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CORPORATE ATTORNEY FOR SMALL PRO BONO PROJECT

A local City of Rochester-based grassroots organization with a mission of enriching the historic Susan B. Anthony Preservation district and connecting greater Rochester to the neighborhood through art and wellness courses, programs and events for children and adults, is looking for an attorney volunteer to help the organization become a 501(c)(3). Contact Alissa Brennan to learn more about this opportunity. If you cannot volunteer to assist pro bono, but know of someone who may be interested in doing so, please forward this request.

STAFF ATTORNEY – REGIONAL CONSUMER UNIT - Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

The Regional Consumer Unit of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney. LawNY® has seven offices throughout Western New York. If selected for this position, the staff attorney will be located to work in one of our Southern Tier locations, most likely Jamestown or Olean depending on the selected candidate.

LawNY® is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in the Finger Lakes and western New York State. LawNY® provides representation primarily in the areas of housing, family law, government benefits, elder law, education, civil rights and consumer law. LawNY® focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Project Facilitator and the Director of Litigation and Advocacy, the staff attorney will:

  1. Staff LawNY®’s Regional Consumer Hotline, providing information and resources to callers with consumer problems;
  2. Conduct initial client screenings and triage incoming consumer cases;

  3. Maintain a caseload of consumer law cases, with a focus on impact litigation;

  4. Conduct presentations and outreach to the community;

  5. Identify emerging trends in consumer law practice at the State and Federal level, by

    participating in relevant workgroups and conferences;

  6. Work with other LawNY® staff members and the community to develop strategies to

    address systemic consumer problems that adversely impact the low income

    communities we serve.

  7. Assist, train and co-counsel with other LawNY® advocates who are developing

    consumer law practice skills;

  8. Develop and sponsor trainings (including CLE accredited trainings), and assist

    consumer practice group members with more complex litigation through review of

    pleadings and moot court events;

  9. Strategize PAI (attorneys, law students and other volunteers) in the consumer

    practice area, in conjunction with LawNY®’s Pro Bono Coordinator.

Job Description and Procedures   To apply: lawnyapplications@lawny.org.

STAFF ATTORNEY - Legal Assistance of Western NY, Geneva Office

The Geneva office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a full time staff attorney in our Family Law Unit. The staff attorney will work primarily on assigned counsel matters pending in Wayne County Family Court. These cases include: custody/visitation, protective orders, child support violations, and child abuse/neglect matters.

LawNY® is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in the Finger Lakes and western New York State. The Geneva office serves five of those fourteen counties (Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates) and provides representation primarily in the areas of housing, family law, government benefits, elder law, education, civil rights and consumer law. Our (35) member Geneva office staff include attorneys, paralegals, and a legal support team who work closely across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing law related issues affecting our clients and communities. LawNY® focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty. See requirements, salary and procedure.

STAFF ATTORNEY - Legal Assistance of Western NY, Olean Office

The Olean office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a full time Staff Attorney. This is a General Practice position, emphasizing tenant advocacy, eviction defense, elder law and family law to low income clients needing representation in Cattaraugus County. Additional duties include participation in community organizations and activities that address the needs of low-income housing consumers.

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.®, is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen county region in western New York State. The Olean office covers Cattaraugus County and provides representation in elder law, family law, landlord-tenant proceedings, mortgage foreclosure, and public benefits cases. Located between the Allegheny Mountains to the south and the Allegheny Plateau to the north, Cattaraugus County is a premier destination for skiers, paddlers, hikers, mountain bikers, birders and anyone else who enjoys year-round outdoor activities.

LawNY® practices in a wide variety of courts, including justice court, state and county court, bankruptcy and federal court, as well as administrative proceedings. Program staff including attorneys and paralegals work across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to issues affecting our clients and communities. LawNY® focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.

Requirements: Applicants should have a commitment to working with low-income clients, have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Law school graduates who have taken the first available New York State Bar examination following completion of law school may qualify for a practice order pending admission to the New York State Bar pursuant to the LawNY® practice order. Attorneys admitted in another jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to court rule.

Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and is based on a pay scale with annual increments. The salary for an entry-level attorney is $46,500 and increases to $52,600 for an attorney with (5) years of experience. LawNY® provides an excellent health and benefit package with generous leave provisions. This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications, a resume, legal writing sample and the name and contact information for (3) references to the attention of Jeffrey Reed, Managing Attorney to: lawnyapplications@lawny.orgby May 25, 2018. Applications may be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled.

