Announcements & News

FCBA Annual Golf Event – Bellevue CC – Syracuse – August 24, 2020

2020 Golf Event SAVE THE DATE Flyer – FCBA Please SAVE THE DATE to join members of the Judiciary and Bar for a great day of golf at beautiful Bellevue Country Club. The event will include lunch, practice range, 18-holes of golf with cart, prizes, cocktail hour and dinner buffet. The format will be a […]

FCBA Happy Hour @ Everson Museum of Art 3/25/2020

Social Networking Event @ SU College of Law 2/26/2020

Event Summary: For newly practicing FCBA members, law clerks and staff attorneys from the Northern District of New York, and select faculty and current students from the College of Law. In addition to providing a networking and social event for newly practicing lawyers in the Northern District of New York, there will be a brief […]

Clerk’s Corner: Winter 2020

By Clerk of Court John Domurad One of the most rewarding and sometimes most challenging aspects of being a member of the Clerk’s Office is addressing concerns from our pro se filers. Many pro se litigants make their way to federal court because all other avenues for relief have proven unsuccessful. Unfortunately, in many cases […]

President’s Message

By Kim Zimmer I have had the slowest ascent to President of the Federal Court Bar Association in the history of this Organization. I have thought about why that is and I finally decided it must be because I am so shy, soft-spoken, and reserved. I “grew up” in the Federal Courts. After I finished […]

FCBA Holds Annual Meeting and Dinner at Historic Albany Location

The FCBA held its annual meeting and dinner on December 5, 2019, at a former-bank-headquarters-turned banquet-hall at 60 State Street in Albany. The afternoon started with a CLE program at the James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse. The first part of the program, entitled “Effective, Efficient and Ethical Practice in Federal Court: What the Judges Want […]

Essay Contest Expands to Include Art, Videos and Poems

The NDNY-FCBA’s Constitutional Scholars Program has expanded its Fifth Annual Essay Contest to include categories for video performances, graphic art and poems/short stories. The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in the 32 counties that constitute the Northern District of New York. As in prior years, entries in each category […]

Tech Tools for Small Firms CLE

“Tech Tools for Small Firms”  This program will focus on increasing your effectiveness and efficiency while complying with the ethics requirement to safeguard your clients’ information. Leverage technology and tweak your office hardware, software, and cloud-based products to help level the playing field when litigating against larger, better-resourced law firms. Implement inexpensive technology to manage […]

Third Annual Trial Reenactment Tells the Story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

More than 200 people packed into the Ceremonial Courtroom of the James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse on the evening of November 12, to watch the re-enactment of one of the most infamous trials in U.S. history – the 1951 espionage trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The Rosenberg trial was the third annual reenactment organized […]

Rosenberg Trial – Syracuse 3/12/20

Syracuse Rosenberg FLYER Join the United States District Court, Northern District of New York, along with the NDNY-Federal Court Bar Association as we present: The Rosenberg Trial James M. Hanley U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building Ceremonial Courtroom on 3rd floor 100 South Clinton Street Syracuse, NY 13261 Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 […]