Announcements & News

Speaking to… John Duncan, 2017 recipient of the Hon. James Duane Award

John Duncan was the 2017 recipient of the Hon. James R. Duane Award, given by the FCBA to a distinguished member of the Bar who has carried on Judge Duane’s legacy of commitment to the practice of law, unswerving integrity, and tireless efforts on behalf of the people of New York. In 2015, John retired […]

FCBA Incoming President Mitchell J. Katz’s Remarks at the FCBA Annual Meeting

Chief Judge Suddaby, judges of the Court, fellow officers and trustees, friends and colleagues. It is an honor to be elected to serve as President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. And I am honored to continue to serve with the dedicated group of Association officers, trustees, members of the […]

FCBA Holds Annual Dinner, Honors Lawyers and Students

The FCBA held its 14th annual dinner on December 7, 2017, at the Hilton in Albany. FCBA President Adam R. Shaw, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, welcomed the dinner’s approximately 90 attendees. FCBA Vice President Joann Sternheimer introduced the year’s 3 Scullin Scholars, 1 each from the law schools within the NDNY. This […]

Susan B. Anthony Trial Reenactment Draws a Huge Crowd

The Ceremonial Courtroom of the James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse was perhaps never so crowded as it was on the evening of November 16, 2017, when more than 200 people attended the reenactment of the 1873 trial of Susan B. Anthony. The FCBA organized and presented the event, which was directed by United States District […]

District Court Hosts New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the United States District Court joined with government officials to welcome a group of new citizens to the country. Twenty nine candidates for citizenship stood up in the well of the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Federal Building in Syracuse as Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby took the […]

Panel Recounts 50 Years of Practice in NDNY

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, in front of a roaring fireplace in Dineen Hall’s Levy Atrium at Syracuse University College of Law, 30 lawyers and law students eagerly watched a panel of practitioners and judges discuss the history of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York over the past 50 years. […]

Recent Careers Moves – Fall 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, M. Cornelia Cahill will be the deputy managing partner of Barclay Damon LLP. She works principally out of the firm’s Albany Office. In the newly created position of deputy managing partner, she will be working closely with the firm’s managing partner, John P. Langan, in Syracuse. As of October 16, Robyn […]

Recent Decisions of Interest – Fall 2017

Contributed by Eric M. O’Bryan and Eric J. Weinhold – Albany Law School, Class of 2018 Consumer Protection Kommer v. Ford Motor Co., 17-CV-0296(LEK/DJS) (7/28/17) – Putative class action for deceptive acts and false advertising under NY General Business Law §§ 349 and 350 arising from Plaintiff’s purchase of a 2015 Ford F-150 XLT Super […]

Speaking to… Randy Treece

Randolph F. Treece served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of New York from April 2001 until September 2015. He previously served as counsel to the Office of the State Comptroller, First Deputy Capital Defender at the New York State Capital Defender’s Office, Assistant Attorney General for the State of New […]

Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship Program – 2017 Application

Scullin Scholars 2017 Application In December 2005, the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association (“the Association”) established The Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship Program to recognize exemplary law students who attend Albany Law School, Cornell University College of Law, and Syracuse University College of Law.  In calendar year 2017, the Association […]