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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

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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.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY – Underberg & Kessler LLP
 Underberg & Kessler LLP is growing! We are seeking a commercial real estate attorney to join our Real Estate and Banking Practice Groups in our Rochester office. This position requires significant knowledge of real estate and economic development transactions. 
Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 
•      Draft documents related to all types of commercial real estate and loan transactions;
•      Be responsible for closing files for various types of real estate transactions and conduct closings;
•      Conduct detailed title, survey and zoning analysis, and review of real property tax records;
•      Prepare closing checklists and closing settlement statements;
•      Prepare loan documents;
•      Conduct due diligence review; 
•      Manage ongoing communications with clients, other attorneys and referral sources; and
•      Review and prepare leases, deeds, purchase contracts, easements, and transfer documents.
Qualifications:
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.
Additional skills must include:

  • 3+ years of real estate and transactional experience 
  • experience with municipal finance, HUD transactions and/or tax credit deals a plus
  • accurate drafting of legal documents
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • strong organizational skills
  • excellence in client service 
  • ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal errors 
  • highly motivated to learn and expand skill sets 

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE - Underberg & Kessler LLP
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
- Draft documents related to all types of residential real estate and loan transactions;
- Be responsible for closing files for various types of real estate transactions and conduct closings;
- Conduct detailed title, survey and zoning analysis, and review of real property tax records:
- Prepare closing checklists and closing settlement statements;
- Conduct due diligence review;
- Manage ongoing communications with clients, other attorneys and referral sources; and
- Review and prepare leases, deeds, purchase contracts, easements, and transfer documents.

Qualifications:
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.
Additional skills must include:
- 2+ years of real estate and transactional experience
- accurate drafting of legal documents
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- strong organizational skills
- excellence in client service
- ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal errors
- highly motivated to learn and expand skill sets

Overview of Underberg & Kessler:
Underberg & Kessler is a full-service law firm founded in 1926. We have offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Canandaigua, and Geneseo, New York.
Some firms look for employees who live and breathe the law. But at Underberg & Kessler, we look for people with a variety of interests and a rich knowledge base. We believe that a well-rounded attorney is of greater benefit to our clients because they bring more depth and understanding to the job. We hire the finest legal minds—multitalented individuals who have energy and passion, and are committed to the firm and our clients. In a familial, yet professional, atmosphere, our commitment to clients extends from the partnership, to the associates, to the support staff.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an enjoyable and professional working environment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.