FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER CRAIG R. BUCKI APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF
THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S LAW, YOUTH AND CITIZENSHIP COMMITTEE
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle Partner Craig R. Bucki has been appointed Chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) Committee. Mr. Bucki was appointed by New York State Bar Association President Sharon Stern Gerstman.
The LYC Program administers several nationally renowned civic education programs, and sponsors many local and regional civic education events. LYC also works with New York teachers and school districts to offer professional development in the areas of civic and law-related education. The LYC program also offers many no and low-cost publications to teachers, as well as rich online resources for classrooms.
The LYC coordinates the annual New York State Mock Trial Tournament. In this educational program, co-sponsored by The New York Bar Foundation, high school students have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year.
Mr. Bucki focuses his practice on litigation involving state and municipal government, public authorities, and other quasi-governmental entities. In this practice area, Mr. Bucki has experience in prosecuting disciplinary hearings against public employees, representing political candidates in election law disputes, challenging the constitutionality of state statutes and municipal ordinances, obtaining review of the decisions of state and municipal agencies in special proceedings pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, and advising governmental clients concerning issues of governance and compliance with state law. Mr. Bucki also devotes a portion of his practice to representing business entities in commercial disputes and homeowners’ associations in enforcing real property covenants.