States Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will be presented with the
Gold Medal Award of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) at a gala dinner
at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Thursday, January
event will feature a conversation between Associate Justice Kagan and Professor
of Law John Q. Barrett of St. John’s University School of Law.
event will take place:
Interested media please note
Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
- Media space is limited for this event and
media credentials will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Media wishing to cover the event MUST
pre-register by emailing Barb Mahan, [email protected] or calling 518-487-5653 no later than
Thursday, January 23 at 4 p.m.
- In order to complete pre-registration, media
attendees MUST provide the name, email and mobile phone number of
personnel planning to cover the event.
- Media who have not pre-registered will not
be admitted to the event.
Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed by NYSBA, is awarded each year to a
lawyer whose qualifications include outstanding legal accomplishments, an
active interest in and positive influence upon the profession, and constructive
contributions in civic and community matters.
Gold Medal Award will be presented to Justice Kagan at NYSBA’s gala dinner. The
gala dinner had been an annual NYSBA tradition since 1877 but was discontinued
in 1995, and this year marks the return of the event. The dinner is part of
NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in New York City January 27 through 31.
Kagan is the tenth Supreme Court justice to receive NYSBA’s Gold Medal award.
Other high court recipients include: Sandra Day O’Connor (2008), Ruth Bader
Ginsburg (1995), William J. Brennan, Jr. (1993), Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (1989),
Potter Stewart (1984), Thurgood Marshall (1976), John Marshall Harlan (1966),
Felix Frankfurter (1961) and Robert H. Jackson (1954).
About the New York State Bar
New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association
in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law,
educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the
rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
Contact: Dan Weiller