James A. Conlon, Jr.
Associate Director of Career Development
James A. Conlon received his Bachelor of Science degree from St.
John’s University and his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s
University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the
State of New York, the United States Supreme Court and the Southern
and Eastern Districts of the State of New York. He is a member of
the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association
and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a former Senior
Assistant District Attorney for the King’s County District
Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, New York. In March 2004 he was
appointed General Counsel for the State Employment Relations Board
(SERB). He was responsible for the administration and supervision
of all Board cases including unfair labor practice charges,
representation cases, as well as arbitration and mediation cases.
He was also an Administrative Law Judge for representation hearings
in the agency.
Currently he is on the Board for the Labor Employment Relations
Association, Long Island Division; he is on the Board for the
Valley Stream Youth Counsel, was on the Board of Directors of St.
John’s University School of Law Alumni Association and a Past
President of the Brooklyn Chapter. He is also Chair of the
Government Relations Committee of the Long Island Chapter of the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society where he has lobbied for
disability rights with legislators from Albany and Washington D.C.
Mr. Conlon went into the United States Air Force during the Vietnam
War and was a highly decorated veteran being honorably discharged
in 1977. In 1995 he was selected the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society Father of the Year for the Long Island Chapter. In June of
2002 he was honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society who
presented him with the 2002 Outstanding Leadership award for his
service to the Society and his efforts advocating for the rights of
people with disabilities and their families. In January 2003 he was
the recipient of the Young Alumni Award by the St. John’s
University School of Law Alumni Association at their annual
Mr. Conlon returned to alma mater St. John’s University School of
Law in January, 2008. As the Assistant Director for Career
Development, Mr. Conlon counsels students and fellow alumni, plans
career-related programs and events, conducts employer outreach and
initiated the Alumni Fellowship Program. In October 2011, Mr.
Conlon was promoted to Associate Director Career Development. He
works on career pathways related to Criminal Law, Labor and
Employment Law as well as Entertainment and Sports Law. Mr. Conlon
is a member of the New York State Bar Association the Association
for Legal Career Professionals (NALP), the American Bar
Association, and the Labor Employment Relations Association.