Public Resources

Law, Youth and Citizenship Program

New York High School Mock Trial State Finals
May 17-19, 2020 (Sunday-Tuesday)
Albany, NY

Details for teams competing in the State Finals will be available here later in 2020.

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The Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship will present its annual CLE program at the NYSBA Annual Meeting.

Public Education and the Law
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown
New York City

Program Description
With an increase in violent crime and staff misconduct in schools and its associated media attention, this presentation will focus on best practices and effective strategies to respond to inquiries from the media.  The seminar will also include the ever popular “Skating Tour” of recent laws and regulations, as well as a review of court and administrative decisions affecting public schools.

Advice will be offered from legal and communications experts as to how districts can best develop effective strategies to respond to a crisis in a legally defensible manner and present themselves appropriately in the court of public opinion.

Official interpretations of law and regulations affect how school boards govern and operate their schools.  Hear how your district might need to adapt to satisfy changes in legal requirements.

The 2020 Edition of “Public Education and the Law” will be provided to each participant.

Committee Chair
Craig R. Bucki, Esq. | Phillips Lytle, LLP | Buffalo, NY

Program Chair
Jay Worona, Esq. | New York State School Boards Association | Latham, NY

Program Faculty
David Albert | New York State School Boards Association | Latham, NY
Keshia Clukey | Bloomberg Law | Albany, NY
Jay Worona, Esq. | New York State School Boards Association | Latham, NY

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Educators will receive a special rate of $75.00.  Click here to download the Educator Registration Form
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration is NOT available for Educators. You must mail or fax the form with payment or call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

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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!

New York Statewide Mock Trial Tournament       

In this educational program, co-sponsored by The New York Bar Foundation, high school students have the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year.  Objectives of the tournament are to:  Teach students ethics, civility and professionalism; Further students’ understanding of the law, court procedures and the legal system; Improve proficiency in basic life skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning; Promote better communication and cooperation among the school community, teachers and students and members of the legal profession, and; Heighten appreciation for academic studies and stimulate interest in law-related careers.  

Click here to learn more about the New York Statewide High School Mock Trial Program!

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