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY® encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY® welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other consideration protected by law.

ATTORNEY POSITIONS - Rivkin Radler LLP

Commercial Litigation/Insurance Coverage Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY
Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an associate with 2-5 years of litigation experience to join our Insurance Coverage Group. EOE
Position Requirements:

  • Experience in handling first party property coverage and defense
  • Experience deposing and retaining/dealing with experts
  • Experience representing major insurance carriers
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills

Complex Insurance Fraud/Commercial Litigation Associate  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler is seeking an associate with 2-5 years of experience in complex litigation to join our Uniondale, Long Island office.
Position Requirements:

  • Entry level experience, with excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills, and a commitment to handling challenging and demanding litigation work.
  • Insurance and/or healthcare fraud experience a plus.  Associate will be responsible for all aspects of investigation and litigation in both state and federal courts.

Employment & Labor Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is currently seeking an Employment & Labor Attorney for our Uniondale, Long Island office.   The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ of experience in all aspects of wage and hour and employment discrimination litigation, including conducting investigatory interviews, drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, and drafting administrative position statements. Deposition experience a plus.  EOE

General Liability Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an attorney with at least 4 years of general liability experience with an emphasis on automobile claims.
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, communicate regularly with claims professionals, document communication and assist in resolving cases efficiently
  • Experience in preparing pleadings, conducting depositions, and motion practice.
  • Trial experience a plus

General Liability Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Hackensack, NJ

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an attorney with at least 4 years of general liability experience with an emphasis on automobile claims. EOE
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, communicate regularly with claims professionals, document communication and assist in resolving cases efficiently
  • Experience in preparing pleadings, conducting depositions, and motion practice.
  • Trial experience a plus

Healthcare Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Albany, NY

Rivkin Radler, LLP is seeking an attorney with at least 3 years of healthcare experience to join our Health Services Practice Group. EOE
Position involves, but not limited to:

  • Transactional: Due diligence, drafting governance agreements, including  shareholders agreements, operating agreements, and bylaws; review of service agreements and vendor contracts; perform research and analysis.
  • Compliance:  Familiarity with compliance programs and training presentations; draft manuals, policies and procedures, codes of conduct; research and guidance in connection with internal audits and self-disclosures.
  • Regulatory: Knowledge of NY Public Health, Education, Mental Hygiene and Social Services Laws, HIPAA, Stark Self-Referral Law & Anti-Kickback Statute, Medicare& Medicaid

Healthcare Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler, LLP is seeking an attorney with at least 3 years of healthcare experience to join our Health Services Practice Group. EOE
Position involves, but not limited to:

  • Transactional: Due diligence, drafting governance agreements, including  shareholders agreements, operating agreements, and bylaws; review of service agreements and vendor contracts; perform research and analysis.
  • Compliance:  Familiarity with compliance programs and training presentations; draft manuals, policies and procedures, codes of conduct; research and guidance in connection with internal audits and self-disclosures.
  • Regulatory: Knowledge of NY Public Health, Education, Mental Hygiene and Social Services Laws, HIPAA, Stark Self-Referral Law & Anti-Kickback Statute, Medicare & Medicaid

Insurance Coverage Associate  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking a litigation associate with 3-5 years of experience. Interest in insurance coverage  & reinsurance (not insurance defense) required, experience preferred. Excellent legal research and writing skills a must. EOE

Medical Malpractice Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an attorney with at least 4 years of medical malpractice experience with an emphasis on nursing home negligence to join its Uniondale office. EOE
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, communicate regularly with claims professionals, document communication and assist in resolving cases efficiently;
  • Familiarity with analyzing medical records, communicating with and retaining experts;  
  • Experience in preparing pleadings, conducting depositions, and motion practice

Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking a commercial real estate, zoning and land use attorney with a minimum of 3 years' experience to join our Uniondale office.  EOE
Position requirements:

  • Commercial leasing, acquisitions, dispositions & financing experience
  • Zoning and land use experience
  • Experience in both the NYC and suburban markets
  • IDA and corporate experience a plus

Tax Associate  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking a mid-level tax associate to join our Uniondale office. EOE

Experience in some or all of the following areas are preferred:

  • Federal, state and local income tax matters;
  • Transactional tax structuring/planning (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings)
  • Federal and NYS tax audits and other tax controversy matters;
  • Non-income tax matters (e.g., sales tax, payroll tax, real property transfer tax);
  • Executive compensation/ERISA;
  • Estate and gift planning;
  • Tax-exempt entities;
  • Voluntary Disclosure programs
  • LLM a plus but not required

Trusts & Estates Attorney  (Full Time)
Location: Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking a versatile junior to mid-level associate with estate planning and estate administration experience.  Primary responsibilities include drafting wills, trusts and other estate-planning documents.  Candidate must demonstrate an ability to analyze issues and possess strong research and writing skills. 

