Announcements & News

Sixth Annual Constitution Contest Accepting Entries

The NDNY-FCBA Constitutional Scholars Program has launched its Sixth Annual Constitution Contest, open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in the 32 counties that constitute the Northern District of New York. As they did last year, contest entries must regard the origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, addressing a specific topic […]

Clerk’s Corner: New Year, New Local Rules

By Chief Clerk of Court John Domurad As we begin the new year, I thought it would be helpful to discuss some of the modifications made to the Northern District of New York Local Rules of Practice that became effective January 1, 2021. The Local Rules Committee carefully reviewed all of the comments and suggestions […]

FCBA Congratulates This Year’s Scullin Scholars

In 2005, the FCBA established the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship Program to recognize exemplary law students who attend the three law schools within the NDNY. This year’s awardees are: Ryan Hayes – Albany Law School Mr. Hayes was awarded a SUNY Legal Fellowship and the Catalyst Public Service Fellowship. He has interned at […]

“Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6): Impact of Recent Amendment and Best Practices” CLE Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 pm

NOTICE OF CLE PROGRAM Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6): Impact of Recent Amendment and Best Practices Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Presenters: • Brian J. Butler, Esq. (Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC) • John G. Powers, Esq. (Hancock & Estabrook, LLP) Program Summary: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) can […]

“Northern District of New York Local Rules: Overview of the Amendments Effective January 1, 2021” CLE

“Northern District of New York Local Rules: Overview of the Amendments Effective January 1, 2021″ CLE Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Presenters: • Hon. Brenda K. Sannes (U.S. District Judge, NDNY) • Michael Langan, Esq. (Career Law Clerk to Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby) • Lori Welch (Court Services Administrator) Program Summary: […]

NDNY-FCBA Constitutional Scholars Program CONTEST CALL FOR ENTRIES 2021!

CSP Flyer 2021 NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! Subject: The origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution–specifically, one of the nine (9)topics listed on www.constitutionalscholars.org. Eligibility: All students in grades 9 through 12 in the 32 counties that constitute the Northern District of New York (i.e., Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia,Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, […]

FCBA Holds its Annual Meeting, Remotely

The FCBA’s annual meeting, on December 3, was held via Zoom. FCBA President Kim Zimmer praised the FCBA’s adjustment to pandemic conditions in 2020, particularly the popularity of its online CLEs, which have grown in both offerings and number of attendees. Zimmer noted that a Supreme Court CLE, co-hosted with Syracuse University School of Law, […]

Federal Indian and Immigration Law CLE via Zoom 12/9/2020

Federal Indian and Immigration Law CLE Announcement Federal Immigration Law CLE Material Packet REGISTRATION LINK:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehe3p6raf83ff5e4&oseq=&c=&ch= NOTICE OF CLE PROGRAM The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents “FEDERAL INDIAN AND IMMIGRATION LAW”  Wednesday, December 9, 2020  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom. […]

Contest-Winning Art: Why Philadelphia? The Constitutional City

Zoe Costanza, a senior at Fayetteville-Manilus High School, won the FCBA’s First-Ever Art Contest with this entry, “Why Philadelphia? The Constitutional City.” View Larger

Contest-Winning Essay: The Founding Fathers Kept a Secret

By Gabriella E. Modesti, Jamesville-DeWitt High School ’20 Nothing spoken or written can be revealed to anyone–not even your family–until we have adjourned permanently. Gossip or misunderstanding can easily ruin all the hard work we shall have to do this summer.” (George Washington, Presiding Officer, 1787) As is clear from political scandals, Watergate being the […]