The NDNY-FCBA was constituted to provide a forum to promote a more effective exchange of ideas between the practicing bar and the federal court as well as to provide educational and social programs for attorneys and court personnel.

Our mission is to foster the highest ethical and professional standards for all attorneys in the NDNY by providing continuing legal education and a liaison between the Federal Bench and Bar, monitoring and proposing changes as needed to the Local and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and performing such other acts as to enhance the standards of federal practice in the District.

Latest News & Events

Ninth Annual Constitution Contest Now Open to High Schoolers!

The NDNY-FCBA Constitutional Scholars Program is now accepting entries for its Ninth Annual Constitution Contest. As in past years, entries – which may be submitted by students in grades nine through twelve in the Northern District of New York – must regard the origin...

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FCBA Holds Annual CLE on Updates to Federal Rules

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the FCBA held its third annual CLE on recent updates to the federal rules. Faculty presenters consisted of Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes, Career Law Clerk Michael Langan, Court Operations Manager Lori Welch, and...

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