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President’s Message: A Discussion with our new Chief Judge, the Honorable Brenda K. Sannes

By FCBA President Adam J. Katz Our system of justice depends fundamentally on the skill, diligence, and commitment of the members of the federal judiciary. For the past seven years, our court was ably led by the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby, an excellent trial judge and a skilled administrator. When COVID-19 struck our communities and […]

Judging Under Way in FCBA’s Seventh Annual Constitution Contest

The FCBA’s Seventh Annual Constitution Contest received more than three-dozen entries from high school students across the Northern District. Seven high schools from four counties were represented this year: Bethlehem Central High School in Albany County, Cazenovia High School in Madison County, Clayton A. Bouton High School (Voorheesville) in Albany County, Clinton Senior High School […]

Gun Manufacturers Unsuccessfully Challenge Constitutionality of New York Law

By Theodore Wells, J.D. Candidate 2025, SMU Dedman School of Law Procedural Background In National Shooting Sports Foundation v. James, fourteen gun industry members and a trade association (“Plaintiffs”) sued New York State Attorney General Letitia James (“Defendant”) regarding the constitutionality of N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 898-a-e (“§ 898”), which imposed civil liability on […]

CLE: What Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers NEED to Know About Bankruptcy – March 17, 2022 via Zoom

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association,The Broome County Bar Association and the Oneida County Bar Association are pleased to jointly present: What Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers NEED to Know About Bankruptcy A Continuing Legal Education Program Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:00 am-2:00 pm Because of COVID-19 related concerns, this CLE will be offered […]

“US Supreme Court: The 2021–2022 Term” CLE @ Syracuse University College of Law 9/24/2021

Zoom link to CLE: https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/99741210516 Supreme Court CLE Material Packet Link: https://law.syr.edu/uploads/docs/academics/2021_CLE_SCP_Materials_Final_092021.pdf CLE Affirmation Form SCOTUS_Flier_2021-mwedit072221_5 Supreme Court CLE Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eic6sdb51e49fc25&oseq=&c=&ch= US SUPREME COURT: 2021-2022 PREVIEW Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. In Person at Syracuse University College of Law, Dineen Hall, and Live-Streamed. Free and open to the public. “The Supreme Court Turning […]

“Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Litigation in NDNY” CLE via Zoom 3/16/2021

The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee In Partnership with Syracuse University College of Law Presents: “Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Litigation in NDNY” Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom. A link for […]

Clerk’s Corner: Fall 2020

By Chief Clerk of Court John Domurad While the Northern District of New York has made many changes and accommodations over the past seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the greatest challenges has been how to protect the First Amendment right of public access to court proceedings. Prior to the pandemic, all […]

Rosenberg Trial – Syracuse 3/12/20

Syracuse Rosenberg FLYER CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!     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 […]

Supreme Court Hears Argument in NDNY Case

By Alex Robinson J.D., Syracuse University College of Law ‘19 On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in a case originating in the NDNY, McDonough v. Smith, 15-CV-1505, 2016 WL 7496128 (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 30, 2016) (D’Agostino, J.), aff’d, McDonough v. Smith, 898 F.3d 259 (2d Cir. 2018), which will resolve […]

Clerk’s Corner: Winter 2019

By Chief Clerk John Domurad It is with great pleasure that I report that Larry Baerman’s transition into retirement is proceeding nicely. He has moved to warmer climates with the goal of lowering his golf handicap (if that is possible) and wearing shorts for 365 consecutive days. Not surprisingly, he left behind an organization that […]