LYC Staff

Law, Youth and Citizenship Staff


Matha Noordsy Headshot
Martha M. Noordsy was appointed Director of the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program in 2014. Martha has a long career in education having taught all levels of Social Studies, grades 7-12, adult and workforce education, incarcerated education and also teaching in a variety of alternative education programs. She is a certified Social Studies Educator, with a Master’s Degree in Law Related Education, while also being a Certified School Administrator having secured a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration. Additionally she has experience in development working for local foundations and serving in a volunteer capacity for Children and Education related organizations.  
Phone/Fax: 518-487-5612

Program Manager

Kim Francis

Kim Francis was appointed LYC Program Manager in January 2014.  She began her career with NYSBA in February of 2000 in the Continuing Legal Education Department as CLE Program Coordinator where she was responsible for creating and implementing over 60 high quality programs per year.  Kim worked closely with attorneys, judges, and others within the legal community to coordinate these programs in multiple locations in New York State.  As the LYC Program Manager, Kim is responsible for the coordination of the annual Mock Trial Tournament and the Mock Trial Summer Institute.  Acting as a liaison between the Mock Trial Subcommittee and the staff of LYC, Kim facilitates the writing and researching of a new case each year. By working closely with the statewide County Coordinators, Kim is able to distribute case materials, answer questions, recruit new school enrollment, and plan the state tournament finals.  Kim also maintains the LYC Mock Trial website and social media outlets, and works on a number of other projects and programs for the LYC Program.
Phone/Fax: 518-487-5611

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Contact the Law, Youth & Citizenship Program Staff :
New York State Bar Association  
LYC Program
1 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 

Director:  Martha Noordsy
Phone/Fax:  518-487-5612

Program Manager:  Kim Francis
Phone/Fax:  518-487-5611

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