Announcements & News

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Announcement for Bankruptcy Judgeship

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York in Albany, New York. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national […]

The NDNY FCBA Golf Tournament is Back! September 19, 2022 at Mohawk Golf Club

Happy Hour at City Beer Hall, Albany with the First Decade Committee!

Please join us for Happy Hour in Albany with the First Decade Committee! Wednesday, August 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at City Beer Hall, Albany Click here for more information and to RSVP. 

Part-Time Job Opportunity: Pro Se Attorney Coordinator – Capital District

We are accepting applications for an attorney to work, on a part-time basis, with the FCBA’s Pro Se Assistance Program.  This is a paid position. The Federal Court Bar Association of the Northern District of New York’s Pro Se Assistance Program was established to assist non-incarcerated litigants who are representing themselves in federal court with […]

For the Bookshelf: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts

Reviewed By Mitchell J. Katz, Barclay Damon LLP Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 5th ed. Robert L. Haig, Editor-in-Chief. Published by Thomson Reuters. The Fifth Edition of this amazingly comprehensive treatise is an 18-volume definitive work on business litigation in federal courts, authored by 373 attorneys including many present and former members of […]

Defining the Terms of Engagement in the Age of State-Legalized Cannabis

By Evan Levesque, J.D. Candidate (Class of 2023), Albany Law School *This article is an outgrowth of an FCBA-sponsored CLE, led by Girvin Ferlazzo partner Daniel Rubin in December 2021, that focused on the status of marijuana under state and federal law.  The legal status of cannabis has undergone significant change in recent years.  Over […]

Rob Wells: Searching for Answers When a Client Does the Unthinkable

Sometimes I worry that people do not understand the depth of what we do and our commitment to it. I only knew John for about twenty to twenty-five minutes, but I will never forget his light brown dress belt. These were also the very last minutes of his life. John was depressed. He lived in […]

Clerk’s Corner: Restitution Matters

By Clerk of the Court John Domurad One of the little-known but perhaps most critical duties of the Clerk’s Office is to collect, administer and disburse restitution payments to victims of criminal conduct.   This is no small task.  Over the past three and a half years, the Northern District of New York has disbursed more […]

President’s Message – June 2022

By Adam J. Katz As attorneys admitted to practice in the Northern District of New York, we have the responsibility to promote justice and to make justice equally accessible to all people.  While Local Civil Rule 83.3 requires permanently admitted attorneys to accept assigned pro bono cases, the optimist in me believes that the primary […]

Job Posting: Pro Se Attorney Coordinator – Capital District

We are accepting applications for an attorney to work, on a part-time basis, with the FCBA’s Pro Se Assistance Program.  This is a paid position. The Federal Court Bar Association of the Northern District of New York’s Pro Se Assistance Program was established to assist non-incarcerated litigants who are representing themselves in federal court with […]