Paul Schachter

Vice President at BC Civil Liberties Association

Location:
Suite 2 - 900 Helmcken Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Company:
BC Civil Liberties Association
HQ Phone:
(604) 687-2919
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Last Updated 11/12/2017

General Information

Employment History

Cooperating Attorney  - Center for Constitutional Rights Inc

Director of the Labor Law Clinic  - Rutgers University

Attorney of Longstanding  - American Association of University Professors

Principal Counsel  - National Postal Mail Handlers Union

Neutral Mediator In Non-Labor Relations Matters  - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

General Counsel To the Union Chapters  - Union County College

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Director Profiles - BC Civil Liberties AssociationBC Civil Liberties Association

Paul Schachter, Vice-President
Paul Schachter has a lifelong commitment to civil liberties and equality rights as a lawyer and an activist. He was deeply involved in the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Paul's work as a lawyer focused on human rights, workers' rights, civil liberties and constitutional rights cases. Paul represented the decolonization and democratic union movement in Puerto Rico. He served as chief counsel to the New York City hotel unions. He was on the clinical law faculty of Rutgers Law School as Director of the Labor Law Clinic. Paul also founded a six-person civil rights, civil liberties, and union representation law firm. He wound down his private practice after 20 years to become Senior Fellow of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York to work on the Maher Arar case, opposition to abuses after 9/11, police misconduct and systemic discrimination. Paul has lived in Canada for the last 15 years and has worked here as a community activist, organizational facilitator and dispute resolution specialist. He has been a Director of the BCCLA since 2014. Paul's newspaper articles on the Sunshine Coast in support of Physician Assisted Dying were widely circulated. He has served on the association's Elections Committee and the committee to update its organizational structure.

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Paul Schachter, Of Counsel - Levy Ratner, P.C. Attorney

Paul Schachter
Paul Schachter (Rutgers Law School, J.D., 1974) has been a labor and civil rights lawyer for over 30 years. He has represented numerous unions in Puerto Rico, New York and New Jersey. He is a past director of the Rutgers Law School Labor Law Clinic. He is former General Counsel to the union chapters of the American Association of University Professors at Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Union County College. Schachter has also served as General Counsel to Teamsters Union Local 102, representing Anheuser-Busch brewery workers among others, and principal counsel for the National Postal Mailhandlers Union in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan area. He was a Stavis-Kinoy Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights. He currently advises on issues regarding the representation of union clients and also serves as a neutral mediator in non-labor relations matters and is on the panels of the United States District Court and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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