Law, Youth and Citizenship Staff
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.
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.
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Contact the Law, Youth & Citizenship Program Staff :
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
Director: Martha Noordsy
Program Manager: Kim Francis
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