In Memoriam for Honorable Neal P. McCurn

The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York invites you to attend the In Memoriam for Honorable Neal P. McCurn Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at United States Courthouse, Third Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 100 S. Clinton Street in Syracuse, New York.  A reception will follow on the 5th floor.  

Please RSVP by December 1, 2014 via email special_events@nynd.uscourts.gov or by calling (315) 234-8599.

Obituary for Judge McCurn

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT BAR

Please see the memorandum from Chief Judge Sharpe regarding the Pilot Mandatory Mediation Program that begins on January 1st, 2014.

http://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/news/mandatory-mediation-program

Lawrence K. Baerman
Clerk of Court

Dear Northern District Bar Member
As you may know, the Northern District has been deemed a congested court by the Judicial Conference Committee on Case Administration and Case Management. Over the past several years the Court, working closely with the Federal Court Bar Association, has been exploring ways to streamline the civil case resolution process. As a product of these discussions the Northern District of New York will be implementing a more robust Court annexed mediation program. The new Pilot Mandatory Mediation Program was fashioned after a similar program that was adopted in the Western District of New York several years ago. That program, along with several other paid mediation programs across the country, has shown great success in resolving cases at an early stage in the litigation process saving both time and money for the parties.
The Pilot Mandatory Mediation Program will run for two years starting with cases that are filed after January 1, 2014. Additionally, any civil case where a Rule 16 Conference has been scheduled after January 1, 2014 will be placed into the program. The Court and the Federal Court Bar Association felt strongly that the success of this program would hinge on the quality and expertise of the mediation panel. The Court, working closely with our ADR Committee and Federal Court Bar Association, selected highly qualified lawyers from across the district to participate as mediators in this new program. All of the selected mediators are required to attend an advanced mediation training seminar which focuses on federal mediation techniques.
As part of the new process, the parties will select the mediator of their choice from the Court approved list of mediators and complete a mandatory two-hour mediation session. The cost of the two-hour mandatory session will be capped at $300.00 ($150.00 per-hour, the $300.00 fee for the first two-hour session will be shared equally by the parties). Thereafter, the parties may agree to continue the mediation session beyond the mandatory two-hour period at the rate established for that mediator. During the pilot program, the Court has set a rate cap not to exceed $300.00 per-hour for those cases that proceed beyond the two-hour mandatory session. At the conclusion of the two-year pilot, the Court will evaluate the success of the program to determine if it should continue as a permanent part of our ADR suite. Attorneys participating in the program can expect to receive a short survey about their impressions of the new program. I ask your assistance in completing the survey so that we may properly assess the value of this program.

During the pendency of this Pilot program, the Court’s current pro bono mediation, early neutral evaluation, and arbitration programs will be suspended. The Court will however, continue to operate the pro bono assisted mediation program which is designed to help pro se litigants proceed through court annexed mediation.
For more information on this new program, please refer to General Order #47 – Pilot Mandatory Mediation Program which is available on our Court Website under General Orders at www.nynd.uscourts.gov.
Thank you,
Gary L. Sharpe Chief Judge

General Order 48 | Northern District of New York | United States District Court

Please be advised that the Court has issued General Order #48 In Re: Stay of Certain Civil Cases Pending the Restoration of Department of Justice Funding.
All civil cases (other than civil forfeiture cases) in which the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York has appeared as counsel for the United States, its agencies, and/or its employees are hereby stayed until the business day after the President signs into law a budget appropriation that restores Department of Justice funding.
Full text of General Order #48 can be found here:

http://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/content/general-order-48

Thank you.

Lawrence K. Baerman, Clerk of Court

“Social Security Disability: Topics of Interest to Representatives at the Administrative and Federal Court Phases”

Please join the NDNY FCBA for a CLE Program in Syracuse on Thursday, June 27, 2013

“Social Security Disability:  Topics of Interest to Representatives at the Administrative and Federal Court Phases”

Presenters of this program will be:

Catherine M. Callery, Esq.
Empire Justice Center

Hon. Bruce S. Fein
U.S. Administrative Law Judge, SSA

Maria P. Fragassi Santangelo, Esq.
Office of General Counsel, SSA

Karen Southwick, Esq.
Olinsky Law Group

Louise M. Tarantino, Esq.
Empire Justice Center

Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks

U.S. Magistrate Judge NDNY

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Where: James M. Hanley
U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
100 South Clinton Street,
Jury Assembly Room, 7th Floor
Syracuse, New York
Credits: This program has been approved in
accordance with the requirements
of the New York State Continuing
Legal Education Board for 3.5 credits towards the Professional Practice
Requirement.
Register

(Registration closes June 20, 2013)

 

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
(February 16, 2013 through February 15, 2016).

This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced 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

 

“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
Add to Calendar
Where

James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse
445 Broadway
Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
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September 27, 2012 Reception in Honor of Senior District Court Judge Neal P. McCurn

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Please join the Federal Judiciary and the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association for a reception honoring Judge McCurn on the occasion of his retirement. Judge McCurn has served as U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York since 1979 and was our Chief Judge from 1988 until 1993, when he assumed senior status. Come and share in the celebration of his many years of judicial service and accomplishments on the bench. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
When: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Country Club 1901 Glenwood Avenue
Syracuse, New York
Refreshments: Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres
Cash Bar Available

 

All are invited and encouraged to attend and greet our honored guest.

 

A brief program will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P.   by September 21, 2012.  If you have any questions please contact Melissa Withers at (315) 422-2799.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Sincerely,

 

Melissa M. Withers

NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.

P. O. Box 7067

Syracuse, NY  13261-7067

(315) 422-2799

September 12, 2012 Lunch and CLE Program – Stern v. Marshall

United States Supreme Court Stern v. Marshall decision and its effect on bankruptcy courts’ exercise of judicial power–“narrow” question of limited scope or more far reaching implications?

Presented by:

Hon. Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz

 

Co-Sponsored by the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association and Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association

 

LUNCH AND CLE PROGRAM

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WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

LUNCH 12:30P.M.TO1:00P.M. CLE 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

 

COST: $25.00 (includes lunch, gratuity and written materials)

 

WHERE: P.J.’S PUB AND GRILL 116 WALTON STREET SYRACUSE,NY13202

PHONE: 315-478-3203

 

CLE CREDIT: 1 HOUR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “CENTRAL NEW YORK BANKRUPTCY BARASSOCIATION, INC.” AND MAIL RESERVATION FORM (EXTENDED) AND CHECK TO:
CENTRAL NEW YORK BANKRUPTCY BAR ASSOCIATION, INC.
C/O MACKENZIE HUGHES LLP
ATTN: NEIL J. SMITH, ESQ.
PO BOX 4967, SYRACUSE, NY 13221-4967

 

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