A background in accounting or tax law and/or elder law a plus.  License to practice law in New York a must. EOE 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS – The Zoghlin Group PLLC

The Zoghlin Group PLLC, a boutique law firm in Rochester, NY, seeks associate attorneys with at least 3 years relevant experience.

The Zoghlin Group PLLC focuses its practice on environmental, land use, municipal, zoning, historic preservation, and renewable energy matters. Its office is in the historic High Falls Button factory, close to New York State’s only urban waterfall.

Associate compensation consists of competitive salary and health insurance.  Fringe benefits include bar association fees, paid parking, and an exceptional work environment. Relocation expenses would be considered.

We seek attorneys who have a genuine passion for environmental and land use matters.  Candidates with excellent written and oral advocacy skills should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Mindy@ZogLaw.com.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL - Reference No. BUF_AAG_3154, Division of Regional Affairs, Buffalo Regional Office
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks an experienced litigator to work in its Buffalo Regional Office.  The Regional Office represents the State, its agencies and officers in a wide range of federal and state court litigation.  The attorney will handle all phases of litigation from commencement through trial.  Trial experience is a must and federal court experience is a plus.  Familiarity with the Mental Hygiene Law is also a plus.  Superior writing, analytical and organizational skills are required.  Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of practice experience. Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State.  In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
 
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: BUF_AAG_3154; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
  • Writing Sample
  • Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate (unofficial is acceptable).

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application. If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov

ATTORNEY ADVISOR - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA is seeking talented, experienced legal experts for an Attorney Advisor position in Washington, DC.

Position Responsibilities:
In this position, you will serve as an Attorney Advisor for the Office of Chief Counsel and will be responsible for developing FEMA agency regulations. Assignments include:

  • Coordinating the development and drafting of FEMA regulations and providing legal counsel on the Administrative Procedure Act implications of FEMA draft regulations;
  • Serving as project manager on FEMA rulemaking projects;
  • Conducting Administrative Procedure Act analyses for FEMA regulations and policies; and
  • Working with the DHS Office of General Counsel, OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and the Office of the Federal Register on FEMA rulemakings, policies, and Federal Register notices.

Experience and  Requirements:

  • A J.D. or LL.B. degree from an ABA accredited law school;
  • An active membership, in good standing, of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
  • At least two (2) years of full-time professional legal experience gained after being admitted to the bar;
  • Experience using the Administrative Procedure Act, Executive Order 12866, as revised (Regulatory Planning and Review), and other Federal agency rule-making requirements and procedures;
  • Experience developing and drafting Federal agency rules; and
  • Strong legal writing and verbal communication skills.

Join Our Mission.  Apply Online Today.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Hamberger & Weiss

Insurance defense firm has immediate openings for full time associates in its Buffalo and Rochester offices.  Selected candidates will be provided with full training enabling them to advance to immediate litigation experience.  Health insurance, 401K and flexible vacation time are included in the benefits package.  Recent law school graduates and admitted attorneys will be considered. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript.  Submissions for the Buffalo office should be sent to Mr. Daniel Bowers at dbowers@hwcomp.com. and submissions for the Rochester office should be sent to Mr. Ronald Weiss at rweiss@hwcomp.com

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS - Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, a civil litigation firm with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, seeks attorneys with 2-5 years litigation experience to join us as an associate attorney in our Rochester office.

Ward Greenberg specializes in the defense of businesses of all sizes, colleges & universities, hospitals & academic medical centers, and professional service firms. This includes service as national trial counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations. We are a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in 11 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Products Liability Litigation, and Insurance Law. Our partners are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, The American Board of Trial Advocates, and Best Lawyers in America®. Our associates are regularly ranked as rising stars and up & coming attorneys.

