Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Craftsman Inn
7300 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066

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Shelly Childers
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.

December 9, 2021 NDNY-FCBA 18th Annual CLE, Meeting and Dinner

The NDNY-Federal Court Bar Association cordially invites you to attend its Eighteenth Anniversary Annual CLE, Meeting and Dinner program on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Craftsman Inn, 7300 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066.  We will once again offer bus service round trip from Albany and Utica to Syracuse and back.


 A block of rooms have been reserved for the event at the Craftsman Inn.  You can book a room by calling 1-315-637-8000 and referencing "FCBA" to receive the group rate of $103.00.  Rooms will book up fast.  The last day for hotel room reservations is November 25, 2021, so make your reservation today.


The day will begin with two CLE Programs:  “Supreme Court's Decision in Alston vs. NCAA, and its Ramifications" at 1:30 p.m. ending at 2:45 p.m. worth 1.5 hours of Skills credits.

This program will discuss the Supreme Court’s reasoning and holding in Alston v. NCAA, wherein the Supreme Court unanimously held that the NCAA could not enforce certain rules limiting the education-related benefits that colleges offer their athletes.  Under Alston, colleges can begin immediately offering incentives other than tuition to athletes, including computers, graduate scholarships, tutoring, and up to $5,900 in cash for academic awards.


John Wolohan Esq.
Professor of Sports Law
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University


The second CLE program is: "Care Giver Bias in the Legal Profession" at 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. worth 1.5 hours of Diversity, Inclusion and Elinmination of Bias credits.

Sometimes known as the “motherhood penalty” or “family responsibilities discrimination,” the concept of “caregiver bias” has increasingly become a topic of  discussion in the legal profession.  This type of bias is based on an (incorrect) assumption that caregivers will prioritize their families over their careers, and, therefore, will be less committed to their jobs or less available to their employers.  This program will provide insight into the presence of caregiver bias in the legal profession and the importance of being aware of and challenging instances of such bias.  The panelists will discuss their own experiences with caregiver bias throughout their legal careers and tactics for interrupting this bias within the legal profession. 


Kimberly Wolf Price, Esq.
Attorney Professional Development and Diversity Officer
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Panel comprised of:
Honorable Mae D'Agostino, U.S. District Court Judge

Honorable  Wendy A. Kinsella, US Bankruptcy Judge
Nicolas Commandeur, Esq., Asst. US Attorney, NDNY
Virginia Robbins, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC


The Annual Meeting will convene at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a complimentary cocktail reception that is being graciously sponsored by several of our law firms.  Our Annual Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is only $75.00.  New this year, you will be able to reserve a table of 8 for the Dinner at a cost of only $600.

We are honored to have Robert J. Searing, M.A., M.Phil, Curator of History, Onondaga Historical Association, as our keynote speaker. 

1:30 – 4:15 p.m.    CLE Programs  

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.    Annual Meeting     

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception  

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.    Annual Dinner  

We look forward to seeing you!

Register Now! R.S.V.P by Friday, November 26, 2021

It is also time to renew your membership in NDNY-FCBA for 2021.

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