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.

Judith S. Kaye Program: Conversations on Women and the Law
Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye: A Clerk's Eye View

Monday, December 12, 2016 • 6:30 PM

Skadden Arps graciously sponsors this public program series

New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th St. NYC

2.0 NY CLE Credits in Professional Practice
Available to eligible Society members.

Pre-Event Reception 5:30-6:30 PM
The Society will host a reception at the City Bar preceding the program for Supporting Members, program participants and invited 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 Judith S. Kaye Program’s inaugural presentation of Conversations on Women and the Law will uniquely feature the various aspects of Judge Kaye’s Court years through conversations with her former clerks. Judge Kaye is the first female to be included on New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, and the first woman to become New York State’s first woman Chief Judge. During her tenure as Chief Judge, she founded the Historical Society of the New York Courts. She was devoted to mentoring both her female and male law clerks as they moved through their careers, and this event is sure to be a touching and enlightening discussion about the many facets of this inspiring woman's trail-blazing roles.



Hon. Janet DiFiore, NYS Chief Judge


Luisa Kaye

A Clerk's Eye View: A Conversation

Hon. Michael J. Garcia (1990-1992)
Henry M. Greenberg (1988-1990)
Roberta A. Kaplan (1995-1996)
Mary C. Mone (Counsel to the Chief Judge, 2000-2008)
Hon. Jennifer Schecter (1998-2001)
Hon. Robert M. Mandelbaum, Moderator (2003-2006)


Partnering with the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Date TBD

We have begun discussions with our friends on the federal bench to plan a program that will look behind the scenes at the process by which N.Y. federal courts examine novel issues of State law, with representatives from both the State and federal benches. This program will be part of the events planned for the Second Circuit’s 125th anniversary celebrations taking place in 2017.

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