Southern District of New York Chapter

Message from the President

Dear SDNY FBA Members:

A big thank you to all of those that joined us on October 10, 2018 at the courthouse for our swearing in ceremony. We were honored to have Chief Judge McMahon host the swearing-in ceremony in her courtroom, and for the presence of many members of the bar and bench at the ceremony and reception, including SDNY Judges Preska, Sullivan and CMJ Maas (Ret’d); and State Court Judges Tanya Kennedy and MachelleSweeting.


Winter 2018 Newsletter

Civil Rules Release - Sept. 21, 2016

Amended Joint Local Rules - Sept. 26, 2016

Museums Faulted on Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art

Critics assert that museums have backtracked in recent years on returning art to the heirs of Jews whose property was seized by the Nazis.

Southern District of New York Chapter Vision

The "Vision" of the Southern District of New York as laid out at our 2011 Swearing-In Ceremony November 17.

Chapter Website

New York's Southern District Court Celebrates its 225th Anniversary

Judges and court staff in Manhattan gathered to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Southern District of New York. The district is commonly referred to as the "Mother Court" because it was the first federal court to convene after the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789, which established the federal court system.

Southern District of New York Chapter Boundaries


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