Mission Statement


The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York 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.







The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York        140 Grand Street, Suite 701 White Plains, N.Y. 10601        914.824.5717