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LYC 41st Annual Conference

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Friday, October 27, 2017


The LYC 41st Annual Civics and Law Related Education Conference

9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Sagamore Resort
110 Sagamore Road | Bolton Landing, NY
Earn credit for attending this conference!
  • Attorneys: Earn up to 7.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice 
  • Educators: Earn up to 6.0 Credits in Professional Development
Select sessions are eligible for CLE credit for attorneys. Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Regulations and Guidelines, partial credit for program segments is not allowed. Attendees must be present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.     
Conference Registration and Breakfast Buffet

Breakout Sessions (select ONE from EACH session)
(Click the links for topic descriptions and speaker bios.)`

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Session 1  

  1A. We The People: Civics Education for 11th Grade U.S. History
         Speaker: Robert Hummel
   1B. Judicial Independence: Essential to Democracy
          Speaker: Amy R. Stein, Esq.
          1.5 CLE credits in professional practice
   1C. Education Law: School Discipline, IEPs and More
         Speaker: Julie Michaels Keegan, Esq.
         1.5 CLE credits in professional practice
  1D. Students and a Free Press: Teaching about the "Fourth Estate" of American Democracy
           Speaker: Mary Miller
   1E. The Rise of Robotics: Its Impact in the Vertical Markets
          Speaker: Mac-Arthur Louis

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Session 2

   2A. SOLD OUT!  Keeping Kids in Schools and Out of Court: Exclusionary School Discipline and Arrest and Potential Solutions for Reform
          Speaker: Kathleen DeCataldo
        1.5 CLE credits in professional practice
   2B. News Literacy: Lessons from the Classroom and the Road
          Speakers: Janis Schachter and David A. Scott, Esq.
  2C. Raise the Age Comes to New York State: A Practical Analysis
          Speaker: Martin Feinman, Esq.
         1.5 CLE credits in professional practice
  2D. Civics for Today's Exceptional Alternative Student
          Speaker: Frank Finch
   2E. Should Creating a Wedding Cake be Protected Artistic Speech?
         Speaker: Robert J. Wilson, Ph.D.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Luncheon Buffet and Keynote Presentation
        Craig R. Bucki, Esq.
        Chair, Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship, NYS Bar Association

        An Overview of the Mind Sciences of Bias
        Moderator: Betsy R. Ruslander, Esq., Director, Office of Attorneys for Children, Appellate Division - Third Judicial Department
        Speaker: Gregory Owens, LMSW, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations, NYS Office of Children and Family Services
        1.5 CLE credits in professional practice

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Session 3

   3A. James Madison Legacy Project: Using Historical Text in High School English
         Speaker: Dr. Anna Marie Bonafide
  3B. Driving Through Jim Crow - The Green Books
          Speakers: Aruna Patel and Andrea Wilson
   3C. SOLD OUT!  You Be The Judge: Defining the Limits of Student and Teacher Free Speech
          Speakers: Jay Worona, Esq. and Karen Norlander, Esq.
          Richard Bader, Esq. as the Chief Judge
         1.5 CLE credits in professional practice
   3D. SOLD OUT!  Just the Facts Ma'am: Combatting Fake News with Media Literacy
          Speaker: Dr. Nicole Waid
   3E. From Sci-Fi to Realistic: Books that Kick-start Activism
         Speaker: Alicia Abdul

3:45 p.m.      Adjournment

Download the Registration Form Here.

Program Sponsors
Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Committee on Children and the Law 
Office of Attorneys for Children, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department 

NYSBA Members - $75
Educators - $75 (online registration not available)
Non-Members - $150
Attorneys for Children (AFC) panel members will receive a Special Offer Code!

Conference registration fee includes
• Breakfast and Luncheon Buffets
• Conference Materials
• Three 90-Minute Breakout Sessions (choose from 15 various topics!) 

To reserve your overnight accommodations at the Sagamore Resort
Phone: 1-866-384-1944
Group/Block Code: NYSBAR1017
Online: NYSBAR-Law-Youth-Citizenship 2017


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If you have any questions about this program, please contact: LYC Program Manager, Kimberly Francis, CLE Program Manager, Patrick Boland or CLE Program Coordinator, Jessica Patterson.

The Sagamore Resort
110 Sagamore Rd.
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Online registration has closed. To register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452.