagle Street, Albany, NY)

Reception immediately following the program, sponsored by The Historical Society of the New York Courts.

Featuring Randal R. Craft, Jr., General Counsel for the New York City Ballet, Holland & Knight

Seating for this event is limited.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 26 by
or call 518-455-7818

upcoming event arrowJune 17, 2015

Fighting Human Trafficking on the Front Lines
New York State Courts and their Law Enforcement Partners

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Program: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The NYC Bar Association
42 W. 44th Street Map

1.5 NY CLE Credits Pending

The Society is working with NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on a program that will include a conversation with representatives of the police and legal community moderated by the Chief Judge, a look at the history of human trafficking in the United States and the development of the trailblazing Human Trafficking Intervention Courts in New York.


Introduction & Welcome
Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York

Panel Discussion
Judge Lippman, Moderator
Cyrus Vance, Jr., New York County District Attorney
John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-Terrorism, NYPD

Human Trafficking in New York
How did it happen? Where is it going?
Anne Milgrim, Vice President of Criminal Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation & Senior Fellow, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University

Case Studies
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families

Closing Remarks
Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York & Of Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP


upcoming event arrowNovember 5, 2015

Western New York Women Pioneers in the Law
A Celebration

Thursday, November 5, 2015
SUNY Buffalo Law School (211 Putnam Way, Buffalo, NY)

The next program in the Society's series hosted with the Upstate Law Schools will look at the contributions of women from western New York to our legal heritage. Hosted in partnership with Buffalo Law School, the program will highlight the contributions of:

  • Shirley St. Hill Chisholm, First African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress (NY 12th District, 1969-1983)
  • Charlotte Smallwood-Cook, First woman District Attorney in New York (Wyoming County, 1950-1953)
  • Belva B. Lockwood, First woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Kate Stoneman, First woman admitted to practice in New York
  • Helen Z.M. Rodgers, First woman graduate of Buffalo Law School
Further Details To Be Announced!

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