Announcements & News


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 […]

Chief Judge Suddaby Announces Appointment of New Magistrate Judge

On March 21, 2019, the Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York selected Miroslav Lovric to serve as a Magistrate Judge in Binghamton upon the retirement of Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles. Magistrate Judge Peebles will be retiring on June 30, 2019. Mr. Lovric received his […]

First Amendment Trial Reenactment Comes to Syracuse

On March 21, 2019, the historic case of Russo v. Central School District No. 1 was brought to life with a trial reenactment at the James M. Hanley U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building. The event was sponsored by the FCBA and featured NDNY judges, court personnel and attorneys among the cast. Mock trial groups from […]

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 […]