Associate compensation is composed of competitive salary, productivity-based bonuses, 401K matching, and profit sharing. Fringe benefits include bar admission/renewal fees, bar association fees, and paid parking. Relocation expenses also compensated.

Candidates with excellent written and oral advocacy skills should submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript, to tsears@wardgreenberg.com

DISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK ATTORNEY POSITIONS
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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE – Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Rochester, NYBond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, a law firm of 250+ attorneys, is seeking a commercial real estate associate to join the Rochester office. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of transactional experience and will focus on handling commercial acquisitions and sales, financing, lending, leasing and land use. Construction experience a plus. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, strong writing and verbal communication skills and be in good standing with the NYS Bar. We are an EEO Employer.  Please send your cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com.

MANAGER OF LEGAL RECRUITING AND DEVELOPMENT - Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Manager of Legal Recruiting and Development. The Manager of Legal Recruiting and Development will be responsible for leading attorney recruitment, training and professional development efforts for each of the firm’s offices. The individual will work closely with the firm’s Director of Legal Recruiting and Development, Hiring Partner, Training and Professional Development Partner and Chair of the Associate Evaluation Committee to support the planning and achievement of the firm’s Legal Recruiting and Professional Development strategy and initiatives.  See full job opening.

TEMPORARY LAW CLERK - To U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
 The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York is seeking a Law Clerk to support our Bankruptcy Chief Judge.  The Law Clerk reports directly to the Judge and is primarily responsible for conducting legal research, preparing bench memos, and editing and proofreading the Judge’s decisions and opinions.  The Law Clerk is also responsible for case management and other administrative duties.  For full details and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.nywb.uscourts.gov.  EOE

DEFAULT SERVICES ATTORNEYS - Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP is searching for Default Services Attorneys admitted 1-3 years with general knowledge of the foreclosure process.  Court experience preferred but not required.  Familiarity with general litigation including discovery drafting, motion drafting, and settlement conferences preferred.  Qualities we are looking for are the ability to provide high quality work in a high-volume, fast paced environment, confident communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Contact Danielle Hoffman dhoffman@woodsoviatt.com

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS AMERICORPS VISTA FELLOWSHIP
POSITION SUMMARY:

 The VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP) Legal Fellow will build the capacity of tenant associations by assisting, informing, educating, and engaging tenants of eligible project-based U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) assisted properties in New York to preserve affordable housing and increase tenant capacity building regarding their rights, responsibilities, and options for preservation and improvement of their communities.

TO APPLY:  Please send a letter of interest, resume, (3) references with email addresses and telephone numbers, and legal writing sample to the attention of Co-Deputy Director of Operations, Lori O’Brien at lawnyapplications@lawny.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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OPPORTUNITIES at Rivkin Radler LLP
Property Insurance Associate

Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an associate with 2-5 years of litigation experience to join our Uniondale, Long Island office. EOE
Position Requirements: 

  • Experience in handling first party property coverage and defense
  • Experience deposing and retaining/dealing with experts
  • Experience representing major insurance carriers
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills

Click here to apply
Commercial Litigation Associate
Hackensack, NJ

 Seeking an attorney with 2-5 years of litigation experience to join our Litigation & Appeals Group in our New Jersey office. EOE
Requirements:

  • Federal court experience, and must be admitted to and have litigated in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • Meaningful case management/case running experience.
  • Strong narrative writing skills.
  • Familiarity with Intellectual Property a plus

Click here to apply
Real Estate/Construction Litigation Attorney
Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an attorney with at least 3 years of general real estate/construction litigation experience to join our Uniondale, Long Island office.
Position requirements:

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES - Leclair Korona Vahey Cole LLP
Please submit qualifications to humanresources@leclairkorona.com

Litigation Associate
Litigator with 2-5 years of experience to join a premier civil litigation firm. The attorney must be admitted to practice in New York State. Insurance defense work is a plus.
Associate will work with partners on sophisticated litigation and the role will include:

  • Draft motions, briefs, pleadings, and correspondence.
  • Prepare and respond to discovery.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Research and analyze relevant legal precedent, state and local civil procedure.
  • Interview witnesses. 

Litigation Paralegal:
Outstanding opportunity for a civil litigation paralegal. Candidate must possess strong organizational skills and be prepared to use and assist others in the use of litigation management software; assist in the preparation for depositions, trials, appellate records and briefing; maintain databases in Excel and support overall office needs. Computer proficiency is a must. 

