LYC 44th Annual Fall Conference


Mark your calendar!

LYC 44th Annual Civics and Law-Related Education Conference

Friday, October 30, 2020

8:30am – 3:30pm

The Sagamore Resort

Bolton Landing, NY

More details to follow!


Second Circuit Launches Website Supporting Civic Initiative  

A civic education effort for communities within the Second Circuit introduced a new website to help educate the public and participants about the program.  On January 25, 2017, Chief Judge Robert Katzmann and his co-chair, Southern District Judge Victor Marrero announced the launch of the Justice For All: Courts and the Community website: 

The initiative, organized by a circuit-wide Committee on Civic Education, includes programs for courthouse visits, civic ceremonies and student contests. There are re-enactments of famous, groundbreaking cases and educational materials and other efforts designed, Katzmann said, “to help increase points of contact between the courts and the communities we serve,” and to foster mutual understanding.  

The website contains a list of programs and a calendar of upcoming events, and gives visitors the chance to contact the committee with various topics or questions.  

New York Statewide Mock Trial Tournament

[UPDATE! The 2020 Mock Trial Tournament Has Been Cancelled]     




These awards honor an attorney and an educator who have demonstrated excellence in law-related/civic education. 

The Attorney Distinguished Service Award is presented to an outstanding attorneyClick here for information on how to nominate an attorney. 

The Emil Zullo Distinguished Service Award is presented to an outstanding educator. Click here for information on how to nominate an educator.

2019 Award Recipients

Educator: Richard W. Bader, Capital Region Career and Technical School, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY


Attorney: Jay Worona, New York State School Boards Association, Latham, NY

Click here to see the Past Recipients of these awards.


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The LYC Restricted Fund helps students and programs that impact civic education throughout New York State.  All donations will help provide programs and events sponsored by the Law, Youth and Citizenship and assist the LYC Committee in carrying out its mission and goals.   

All donations to the LYC Restricted Fund are tax-deductible.   

If you would like to donate,  click here to go to the New York Bar Foundation’s “MAKE A DONATION” page.

  • Select Contribution Amount
  • Select Contribution Type: “Restricted Fund”
  • Select “LYC Restricted Fund” from the drop-down menu  
  • Enter your Donor Information, Payment Information, click the box “I’m not a robot”, and click Submit.   

The LYC Committee appreciates your donation and thanks you for your support of the Law, Youth and Citizenship program.  

                                    CLICK TO DONATE

LYC Staff


Program Specialist, Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) Program



  • Statewide High School Mock Trial Program
  • LYC’s Annual “Civics and Law-Related Education Conference” (Fall)
  • LYC’s Annual “Public Education and the Law” CLE Program at NYSBA’s Annual Meeting (January)
  • Other LYC Programs and Events

Staff Liaison to:

  • Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship
  • Committee on Animals and the Law