Job Opportunities

WBASNY Job Opportunities

View on WBASNY Website

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

NIXON PEABODY LLP - M&A and CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATE in our Rochester, NY Office

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 two to six 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 an industry leader in corporate transactions.  Our firm has over 200 business lawyers who work together to handle the full range of mergers, sales, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, licensing, and strategic transactions for both private and public clients – from structure and strategy to negotiation and documentation.  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.

 A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters in one of the most affordable and innovative cities in the U.S.  We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other.  We live our values of teamwork and collaboration every day, and take great pride in fostering a culture based on collegiality and mutual respect.  We’re the only law firm in Rochester that offers a global stage on which to practice and an appreciation for entrepreneurial thinking.  We’re investing in our people and making them successful in Rochester and across our firm.  
NP offers challenging work, a friendly environment and an excellent benefits package.  We are always looking for outstanding lawyers with diverse backgrounds and experience to complement our strengths and become part of our exciting future.
To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers
Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran

EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER - PUBLIC BENEFITS ATTORNEY, Albany Office
Posted from 7/17/2017-8/7/2017
Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide nonprofit law firm, is seeking a Public Benefits Attorney to join our team. This is an opportunity to join one of the most effective organizations serving low-income individuals and families in New York State.
Empire JusticLIC e Center attracts and employs dedicated, determined and passionate advocates who, together, make a significant impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers. We achieve our successes through direct legal representation and high impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and by providing training and technical assistance to other advocates who are working towards the same goals.
Our organization offers staff an exciting and dynamic working environment and a strong commitment to teamwork, diversity, and personal/professional development.
The Position:
The work will primarily focus on identifying and addressing systemic barriers to the receipt of government benefits (cash assistance, food stamps and child care) and child support issues affecting low- income New Yorkers. The successful candidate will be expected to address these issues as part of a team through direct legal assistance, impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy and by providing training and support to others in the community. We are looking for a self-motivated, independent advocate who will, over time, develop sufficient expertise to be an active member of the team, help coordinate our work and become a leader in the field.
Primary responsibilities will include:
The ideal candidate will have several years of public benefits experience, but we will consider a person with strong interest in public benefits who demonstrates the ability to litigate and lead. In addition to litigation interest and experience, the successful candidate will be expected to write or to coordinate research and writing topics relevant and informative to policymakers. Work environment is collegial, cooperative, and fast-paced.
Candidates for this position will have:

  • JD with 1-5 years experience
  • Public benefits experience
  • Litigation experience or a deep interest in pursuing litigation in this area
  • Bilingual Spanish, both written and verbal, highly desired
  • Be able to produce high quality written material, meet tight deadlines, and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Have strong analytical and writing skills
  • Be admitted to practice in New York

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization's salary scale, a qualified candidate could start at $48,500. Empire Justice Center offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, pension and life insurance, vacation, holiday, personal and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance. Empire Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until 8/7/2017. If interested e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to: (No phone calls or hard copies please). Incomplete packets will not be accepted.

Rebecah Corcoran
Human Resources Manager
publicbenefitsattorney@empirejustice.org

LEGAL ASSISTANT AT KAMMHOLZ LAW
Kammholz Law PLLC is looking for an energetic team player for the position of legal assistant.  Here is a link to the full job description: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Kammholz-Law,-PLLC/jobs/Legal-Assistant-f9bc55a7e9bc5fb7?q=legal+assistant
Feel free to pass it along to someone you know or contact Brad directly at brad@kammholzlaw.comASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (CRIMINAL)

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

ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH - ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health system that serves communities across Western New York and the Finger Lakes region.  The system includes 5 hospitals, 6 skilled nursing facilities, 66 primary care offices, health home programs, outpatient laboratories, rehabilitation programs and surgical centers, independent and assisted living centers, and a PACE program.
 
