Updated Edition of Benchbook Now Available | United States Courts

The 6th edition (pdf) of the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges, a publication of the Federal Judicial Center, is now available online. The book, last updated in 2007, is a concise and practical guide to situations federal judges are likely to encounter on the bench. TheBenchbook covers procedures that are required by statute, rule or case law, with detailed guidance from experienced trial judges. And although new judges may benefit the most from the Benchbook, even experienced judges may find useful reminders about how to deal with routine matters, suggestions for handling more complex issues, and helpful starting points in new situations.

 

The 6th Edition includes a primer on a prosecutor’s duty to disclose favorable information to defendants under Brady v. Maryland. There’s a new section on civil pretrial case management focusing on the judge’s role as an active case manager, and a completely revised section on sentencing, which contains an extensive colloquy for the sentencing hearing. There also are subsections on handling disruptive or dangerous defendants, and expanded jury instructions on the use of social media. Due to budgetary constraints, this edition of the Benchbook is published in electronic format only.

  • Download the 6th edition (pdf) of the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges.

“Federal Practice 301: A Seminar on Dispositive Motions”

 

Please join the NDNY FCBA for a CLE Program in Albany on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

This program is recommended for experienced attorneys only.

Federal Practice 301:  A Seminar on Dispositive Motions”

Presenters of this program will be:

Robyn Hoffman, Esq.
Law Clerk to Hon. Randolph F. Treece
Magistrate Judge
Northern District of New York

Michael Langan, Esq.
Law Clerk to Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby
U.S. District Court Judge
Northern District of New York

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Where: James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor
445 Broadway
Albany, New York
Credits: This program has been approved in
accordance with the requirements
of the New York State Continuing
Legal Education Board for 3.0 credits towards the Skills Requirement
The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys.

This program is not appropriate for newly admitted attorneys.

This is a single program.  No partial credit will be awarded.

This  program is complimentary to all Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Members.  Click on the link below to join.  The CLE program materials will be posted to our website.  As a member you may access all historic CLE materials for the NDNY FCBA CLE programs at:

http://www.ndnyfcba.org

If you have any questions you would like to submit prior to the program please submit them in advance to:

Thank you for your interest in the NDNY FCBA.  We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming CLE program.

Sincerely,
Melissa Withers
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.
315-422-2799
When
Wednesday June 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Where

James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse
445 Broadway
Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
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