.Legal luminaries like Benjamin N. Cardozo, and even former U.S. presidents like Dwight D. Eisenhower, all share a common bond special to the New York State Bar Association – they delivered addresses at Annual Meeting dinners.  From 1877 to 1995, the Annual Dinner was the flagship event for NYSBA, sometimes drawing more than 1,000 people. In 2020, the tradition will return. 

This year's guest of honor will be United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, who will receive the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service in the Law.

Thursday, January 30th  @ 6:30 p.m. 

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street 

New York, NY 

*Dress code is Black Tie Preferred


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NEW YORK, NY 10019



Contact Us: [email protected] or 646-553-3477

 Thank You to Our Premier Sponsor 

Judith S. Kaye Sponsors: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Greenberg Traurig LLP

Excelsior Sponsors: Boies Schiller Flexner LLP | Honorable Cheryl Chambers & Sherry Levin Wallach Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | NYBSA's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section DLA Piper LLP | Hahn & Hessen LLP | Ingerman Smith, LLP | Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | Paul, Weiss, Rikind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Syracuse University College of Law | Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Latham & Watkins LLP | McLaughlin & Stern LLP | Mirman, Markovitz & Landau, P.C. | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Empire Sponsors: Farrell Fritz, P.C. | Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP | Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, P.C. | Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. | Seward & Kissel LLP

Justice Sponsors: Arent Fox LLP Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC | Getnick & Getnick LLP | Kagan, Lubic, Lepper, Finkelstein & Gold LLP | Lamb & Barnosky, LLP | NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)  NYSBA's Business Law Section | NYSBA's Elder Law and Special Needs Section  Phillips Lytle LLP Rivkin Radler LLP | Jaspan Schlesinger LLP Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center 

Liberty Sponsors: Alex. Brown - A Division of Raymond James | Bank of America Private Bank Gibson, McAskill & Crosby LLP  | J.P. Morgan Private Bank

The Gala Dinner is now sold out. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


All guests are welcome to park at the Museum’s Parking Garage, operated by Standard Parking, on 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.  The garage is connected to the Museum. Upon departure from the event, there will be $25 parking vouchers available by coat check to pick up and present to the garage.