News and Events

LYC has many exciting programs and events this year.  Click here to see these upcoming events and save the date!


SECOND CIRCUIT LAUNCHES SITE SUPPORTING CIVIC INITIATIVE

A civic education effort for communities within the Second Circuit is moving forward with the introduction of a website to help educate the public and participants about the program.

The Justice For All: Courts and the Community website is now up and running at justiceforall.ca2.uscourts.gov, Chief Judge Robert Katzmann and his co-chair, Southern District Judge Victor Marrero announced this week (January 25, 2017).

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.



CIVIC EDUCATION MEANS CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Greetings! Please take a few minutes to read this great article about Civic Education written by the New York State Bar Association's President , David P. Miranda. He specifically mentions the great work done by the LYC Committee! Thanks Dave!      


LAW, YOUTH & CITIZENSHIP RESTRICTED FUND 

The LYC restricted fund helps students and  programs that impact civic education throughout New York State.  Help support this fund,  it will provide money for the events sponsored by the Law Youth and Citizenship program.  Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the LYC Fund.