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The Attorney-Client Privilege is Not Dead – But it Does Have its Limits CLE via Zoom 6/24/2020

NOTICE OF CLE PROGRAM The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents  The Attorney-Client Privilege is Not Dead – But it Does Have its Limits  Wednesday, June 24, 2020  9:00 am – 10:15 pm (By Zoom)  Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom. To register for this CLE webinar, […]

Socially Distant Depositions CLE via Zoom 5/28/2020

The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents “Socially Distant Depositions”  Thursday, May 28, 2020 Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom.  To register for this CLE webinar, click the link provided to receive a link to log in.  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  R.S.V.P. for CLE by Thursday, […]

“Statements of Material Fact on Motions for Summary Judgment” CLE Webinar

The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents “Statements of Material Fact on Motions for Summary Judgment”  Thursday, June 11, 2020 Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom.  To register for this CLE webinar, click the link provided to receive a link to log in.  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 […]

COVID-19 Federal Employment Law and SBA Loan Update CLE

“COVID-19 Federal Employment Law and SBA Loan Update” CLE  Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. hosted via Zoom RSVP by Monday, May 18, 2020  This program will focus on the federal labor and employment law related developments related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including federal paid leave and expanded FMLA […]

NDNY ADR/Mandatory Mediation Program: Lessons Learned, Tips from Mediators and Settlement Considerations CLE Webinar 5/20/2020

NOTICE OF CLE PROGRAM The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents: NDNY ADR/Mandatory Mediation Program:  Lessons Learned, Tips from Mediators and Settlement Considerations  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YdmUVhfsRjuAVsY8pSRbcA  To register for this CLE webinar, click the link provided to receive […]

FCBA Essay Contest Stronger Than Ever

The FCBA’s Fifth Annual Essay Contest has received 41 entries from high school students across the Northern District. High schools represented this year include Guilderland High School in Albany County, South Glens Falls Senior High School in Saratoga County, Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt High Schools in Onondaga County, and Tyburn Academy in Cayuga County. Entries have […]

Circuit Split Deepens Over Whether Inchoate Drug Crimes Trigger Career Offender Enhancement

By: John J. Dowling III† When a defendant qualifies for the career offender enhancement under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, it often dominates plea negotiations due to the outsized sentencing exposure it entails. For example, without the enhancement, a defendant could be subject to a guideline range with a maximum of three years in prison, whereas […]

Clerk’s Corner: Spring 2020

By Clerk of Court John Domurad Please let me begin by saying that I hope this article finds readers safe and healthy during these turbulent times. I speak with confidence when I say every decision made by the Board of Judges during this crisis has placed the health and safety of the Court family and […]

FCBA Educates Syracuse Law Students

The FCBA’s Newly Practicing Lawyers Section teamed up with the Syracuse University College of Law to hold a social networking event at the College’s Dineen Hall on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The event began at 5:30 p.m. with a discussion led by a distinguished panel, composed of Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. […]

Speaking with… Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue

At 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019, past FCBA President Mitchell J. Katz interviewed Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue as part of the FCBA’s “Fireside Chat” Series in the atrium of Dineen Hall at the Syracuse University College of Law. The event was attended by approximately two-dozen law students, lawyers, judges […]