B.S., St. John's University
James ("Jim") Conlon is currently an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, the Tobin College of Business and School of Professional Studies at St. John’s University. Additionally, he has his own practice as a labor arbitrator on the panels of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Joint Industry Board of Electrical Workers (JIB). He is also a Hearing Officer for the New York City Board of Education and the New York State Ethics Commission.
Conlon served as an Assistant Director of Career Services at St. John’s University School of Law where he was very active counseling students and alumni towards careers in the legal profession, until he retired from the University in August 2014.
Prior to working at St. John’s, Conlon was a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the King’s County District Attorneys Office in Brooklyn, New York. Upon leaving the D.A.’s office he was appointed General Counsel for the State Employment Relations Board (SERB), where 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. Conlon served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a highly decorated veteran who was honorably discharged in 1977.
Conlon currently serves on the Board for the Labor Employment Relations Association, Long Island Division and the Board for the Valley Stream Youth Counsel. He was on the Board of Directors of St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association and a past President of its 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. 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 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 luncheon.