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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.

2008 Hon. Charles J. Hynes
District Attorney, Kings County
2007 Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau
District Attorney, New York County

Hon. Jonathan Lippman
Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York

2005 Hon. Judith S. Kaye
Chief Judge of the State of New York
2004 Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg
Mayor of the City of New York
2003 Hon. Eliot Spitzer
New York State Attorney General



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