Résumé of Ronald L. VanNorstrand, Esq.

EDUCATION FRANKLIN PIERCE LAW CENTER, Concord, N.H.
J. D., May 1981

S. U. N. Y. at BUFFALO, Buffalo, N. Y.
B. S. Sociology, May 1973
LEGAL
EXPERIENCE
LEGAL SERVICES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, Syracuse, N. Y.
May 1990 - June 30, 1997

Staff Attorney, Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Unit (50% Time)
Caseload emphasis: Advocacy and legal representation on behalf of parents of children with special education needs, Medicaid Issues, and Employment Discrimination. Extensive administrative hearing and appeal experience.

Staff Attorney/Director, Fair Housing Enforcement Project (50% time). Developed project and obtained funding. Developed and incorporated separate entity, i.e., the Fair Housing Council of Central New York, to conduct testing of housing discrimination complaints.
Caseload emphasis: HUD Administrative complaints, and state and federal actions for individual clients and Fair Housing Council of Central New York, Inc.

LEGAL SERVICES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, Syracuse, N, Y March 1985 - May 1990
Staff Attorney, Housing Unit
Caseload emphasis: Public and subsidized housing, representation of tenant's associations, general landlord tenant issues. Extensive trial experience, including jury trials.

HEATH, ROSEENTHAL & WEISSMAN, Syracuse, N-Y
July 1983 - February 1981
Associate Attorney
Caseload emphasis: Employment discrimination, worker's compensation, social security disability and criminal appointments.

CRANDALL, PYLES & CRANDALL, Logan, West Virginia
June 1981 - June 1983
Associate Attorney
Caseload emphasis: Worker disability; (i.e. black lung benefits, worker's compensation and social security disability) labor relations, wage claims, unemployment insurance and employment discrimination.

CRANDALL, PYLES & CRANDALL, Logan, West Virginia
September 1980 - January 1981
Legal Intern, Prepared legal memorandum and assisted in black lung, unemployment, labor relations and criminal cases.

NORTH CAROLINA LABOR LAW PROJECT, Raleigh, N. C.
Summer 1980
Legal Intern, Prepared legal Memorandum on employment discrimination, class actions and labor relations and assisted with a section 1983 action,

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, Concord, N.H,
Fall 1980
Legal Intern, Researched contract issues, prepared grievances, interviewed clients and represented worker's compensation claimants.

EASTERN KENTUCKY LABOR LAW PROJECT, Hazard, KY
Summer 1979
Legal Intern, Prepared legal memorandum and grievances, assisted in a union recognition hearing and advised an area union organizing campaign.

TEACHING
EXPERIENCE
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL LABOR RELATIONS,
Syracuse, N. Y.
August 1985 - Present
Teach various labor related courses (e.g. labor law and contemporary labor problems)

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, CENTRAL NEW YORK COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETYAND HEALTH, Syracuse, N, Y.
February 1984 - February 1989
Conduct seminars for member union locals on worker's compensation, right to know law and occupational safety and health.
ADVOCACY
EXPERIENCE
STEERING COMMITTEE, CENTRAL NEW YORK COUNCIL ON CCUPATIONAL SAFETYAND HEALTH, Syracuse, N. Y.
February - Present
Development and administration of Occupational Safety and Health Education Project funded by New York State Occupational Safety and Health Abatement Board, general advocacy and lobbying regarding occupational safety and health issues.
POLITICAL
EXPERIENCE
CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR NEW YORK STATE SENATE CANDIDATE
Syracuse, N. Y
Summer/Fall 1984
Campaign manager for democratic candidate for the 49th New York State Senate District.
PROFESSIONAL
LICENSES - Law
State of New York - admitted 1984
State of West Virginia - admitted 7981 (inactive by request)
U. S. District Court for Northern District of NY - admitted 1984
U. S. District Court for Southern District of W. Va. - admitted 1982
SIGNIFICANT
ACTIVITIES
Current Member Syracuse Community Reinvestment Coalition
Former Member of Board of Directors of Spanish Action League


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