Announcements & News

“Professional Ethics Update 2019 – Army JAG and New York Practice” CLE

Professional Ethics Update CLE Announcement “Professional Ethics Update 2019—Army JAG and New York Practice” Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Registration at 1:00 p.m.) Best Western Hotel 300 Washington Street, Watertown, New York RSVP By: April 30, 2019 2 Credits Ethics Program Description: Comparing and contrasting the Army JAG Standards of Professional […]

US District Court NDNY/FCBA Attorney Admission Ceremony – Albany

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York will hold a Special Attorney Admission Ceremony, sponsored by the NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Albany, New York, in Courtroom #1 on the 4th floor. For complete application details:  ALBANYannouncement The day will start with a CLE in […]

2019 Law Week

Law Week for U.S. District Court will be celebrated at both the Albany and Syracuse Courthouses. It is an interactive 2 hour program covering Free Speech, Free Press and Free Society. Option 1:  The plan is to do On-site school visits.  A team of one Judge and one attorney will visit the high school.  On-site […]

Russo v Central School District No 1 Reenactment

Join the United States District Court, Northern District of New York, along with the NDNY-Federal Court Bar Association, in the reenactment of Russo v. Central School District No. 1 Members of the Judiciary and the community will be playing the roles of those involved in the Russo v Central School District No 1. In 1969, […]

Recent NDNY Decisions of Interest

By Mike Langan, Law Clerk to Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby, USDJ Arbitration Dogan v. Keybank, N.A., 18-CV-0205 (N.D.N.Y.) (10/10/18) – Diversity action against national banking association by passbook savings account holder, asserting claims of breach of contract, conversion, negligence, unjust enrichment and breach of good faith under U.C.C. § 1-203, arising from bank’s conversion of […]

FCBA Holds Annual Meeting, Dinner

The FCBA held its annual meeting and dinner on December 6, 2018 at SKY Armory in downtown Syracuse with approximately 110 attendees.

Trial Reenactment Focuses on the First Amendment

Trial reenactments are becoming an annual event in the Northern District of New York. For the second straight year, the Federal Court Bar Association hosted an historical trial reenactment for members of the public. This year’s choice was Russo v. Central School District No. 1, which is the story of a Rochester-area teacher who, in […]

Vacancy Announcement: United States Magistrate Judge – Binghamton, NY

http://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/news/vacancy-announcement-united-states-magistrate-judge-binghamton-ny

Constitutional Scholars Program ESSAY CONTEST CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Constitutional Scholars Program ESSAY CONTEST CALL FOR ENTRIES! Subject: The origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution–specifically, one of the seven topics listed on www.constitutionalscholars.org. Eligibility: All students in grades 9 through 12 in the 32 counties that constitute the Northern District of New York (i.e., Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, […]

Changes at the Bankruptcy Court

Author: FCBA President-Elect Joann Sternheimer With admiration and gratitude, we say goodbye to the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, Kim F. Lefebvre, after nearly 40 years of public service. Kim began his career at Basloe, Basloe & Gallagher, a general practice law firm in Herkimer, New York. In […]