M&A AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATE, Rochester, NY Office – Nixon Peabody LLP
Our M&A and Corporate Transactions Practice Group is seeking a highly motivated associate to join our Rochester, NY office.  Qualified candidates will have approximately one to three years of experience working on M&A and other business transactions for private and public companies, a broad knowledge of general corporate law, and will be expected to work on matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and commercial transactions.
 
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in working with clients and colleagues on transactions; outstanding judgment; superb communication and writing skills; be self a starter with a commitment to client service, business development, and excellence; and have the desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced yet collegial environment.
 
NP is a market leader in the U.S. handling mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.  Our 250 corporate lawyers work collectively across multiple disciplines and geographies to help clients tackle complex transactions.  We work with a broad variety of clients across several industries, in joint ventures, mergers, sales and acquisitions ranging from millions of dollars to billions of dollars.  We take an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to addressing client needs and we are the only law firm in Rochester that offers a global stage on which to practice. 
 
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do –http://www.nixonpeabody.com/mergers_and_acquisitions.
 
At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds.  Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
 
To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website athttp://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers 
Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran.

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY - Barclay Damon, LLP

The firm offers a workplace of choice to persons from all cultures, lifestyles and experiences – acting on the belief that an inclusive work environment provides an atmosphere that allows all individuals to attain their greatest potential.

Barclay Damon, LLP, a 275-attorney law firm, with 33 practice offerings and eleven offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, is seeking a Partner and an Associate for its Buffalo office in the Immigration Practice Area. Candidates should have deep experience assisting business clients with immigration matters, including intra-company transfers (L-1), treaty trader and investors (E-1/E-2), specialty occupation workers (H-1B), and NAFTA professionals (TN). The attorney must also have experience preparing immigrant petitions including employment-based preference petitions for multinational managers and executives as well as program electronic review management (PERM) labor certification cases.  Barclay Damon welcomes applications from senior-level associates, junior-level partners, and established partners with a portable book of immigration based business.

Recruitment Coordinator, Barclay Damon, LLP, jobs@barclaydamon.com

LEGAL SECRETARY AT MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE
The Office is looking to hire a legal secretary as soon as possible. This would be a provisional hire, meaning the new hire would have to take the legal secretary II exam when next offered and receive a score in the top three scores or lose the position. 

The person must meet the minimum qualifications for the position (attached). Starting salary is $28,260 with full benefits. 

Please forward this email to anyone you think would be interested. For persons interested, please have them send a resume to Tracey Tronolone, ttronolone@monroecounty.gov

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS AND THE OFFICE OF THE U.S. ATTORNEYS
Summary
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York which encompasses 17 counties: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung. With Offices in Buffalo and Rochester, the United States Attorney is the principal Federal Law Enforcement Officer in the District and prosecutes all violations of the Federal Criminal Law. The Office also represents every Federal agency in civil cases and matters.
To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/470316600

IMMIGRATION STAFF ATTORNEYS
We are seeking to fill several full-time positions based in the Batavia, NY office of the Immigration Program of the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) to handle our work under the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, and some WNY county jails which hold immigrant women.
The ideal candidates will be admitted to practice law, have at least one year experience in litigation, preferably in immigration removal proceedings, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays. The ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently is very highly preferred. In the alternative, fluency in French and Mandarin are also very desirable.  If the potential candidate possesses two or more years of immigration litigation experience but does not speak a language other than English, s/he is also encouraged to apply.
Also required are strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office, and to county jails in the eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driver’s license is required); strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.
This position will be under the direct supervision of the VLP Immigration Program Supervising Attorney and the program’s Director, Sophie Feal. Please send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications for this position, and contact information for 3 references to: Sophie Feal, Esq., ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 or sfeal@ecbavlp.com
For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com
VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.

TORTS & INSURANCE/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEY (Buffalo)

Barclay Damon, LLP, a 275-attorney law firm, with 33 practice offerings and eleven offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, is seeking a full-time Associate for its Buffalo office to join its Torts & Products Liability Defense and Commercial Litigation Practice Areas. The Associate should have 2-4 years of torts defense experience, as well as prior commercial litigation experience.

