From Our Desks To Yours…. September 2022

Dear Members:


Whether you are a parent navigating through the September back to school whirlwind or not – this month always feels like a Great Reset. For us in the legal profession, we’re back from the summer schedule and many of us this fall are actually returning to our offices – for real this time! In addition to resetting our routines, the fall event season is back in full force. It feels great to have a wealth of in-person events back on my calendar, and I look forward to seeing many of you in person more frequently as the fall progresses.

Our new membership year started on September 1st. If you haven’t already renewed your membership dues for the 2022-2023 year, it’s easy to do so online. We started offering an autorenew option for member dues last year – you can sign up during the checkout process and ensure you never lose access to your member benefits.

This week we hosted our first in-person CLE program since February 2020. Our Supreme Court Preview is an annual favorite and this year’s did not disappoint. We are starting to re-introduce in-person CLE programming and we hope to see you at 500 Pearl Street in the coming months.

I am so pleased to share that we are marking the 30th anniversary of the Federal Bar Council Quarterly this fall! Over 120 issues we have published countless articles about judges, important case law developments, personal stories and reflections, attorney profiles, recaps of our beloved events. An enormous thank you to our Editorial Board, and particularly to our Managing Editor Steven Meyerowitz who has been involved since the beginning, and without his dedication we would be lost. Another big thank you to our Editor-in-Chief, Bennette Kramer, for her persistent leadership and advocacy for the Quarterly. Writing for the Quarterly is a great way to gain visibility and we are always looking for new members for the Editorial Board. If you are interested in writing a single article or becoming a regular contributor, please reach out to Bennette or me. We are resuming print issues this fall so keep your eyes open for the first issue of our 30th year this fall.

Also new this year – we are launching a digital edition of the Second Circuit Redbook. Sustaining members will continue to receive hard copies of the book, and all members will enjoy access to the content online, from wherever you happen to be working. This has been in the works for a few years now and we are pleased to finally make it happen. If you haven’t yet updated your profile in our system, please do so by the end of September so we include your most current contact information in this year’s edition.

Around the corner is our annual Fall Retreat, the weekend of October 21 – 23 in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Thanksgiving Luncheon, back at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 23rd. Our Fall Retreat is almost completely sold out, and we are looking forward to another great fall weekend up in Saratoga Springs. At this year’s Luncheon we will honor Judge Roslynn Mauskopf with the Emory Buckner Award. Judge Mauskopf epitomizes a career-long commitment to public service, including serving as the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District, the New York State Inspector General, as a District Court Judge in the EDNY as well as serving as its Chief Judge, and now as the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Registration information will be shared with all members in the next few weeks.



Access to Counsel Project

There are many pro bono opportunities and civil pro se matters in need of counsel in both the SDNY and EDNY.  Please be sure to check in frequently with the Offices of Pro Se Counsel in the SDNY (link: or in the EDNY [] for open cases needing counsel.



You can also sign up to hear about opportunities from us by emailing the Access to Counsel Project at

On-Demand CLE Library

Our on-demand CLE library continues to grow! Please check frequently for new programs. Recent additions include:

2022 Supreme Court Preview

(2.0 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) – Recorded September 13, 2022

Current Issues Facing LGBTQIA+ Asylum Seekers

(1.0 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias) – Recorded September 8, 2022


Overturned: The End of 50 Years of Abortion Rights and a Discussion of What’s Next

(1.5 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) – Recorded July 25, 2022

Highlights: Commercial and Regulatory Developments in the Growing Cannabis Industry 

(1.5 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) – Recorded July 12, 2022

Bankruptcy Litigation: Major Issues on Appeal

(1.0 Transitional/Non-transitional CLE Credits in the Areas of Professional Practice) – Recorded on June 28, 2022



The full library can be found here

Programs and Events

September 19, 2022
Federal Criminal Practice Committee Meeting
September 20, 2022
Inn of Court Kick-Off Meeting (In-Person at 500 Pearl Street)
September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022
Access to Counsel Advisory Panel Meeting/Social
September 22, 2022
Public Service Committee Meeting
September 22, 2022
Second CIrcuit Courts Committee Meeting
October 6, 2022
Program Committee Meeting
October 6, 2022
Committee on Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration Meeting
October 20, 2022
Public Service Committee Meeting
October 21 - 23, 2022
October 24, 2022
Federal Bar Council Annual Meeting (In-Person at 500 Pearl Street)
October 26, 2022
Westchester Committee Meeting
October 27, 2022

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