SEYMOUR W. JAMES, JR. ELECTED TREASURER OF NEW YORK
STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK— The New York State Bar Association
announced today that Seymour W. James, Jr., of New York (The Legal Aid
Society), has been re-elected Treasurer of the 77,000-member
organization. James was re-elected at the 133rd Annual Meeting by the
House of Delegates, the organization’s decision and policy-making
body. He will begin his third term on June 1, 2010.
James received his undergraduate degree from Brown
University and earned his law degree from Boston University School of
James is the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice
of The Legal Aid Society in New York City. In that capacity, he is
responsible for the Society’s trial, parole revocation and
appellate criminal practice.
Active in the State Bar since 1981, James is a member of
its House of Delegates, the Finance Committee, the Membership Committee,
and the Committee on Diversity and Leadership Development. Within the
Criminal Justice Section, James serves as a Member-at-Large of its
Executive Committee. He previously served as the Vice President for the
11th Judicial District from 2004-2008 and on numerous committees,
including the Nominating Committee, the Special Committee on Association
Governance, the Committee on Legal Aid, the Committee on Attorneys in
Public Service and the Task Force on Increasing Diversity in the
Judiciary. He is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
James is a past president of the Queens County Bar
Association and has served on a number of that association’s
entities, including its Judiciary Committee. He is also a member of the
Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association and a former member of the Board of
Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
In addition to his bar association activities, James is
a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First
Judicial Department, the Committee on Character and Fitness for the
Second Judicial Department and the Independent Judicial Election
Qualification Commission for the Second Judicial Department. He also
serves as the Secretary of the Correctional Association.
James has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at CUNY
Law School and on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
Founded in 1876, the 77,000-member New York State Bar
Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New
York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The
State Bar’s programs and activities have continuously served the
public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.
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