Candidate must be licensed to practice in the state of New York; have superior verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; and have demonstrated abilities to work directly with clients and develop and execute service strategies.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample in confidence to: 

Recruitment Coordinator
Barclay Damon, LLP
Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: Recruitment Coordinator
Email: jobs@barclaydamon.com

LOCATION(S): Buffalo

Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

IMMIGRATION STAFF ATTORNEYS at Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP)
We are seeking to fill several full-time positions based in the Batavia, NY office of the Immigration Program of the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) to handle our work under the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, and some WNY county jails which hold immigrant women.

The ideal candidates will be admitted to practice law, have at least one year experience in litigation, preferably in immigration removal proceedings, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays. The ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently is very highly preferred. In the alternative, fluency in French and Mandarin are also very desirable.  If the potential candidate possesses two or more years of immigration litigation experience but does not speak a language other than English, s/he is also encouraged to apply.

Also required are strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office, and to county jails in the eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driver’s license is required); strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.

This position will be under the direct supervision of the VLP Immigration Program Supervising Attorney and the program’s Director, Sophie Feal.
Please send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications for this position, and contact information for 3 references to: Sophie Feal, Esq., ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 or sfeal@ecbavlp.com

For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com  VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY AT THOMAS & SOLOMON, LLP

Thomas & Solomon LLP, one of the western New York’s leading employment law firms, is seeking a qualified candidate for an associate position. The candidate must have a minimum of three years experience in: client and witness interviews; defending depositions; reviewing discovery; and the preparing and drafting of complaints, discovery requests and responses, mediation statements, and settlement agreements. Experience with employment law issues, and federal and state courts is preferred. Successful candidates will have strong education credentials, coupled with excellent research, writing and communication skills.

Benefits: Competitive compensation, employer matched 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Please visit our website for more information about our firm at www.theemploymentattorneys.com.  Interested applicants please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Pat Schueckler, Thomas & Solomon LLP, 693 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
tel:  585.272.0540  fax: 585.272.0963

Resume submissions and discussions with our firm will be held in the strictest confidence. 

PAVA Advocate - Brooklyn, NY

PAVA Advocate - Position Details
To apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1292320

NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION OPPORTUNITY

A local not-for-profit corporation established in 1954 seeks advice on its program for providing interest-free college loans to inner city and rural women.  The corporation is looking for a pro bono attorney to review and update its scholarship/loan application documents, including guarantor documents and offer guidance on limited corporate matters.  The attorney would write demand letters on defaulted loans and file judgments. The pro bono attorney would be reimbursed for out of pocket fees.  If interested, a meeting with the  Chair of the Educational Loan Fund will be arranged. Reply to Vasanthi Pillai, Esq. at Volunteer Legal Services Project vpillai@vlsprochester.org or (585) 232-3051

Pro Bono Attorney - Not-For-Profit Corporation Opportunity

A local not-for-profit corporation established in 1954 seeks advice on its program for providing interest-free college loans to inner city and rural women.  The corporation is looking for a pro bono attorney to review and update its scholarship/loan application documents, including guarantor documents and offer guidance on limited corporate matters.  The attorney would write demand letters on defaulted loans and file judgments. The pro bono attorney would be reimbursed for out of pocket fees.  If interested, a meeting with the  Chair of the Educational Loan Fund will be arranged.
Reply to Vasanthi Pillai, Esq. at Volunteer Legal Services Project vpillai@vlsprochester.org or (585) 232-3051

Monroe County: Public Defender's Office

The Monroe County Public Defender is accepting resumes for an entry-level position as an assistant public defender in the Town Court Bureau. In this position the attorney would be responsible for representing persons charged with misdemeanors or violations in town courts throughout Monroe County. Starting salary is $51,154 with excellent benefits, including full health insurance, dental, vacation, sick time, compensatory time, and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York and have a valid driver's license. All employees of Monroe County are required to reside within Monroe County. Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Monroe County Public Defender's Office, 10 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

Associate Position at Barclay Damon

http://barclaydamon.com/current-openings-attorneys/litigation-insurance-coverage-attorney-buffalo-rochester-syracuse

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC - Litigator Position
Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC seeks an ambitious litigator with 1 to 5 years experience to work in our Rochester office. Unparalleled opportunities available for the right candidate. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and have excellent verbal, writing, research and analytical skills. Generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k and more. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence to: lenhard@ruppbaase.com.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.