Albert Van-Lare

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ALBERT VAN-LARE ESQ. Albert Van-Lare is a 1999 graduate of New York Law School. He has represented clients in Federal and State Courts, including United States Courts of Appeals. His practice includes Employment/Employment Discrimination Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law. He is a member of New York State Bar Association and a member of the State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline. He was also a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Minorities in the Profession Van-Lare has successfully represented clients against government at all levels in the United States. He was plaintiff’s counsel in a successful discrimination case brought against the State Court of New Jersey. The New York Law Journal, in March 2009, published the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York’s opinion in one of his cases as a decision of interest. The International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter North America( MAY 2009 VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4 ) published by BAKER & MCKENZIE also published the case, Dr. v. General Medical Council and Federation of States Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB), 08-CV-4718, as a case of interest in International Law. The opinion interpreted the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) by holding that The General Medical Council, an authority created by an act of British Parliament with the power to revoke medical licenses as well educate the general public about health issues and charge fees, is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign state not subject to lawsuit in the United States or the commercial activity exception under FSIA. The, Court, however, left room for plaintiff to sue FSMB in the appropriate venue. Mealey’s Litigation Report on Employment Law (MAY 2007) also published as noteworthy an employment discrimination settlement in a case that Van-Lare and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and another firm represented 29 plaintiffs. The New York City Office of Administrative Trial and Hearings on two separate occasions in 2006 featured two of his cases as cases of interest. Van-Lare has been interviewed and quoted by the New York Times, New York Newsday, and A.M. New York, on legal issues with public interest implications. He has been quoted by the Baltimore Sun. As a member of the Committee on Professional Discipline’s sub committee on discovery, Van-Lare and three other subcommittee members analyzed discovery rules as they apply to attorney discipline in all fifty States of the United States and presented detailed annotated report and recommendations to the bar with respect to formal discovery in cases involving attorney discipline in the State of New York. Prior to opening his law offices, Van-Lare was an officer, executive board member, staff representative, recording secretary, and a trustee of the influential and highly regarded New York union – Communications Workers of America Local 1180. For twelve years he represented workers in negotiations, arbitrations, and administrative trials. Van-Lare assisted the union in building solidarity teams and in organizing members to advance their collective and institutional interests through negotiations and activism in the work place and in the political arena. He was also a representative of the union at the New York City Central Labor Council. Van-Lare was honored by the Organization of Staff Analysts – a municipal labor union in New York – for outstanding advocacy on behalf of working people in New York. He was also named in the 2006 Strathmore’s Who’s Who of individuals who have demonstrated achievements in their occupation, profession, or industry. Van-Lare is on the New York State Board of Directors for the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, a community based organization dedicated to assisting the needy and underprivileged with legal advice and related matters. He was a former advisor and member of the Civil Rights Commission for the Township of Piscataway, New Jersey. Prior to working for the union Van-Lare was a caseworker at the New York City Department of Social Services, Office of Direct Child Services. He later worked in the Personnel Services Division of the agency. While at the Department, he worked in the pioneering implementation of kinship foster care program, conducting home studies and assessments, and permanency planning for children in foster care, amongst others. He later assisted in developing and implementing goals and policies relating to recruitment, selection, and placement of staff in Child Welfare Administration (now reconstituted as New York City Office of Children’s Services.) Van-Lare was a former adjunct professor of contemporary history at Devry University in North Brunswick, New Jersey. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 1999. He obtained a Master of Arts degree from St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York, with a major in Politics and Government and a concentration in Public Administration. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College of the City University of New York graduating with triple honors and triple majors in Political Science and Government(with concentration in American Government), History (with concentration in Recent American History), and Labor Studies ( with concentration in Labor Economics). Upon graduating from Queens College, he was honored by the U.S. Achievement Academy and the National Secondary Education Council with the honor of SCHOLASTIC ALL- AMERICAN. As a law student Van-Lare was a winner of the prestigious Joseph Anthony Beirne Foundation Scholarship awarded to him for strong academic record and an enduring commitment to promoting the dignity and solidarity of working people in New York. Van-Lare attended Cherubim & Seraphim College, Ilorin, Nigeria for his high school education He is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: State of New York State of New Jersey U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, PA. U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Boston, M.A
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