Announcements & News

FCBA Fireside Chat with Judge Norman Mordue November 1, 2019

Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Fireside Chat with the Judiciary Hon. Norman A. Mordue, Senior United States District Judge Northern District of New York. The Honorable Norman A. Mordue will participate in an interactive discussion about his background and experiences and the history of, and practice before, the Federal Court. The […]

Rosenberg Trial Reenactment – Albany, NY 11/12/19

The Trial of Ethel Rosenberg is perhaps the most notorious espionage case in the history of the United States — the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1951 for conspiracy to spy for the Soviet Union. The Rosenbergs were arrested, charged, and tried in the context of the Cold War, against a backdrop of […]

Jaquith Selected for Appeals Court

President Trump on August 28 announced his intention to nominate United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C. The Court reviews decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Judges serve 15-year terms. Jaquith has served as […]

Clerk’s Corner: Summer 2019

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Northern District of New York going live with electronic case filing. Electronic filing has substantially streamlined the filing process and provided far greater public access to the court’s docket. However, inherent within this increased public access rests a strong concern about protecting private or privileged information. I’d […]

FCBA Utica Social Event @ Ocean Blue 9/24/19

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association invites you to learn more about our organization and meet our Federal Judiciary and their chambers staff. This event is FREE for all members and prospective members who are interested in learning about the benefits of FCBA membership.

“Trial Preparation and Relevance and Hearsay Refresher” CLE in Albany 9/26/19

Register Here for CLE: Trial Preparation Material Packet: Trial Preparation and Relevance and Hearsay Refresher CLE Materials Packet

FCBA & SU College of Law “The United States Supreme Court: 2019-2020 Term” CLE

Register Here: Supreme Court CLE Materials Packet 2019

FCBA Annual Golf Event – Edison Club, Rexford, NY – September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Annual NDNY-FCBA Golf Event Edison Country Club 891 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY  12148 AGENDA: 11:45 a.m.            Lunch 1:00 p.m.              Shot-Gun Start 6:00 p.m.             Cocktails & Food Please join members of the Judiciary and Bar for a great day of golf at the beautiful Edison Club.  The event will include lunch, practice […]

Speaking to… Kimberly Zimmer

Kim Zimmer is set to become FCBA President on January 1, 2020. Ms. Zimmer is a criminal defense attorney in Syracuse, her hometown. She started her career at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Honors Program in Washington D.C., as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division.  From 1991 to 1998, she was an Assistant U.S. […]

Acquittal Starts Clock on Fabricated-Evidence Claim: The Resolution of McDonough v. Smith

By William R. Harris J.D. Candidate 2021 University of Michigan Law School On June 20, 2019, the Supreme Court issued its decision in McDonough v. Smith, 139 S. Ct. 2149 (2019), holding that the statute of limitations on a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 fabricated-evidence claim begins to run when the criminal proceeding against the plaintiff […]