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Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Public Affairs and Administration invites you to the next session of Urban Dialogue: Race, Crime & The Right To Counsel on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:00pm at the MCNY Main Campus at 60 West Street, Lower Manhattan.  Seymour James, Jr., Attorney in Chief of The Legal Aid Society will be the guest speaker.

Seymour James has devoted his entire legal career to ensuring that the poor in New York City receive high quality representation. He joined The Legal Aid Society in 1974 as a staff attorney in the Brooklyn Office and has served in various supervisory capacities including Supervising Attorney in the Bronx County Office, Deputy Attorney-in-Charge of the Kings County and Queens County Offices, Attorney-in-Charge of the Queens County Office, and Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice.  Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York, Mr. James graduated from Stuyvesant High School, obtained an undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University, and earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law.

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Urban Dialogue is a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories, and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.

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