Associate General Counsel
 Position Summary:
 The Associate General Counsel at Rochester Regional Health will assist the General Counsel and the other members of the legal department in managing the legal affairs of the health system.
 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and services on a broad array of issues facing a health system with a focus on healthcare regulatory advice and contract drafting and negotiation.
  • Provide day-to-day legal counsel on regulatory matters that affect health care entities, including Stark and anti-kickback, HIPAA, compliance, not-for-profit laws and Article 28.
  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate various contracts and agreements with internal business leaders, outside vendors and consultants.
  • Coordinate with internal recruiters and business leaders to draft, review, negotiate and amend physician employment agreements.
  • Draft, review and revise Rochester Regional Health policies and procedures.
  • Advise management on recent changes in laws and regulations that affect Rochester Regional Health.  
  • Establish and maintain a good rapport and working relationship with business leaders in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Manage the work of and relationships with outside counsel.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Admission to and good standing with the New York bar or another State with the ability to be admitted in New York on motion/reciprocity.
  • At least 5 years of professional legal experience in a law firm or the legal department of a large health system or other health care provider.
  • Proven ability to succeed as a member of a high performing team.
  • Strong management and communication skills.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to make sound judgments.
  • Ability to provide high quality legal work without a great deal of supervision by more senior attorneys.
  • Ability to describe complex legal issues simply and succinctly.

Rochester Regional Health - Associate General Counsel
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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. 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - UNDERBERG & KESSLER, LLP

Mid-size Rochester law firm seeks associate with 5+ years of experience in Corporate/Business related matters. Candidates should have a working knowledge of corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financial/securities offerings, compliance issues, and intellectual property; the ability to assist in formation of corporations, both for profit and not-for-profit; commercial lending matters, including preparation and negotiation of commitment letters, commercial loan documents, and the review of due diligence items. Candidate must be admitted to practice in NY; be highly motivated; be comfortable meeting with clients; and have good marketing, computer and research skills. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and current compensation expectations to Karen Craft, Director of Operations, Underberg & Kessler LLP, 300 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, New York 14604 or kcraft@underbergkessler.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

TRUST & ESTATES ATTORNEY : Underberg & Kessler
Trust & Estates Attorney: Underberg & Kessler is growing! We are currently seeking a Trust and Estates Attorney to join our team in our downtown Rochester office. The position covers all areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to organize, prioritize, effectively multi-task while producing high quality work, and to interact positively with other members of the team.
Qualifications:
·         Minimum 5+ years’ experience in trust and estates administration
·         Must be able to practice in NYS
·         Comfortable meeting with clients and have good business development
·         Highly organized and able to prioritize workload
·         Strong writing and verbal communication skills are required
 
We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an enjoyable and professional working environment. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and current compensation expectations to Karen Craft, Director of Operations, Underberg & Kessler LLP, 300 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, New York 14604 or kcraft@underbergkessler.com. Equal Opportunity EmployerAssociate

Attorney : Underberg & Kessler
Associate Attorney: Underberg & Kessler is growing!  We are seeking an attorney to join our Corporate Practice Group in our downtown Rochester office. Candidates should have a working knowledge of corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financial/securities offerings, compliance issues, and intellectual property; the ability to assist in formation of corporations, both for profit and not-for-profit; commercial lending matters, including preparation and negotiation of commitment letters, commercial loan documents, and the review of due diligence items. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to organize, prioritize, effectively multi-task while producing high quality work, and to interact positively with other members of the team.
 Qualifications:
·         Minimum 5+ years’ experience in corporate/business related matters
·         Must be able to practice in NYS
·         Comfortable meeting with clients and have good business development
·         Highly organized and able to prioritize workload
·         Strong writing and verbal communication skills
 We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an enjoyable and professional working environment. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and current compensation expectations to Karen Craft, Director of Operations, Underberg & Kessler LLP, 300 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, New York 14604 or kcraft@underbergkessler.com. Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County - Executive Director

VLSP is seeking a dynamic new Executive Director of Volunteer Legal Services Project.  This position is a great opportunity for an experienced, creative leader to build on VLSP’s strengths and successes and respond to the growing client need for pro bono volunteers to provide civil legal services.

If you know of exceptional candidates who might be interested, please pass along the attached posting.  Also, we’d appreciate it if you could share this with your networks. 

Indications of interest, inquiries and applications should be directed by email to Cochran, Cochran & Yale, Attention: Cheryl Yawman and Kymberly Bailey, Non-Profit Search Practice Directors at vlsp@ccy.com

Posting: https://www.vlsprochester.org/careers