Annual Conference Events and 10th Annual Dinner

Published: October 21, 2013

The NDNY-Federal Court Bar Association cordially invites you to attend its Tenth Anniversary Annual Meeting, Dinner and CLE Program on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207.

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The program will begin with the CLE Program: “Do You Know What Your Children Are Saying Online? The First Amendment Rights of Public School Students in the Digital Age” at 1:00 p.m. The Annual Meeting will convene at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a complimentary cocktail reception at 5:15 p.m. that is being graciously sponsored by several of our Capital District law firms. Our Annual Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., during which time we will be celebrating our Tenth Anniversary and have an exciting evening planned in honor of our first ten years.

At the Annual Dinner, we will honor our 2013 Duane Award recipient, the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. for his steadfast and unwavering dedication to our organization and his inspiration in our formation. We will also recognize our first President, Doreen A. Simmons, for her receipt of the 2013 Second Circuit Inns of Court Professionalism Award and honor our Hon. Frederick J. Scullin Jr. Scholars, our Fifty Year Members of the Northern District of New York Bar, and JAG officers from Fort Drum. A small group of our founding members will also give a brief history of the organization, reflecting on our formation.

We are honored to have David McCraw, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to The New York Times Company, as our keynote speaker. Mr. McCraw is responsible for the Times’ litigation matters and for providing legal counsel to the Times newsroom on such issues as libel, freedom of information, access to the courts, and newsgathering. He also has been actively involved in pro bono work around the world on issues touching upon press freedom and freedom of information. We look forward to hearing his remarks about how the Internet has changed journalism and how the law is struggling to keep up.

We look forward to seeing you at this full day of events on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

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