Cyrus R. Vance Tribute

In 2003, the Fund for Modern Courts inaugurated the Cyrus R. Vance Tribute to honor Cyrus Vance’s vision, accomplishment, and integrity in government. The Vance Tribute recognizes a notable public figure who exemplifies Vance’s legacy, and who has made the New York State Court system more efficient, fair and accessible to all.

Cyrus R. Vance set an exemplary standard for public service throughout his career. He served as United States Secretary of State, Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, President of the City Bar Association, and was a Partner at Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett, LLP. Mr. Vance was also a leader of the Fund for Modern Courts, and served as the organization’s Chair from 1986 to 1990. In addition to his notable career on the national and international stages, Cyrus Vance was tireless in his efforts to reform the New York State Court system. Among his successes was promoting the implementation of merit selection for New York State’s highest court, producing the nationally renowned Court of Appeals we enjoy today.


Honorees

2015

2013

2012

  • Hon. Barry Kamins

2011

2010

  • Hon. Fern A. Fisher
    Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts
    Director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program

2009

  • Hon. Michael A. Cardozo
    Corporation Counsel of the City of New York

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

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