New York Statewide Mock Trial Tournament

The 2022 Mock Trial Tournament State Finals

  • May 23-24 (Virtual)


These awards honor an attorney and an educator who have demonstrated excellence in law-related/civic education. 

The Attorney Distinguished Service Award is presented to an outstanding attorneyClick here for information on how to nominate an attorney. 

The Emil Zullo Distinguished Service Award is presented to an outstanding educator. Click here for information on how to nominate an educator.

2019 Award Recipients

Educator: Richard W. Bader, Capital Region Career and Technical School, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY


Attorney: Jay Worona, New York State School Boards Association, Latham, NY

Click here to see the Past Recipients of these awards.


Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The day commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on this day in 1787, and also celebrates United States citizenship. On or about this day each year, educational institutions that receive federal funds are required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for students. LYC is happy to provide links to Constitution Day resources, as well as participate in school programs.


What is Law Day?

Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. Learn more about the history of Law Day and past themes here.


LYC Restricted Fund helps students and programs that impact civic education throughout New York State.  All donations will help provide programs and events sponsored by the Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee and assist in carrying out its mission and goals.

All donations to the LYC Restricted Fund are tax-deductible.   

If you would like to donate, click here to go to the New York Bar Foundation’s “MAKE A DONATION” page.

  • Select Donation Amount
  • Select Donation Type
  • Select Available Funds and select “LYC Restricted Fund” from the drop-down menu  
  • Click the blue DONATE button

The LYC Committee appreciates your donation and thanks you for your support of the Law, Youth and Citizenship program.  

                                    CLICK TO DONATE

LYC Committee Liaison


Program Manager

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