David Bookstaver, Director
Mai Yee, Assistant Director
Date: September 24, 2002
|New Historical Society for the Courts Unveiled|
|NEW YORK - Chief Judge Kaye announced today the formation
of the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York, a permanent
entity dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich past of the New
York State Courts. Court of Appeals Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt will
head the Society's Board of Trustees.
Chief Judge Kaye stated: "Much of the history of the New York State courts lies buried in the memories of hundreds of judges and lawyers, as well as in storerooms and attics across the country. With the formation of the Historical Society we put in place a vehicle to collect and preserve the wonderful history of the New York courts for future generations. I am truly delighted that Judge Rosenblatt has agreed to lead this effort. His love of history and knowledge of the courts make him the perfect person for this task."
The Society will accomplish its mission through the following activities:
Judge Rosenblatt stated: "We have a terrific history we want to share. But it first must be captured and preserved. This is a time-consuming task, but for those of us who cherish the courts it is a labor of love. The Historical Society will create an enduring testament to the contributions that the New York State courts have made to our State and Nation. I am honored to have this opportunity."
As a not-for-profit entity, the Historical Society will depend for financial support on annual membership dues, gifts and grants. Persons interested in becoming members of the Society are encouraged to contact Ms. Joann Dean, at (914) 682-3222.
The Society's Officers and Trustees are: