Winter 2021 Newsletter
Recent news, events, and useful information from the
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
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.

By Chief Clerk of Court John Domurad

This column reviews 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 from the members of the bar and made many stylistic as well as substantive changes.

Upcoming Events
February 23 at noon
Zoom CLE titled “Northern District of New York Local Rules: Overview of the Amendments Effective January 1, 2021,” featuring the Hon. Brenda K. Sannes, United States District Judge; details here

March 16 at 11:50
Zoom Judicial Panel titled “Federal Practice and Judicial Clerkships: Perspectives from the Northern District of New York,” featuring the Hon. Brenda K. Sannes and the Hon. Andrew T. Baxter, and co-sponsored with Syracuse Law School

March 16 at 1
Zoom Judicial Panel on federal court externships, clerkships, and working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Public Defender, and in private practice, featuring the Hon. Brenda K. Sannes and the Hon. Andrew T. Baxter

April 2, time TBD
Zoom CLE on Federal and State Sentencing

April 9 at noon
Zoom CLE titled “Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6): Impact of Recent Amendment and Best Practices”; details here

Date TBD
Albany Law School Panel & Diversity CLE
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. View the list of this year's awardees.

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.

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