Announcements & News

Career Talk: Federal Court Practice and Judicial Clerkships – April 14, 2022 at Albany Law School

The NDNY Federal Court Bar Association is Proud to Sponsor Career Talk: Federal Court Practice and Judicial Clerkships Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 4:30pm Dean Alexander Moot Court Room Reception to follow in the East Foyer @ 5:30pm Drinks and lite fare by Innovo Kitchen RSVP Requested: Click the link below to register Panelists: Hon. […]

Upcoming Events

March 17 at 10, via Zoom: CLE on What Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers NEED to Know About Bankruptcy; more information here March 23 at Noon, via Zoom: CLE on NDNY Local Rules: Updates, Amendments and What Practitioners Need to Know; more information here March 28 at 1, via Zoom: 21st Century Technology, Processes and Resources for CJA […]

Annual High School Contest Open for Video and Poster Entries

The Constitutional Scholars Program’s Seventh Annual Constitution Contest is now accepting entries.  The contest is open to all students in grades nine through twelve in the 32 counties that constitute the Northern District of New York. As in prior years, entries must regard the origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution. This year, there […]

COVID-19 Litigation, Like the Pandemic Itself, Appears to Be Winding Down in NDNY

Since the publication of the Early Winter 2021 issue of the NDNY-FCBA newsletter, the issuance of decisions regarding New York State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has increased in pace, while the decisions themselves appear to have generally diminished in complexity when compared to the complexity of prior such decisions, as the law has been […]

Speaking with … IT Director Maurice Christopher

Maurice Christopher is the Director of Information Technology for the United States District Court and the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York. He began working for the Court in 2002, and now oversees a staff of nine people within the Clerk’s Office. Maurice and his team are responsible for maintaining […]

FCBA Selects New Executive Director

In January, the Federal Court Bar Association selected Tina Chericoni Versaci as its new Executive Director. Ms. Versaci, an attorney, is active in the administration of educational and civic organizations, including the Schenectady County Public Library, where she is Vice President of the Board of Trustees, and SUNY Schenectady County Community College, for which she […]

President’s Message – March 2022

By Adam J. Katz During a decade when many professional associations struggled with a steady decline in membership, the Federal Court Bar Association quickly became my second home – a place where I found lasting relationships and opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Since taking the helm of our great Association in January, I have […]

NDNY Local Rules:  Updates, Amendments and What Practitioners Need to Know – March 23, 2022 via Zoom

NDNY Local Rules:  Updates, Amendments and What Practitioners Need to Know Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (R.S.V.P. by March 16, 2022) This CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom. A link for the Zoom CLE will be provided to registered attendees. Presenters: * Hon. Brenda K. Sannes (U.S. […]

CLE: NY Cannabis: A Year End Review – February 24, 2022

The NDNY FCBA is proud to present NY Cannabis: A Year End Review, featuring Katie Neer, Esq. of Dickinson & Avella, PLLC and Cecilia Oyediran, Esq. of Foley Hoag, LLP. The program will provide an overview of the intersection between state and federal cannabis laws, drawing on examples from New York and New Jersey. The […]

SUCoL Event: Introduction to Federal Court Practice and Judicial Clerkships – March 2, 2022

The Federal Court Bar Association of the Northern District of New York is proud to Co-Sponsor this event with the Syracuse University School of Law! Introduction to Federal Court Practice and Judicial Clerkships Wednesday, March 2, 20224:00 p.m. Melanie Gray Courtroom reception to follow in the Neporent Café at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome, including […]