Announcements & News

Speaking to… Joann Sternheimer

Joann Sternheimer is the Managing Partner of Deily & Glastetter, LLP in Albany. She practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Joann began her career as a clerk to the Hon. William F. Tuohey, a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the District of New Jersey. She then worked as an associate at […]

Susan B. Anthony Trial Reenactment Comes to Syracuse

The Susan B. Anthony trial reenactment is coming to the federal courthouse in Syracuse, after playing to a packed audience in Albany in November. The reenactment of the 1873 trial of the civil rights icon will take place this Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the James M. Hanley Courthouse […]

The Federal Bar: Benefits of Federal Practice

This event is being presented by the Federal Court Student Bar Association at Albany Law School. There will be 3 panelists, Judge D’Agostino, AUSA Cathleen Clark, and Ryan Manley, Esq. discussing the benefits of federal practice with a reception immediately following the event. Members of FCBA are encouraged to attend the event and reception to […]

Federal Practice Bookshelf: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition

Reviewed by Mitchell J. Katz I recently had occasion to review a new edition of a treatise that may be of interest to members of the FCBA: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Robert L. Haig, ed., Thomson Reuters, 4th ed. 2017). This 14-volume set, released by Thomson Reuters and developed with the cooperation […]

Chief Judge Suddaby is receiving the Robert L. Haig Award for Distinguished Public Service

Chief Judge Suddaby is receiving the Robert L. Haig Award for Distinguished Public Service.  He will receive this award at the NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s Spring Meeting Gala Dinner at The Sagamore on Saturday May 5, 2018.

Featured Photo: United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart speaks at Albany CLE program

United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart speaks on March 23, 2018 in Albany at a CLE program entitled “Handling a Prisoner Case: Trial Advocacy for Pro Bono Lawyers.” A similar program was held on March 29 in Syracuse. CLE materials are available for FCBA members on the FCBA website.

FCBA Announces New Committee Chairs

FCBA President Mitch Katz has appointed new chairs of the Board’s standing committees. Generally, each committee has two co-chairs, one from the Capital Region and one from the Central New York Region. The Board is still searching for chairs of two committees: the Criminal Practice Committee, and the Technology and Information Committee. FCBA members interested […]

Gender Equality in Alternative Dispute Resolution: If Not Now, When? CLE

Women are grossly under-represented among the ranks of paid mediators and arbitrators statewide, and especially so in the Third Judicial District. Why? This CLE presented by the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee will explore that question, reveal how the selection process really works and provide insight from experienced mediators/ arbitrators on how to break-in, […]

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 […]