Announcements & News

SDNY EDNY NDNY Power Act Event 9/30/2020 (Virtual)

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The Intersection of Federal Courts and Veterans Law CLE 8/25/2020

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President’s Message

By President Kimberly M. Zimmer, Esq. At our Annual Meeting last December, I expressed some of my goals and hopes for the FCBA in the coming year, including continuing to foster collegiality, mutual respect, and friendship among our members. I had hoped that we could both increase camaraderie and grow membership in the Organization, and […]

FCBA Succeeds with Online CLEs

By Suzanne Messer of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC In an effort to find useful ways to continue to serve its members during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCBA has devoted significant efforts to providing increased CLE offerings since the “stay-at-home” directive went into effect in late March 2020. We began with a second run of […]

Speaking with… Robert G. Wells

Rob Wells is a criminal defense attorney based in Syracuse, with a reputation for humane, individualized and zealous advocacy, in both federal and state court, and also in college disciplinary proceedings. He also serves as a Pro Se Coordinator for the Pro Se Assistance Program, each year helping dozens of self-represented litigants better understand the […]

Clerk’s Corner: Update on Court’s Reopening Plan

By Chief Clerk John Domurad As we enter our fifth month in the new COVID-19 environment, I thought it would be helpful to provide the FCBA membership with a brief summary of responses to some frequently asked questions regarding Court operations. Is the Court holding in-person proceedings? Yes, but on a limited basis. During the […]

United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith Confirmed to Court of Appeals

On July 23, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith to be a judge on 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 […]

US Supreme Court: The 2020-2021 Term CLE via Zoom September 25, 2020

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NDNY-FCBA Annual Golf Event Bellevue Country Club August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020 Annual NDNY-FCBA Golf Bellevue Country Club  12:00 p.m.          Boxed Lunch 1:00 p.m.            Shot-Gun Start 6:00 p.m.            Cocktails & Dinner Please join members of the Judiciary and Bar for a great day of golf at beautiful Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse.  The event will include a boxed lunch, practice range, 18-holes […]

Winners Announced in Fifth Annual Essay Contest

The FCBA awarded a total of $4,500 in prize money to 20 high school students as part of the Fifth Annual Constitution Contest, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. District Court. This year, the number of contest categories was expanded to four: (1) essays, which had to be typed, between 1,000 and 2,000 words in […]