The Society is constantly developing, refining and planning new programs for our members. Here are some of the events that we have in the works, with more specific details to be announced in the coming weeks and months. Remember all of these events will be CLE-accredited, so don't miss out!

Don't forget to check out our Past Program Archive to view video and other information from our events dating back to 2003.

Stephen R. Kaye Program Series

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Erie v. Tompkins

A Young Lawyers Committee Event

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 6:30 PM

New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Map

2.0 NY CLE Credits in Professional Practice
Available to eligible Society members, NYC Bar Association members, and Proskauer Rose attorneys. City Bar members please register at the City Bar website.

Pre-Event Reception
Available to Society's invited guests and supporting members, and Proskauer Rose guests. Become a Supporting Member (or upgrade your existing membership to this level) when you register and you will receive a complimentary ticket for the reception.

The Society is grateful for the generous support of PROSKAUER ROSE LLP as sponsor of the Stephen R. Kaye Program series.


Erie v. Tompkins is a landmark Supreme Court case that wrought one of the largest sea changes in federal and state jurisprudence. Its waves are still felt today. Our panelists will discuss Erie’s lasting contribution to America’s great federal experiment. They will present on what came before Erie; the unique facts of the case and its often-overlooked New York ties; and the legal world that Erie created, including issues that persist today such as forum shopping and how state law is made in federal courts. Photographs and an original railroad spike will be on display, transporting you back to the years of the Erie Railroad.

There will also be a raffle of a special prize for the first 100 people who arrive at the event, so make sure you arrive on time!

(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Rhys Davies, Esq., Partner, Allen & Overy
Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, President, Historical Society of the New York Courts & Former Judge, NYS Court of Appeals
Prof. Amanda Sen, Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering, NYU Law School
Hon. Robert S. Smith, Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP & Former Judge, NYS Court of Appeals
Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Video of the Program Available Soon!

Save the Date!

Tribal Courts in New York:
Case Study of the Oneida Indian Nation

Presented in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 • 6:30 PM

New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Map

More Details to be Announced Soon!

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