New York City Bar Association to Dedicate Room in Honor of Judge Judith S. Kaye

The New York City Bar Association is pleased to announce the dedication of a recently renovated room in honor of Judge Judith S. Kaye, who served as Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals. The dedication ceremony will take place on Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Judge Kaye, who passed away last year, was actively involved in the City Bar, having served on numerous City Bar committees. The City Bar awarded her Honorary Membership in 1995 and the Association Medal in 2008, recognizing her for having made exceptional contributions to the honor and standing of the bar and the advancement of justice in the community.

“This is a proud moment in the City Bar’s history,” said Bret Parker, Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association. “Judge Kaye essentially began her legal career here, and we thought this was a fitting tribute to a member of the legal profession who dedicated her life to public service.”

The renovation and naming of the room is made possible through the generosity and support of Judge Kaye’s children, through the leadership of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Proskauer Rose LLP, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and many generous individuals.

Interested media please email for access to the dedication ceremony.

More information, including the list of donors who supported the renovation, is available here.

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association  (, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the legal profession, promoting reform of the law and access to justice, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association, through its 24,000 members, continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.