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Seymour James

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Mr. James, a graduate of Brown University and the Boston University School of Law, began work at The Legal Aid Society of New York City as a staff attorney in the Kings County office of the criminal defense division in the 1970s, and ascended through the ranks to become Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice in 2005 and Attorney-in-Chief in 2014. A former president of the New York State Bar Association (2012-2013), his leadership positions in esteemed legal organizations are too many to list but include: membership in the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association; Board of Directors for the Correctional Association of New York; Board of Directors for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association; membership on the New York State Justice Task Force and membership on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform.

Among the awards Mr. James has received are Lifetime Achievement awards from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2018) and the New York Law Journal (2016) and the Robert L. Haig Award from the New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.

Recognition
  • Lifetime Achievement awards from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2018)
  • Lifetime Achievement awards from the New York Law Journal (2016)
  • The Robert L. Haig Award from the New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.
Education
  • Brown University
  • Boston University School of Law
Admissions
  • New York State Courts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Associations
  • New York State Bar Association, Former President  (2012-2013)
  • Membership in the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for the Correctional Association of New York
  • Board of Directors for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • Membership on the New York State Justice Task Force
  • Membership on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform
  • Queens County Bar Association – former president (2001-2002) New York State Permanent Sentencing Commission