Announcements & News

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

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

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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 […]


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks at Syracuse, New York is due to expire on February 9, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the […]

President’s Message

By Joann Sternheimer Recently, I had the privilege of sponsoring a young attorney for admission to the United States District Court, Northern District of New York. It brought to mind my own experience of being admitted to the bar. At the time, I was law clerk to Hon. William F. Tuohey (Ret.), who insisted that […]

FCBA Awards Prizes for High School Essays

Prize money totaling $5,000 has been awarded to 24 high school students across the NDNY for outstanding essays on the U.S. Constitution. The prizes were awarded in a contest administered by the NDNY-FCBA’s Constitutional Scholars Program. Contestants had to submit an original essay of up to 2,000 words based exclusively on primary sources regarding the […]

Clerk’s Corner: Spring 2019

By Chief Clerk John Domurad We have all heard the saying that “technology is great—when it works.” Never has this adage proven more accurate than when applied to courtroom technology. If you have ever prepared to display your exhibit or document to the jury only to have the system fail, you know what I mean. […]

FCBA Sponsors Law Week Events Focused on First Amendment

The FCBA helped the U.S. District Court celebrate Law Week by teaching the First Amendment to more than 850 high school students across the Northern District. This year’s theme of Law Day (May 1) was the right of free speech in public schools, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in […]

“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 […]