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UNDERBERG & KESSLER LLP - ATTORNEY OPENINGS

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Underberg & Kessler LLP is seeking an attorney to join its Litigation Practice Group in our Rochester, NY office. Our litigation team members handle general civil litigation matters in the state and federal courts in New York and nationally, and have significant experience representing clients in all types of trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State and have a minimum of three years of experience representing public and/or private clients in defense matters in New York State and federal trial and appellate courts. The ideal candidate will have medical malpractice or asbestos defense experience.  Please visit www.underbergkessler.com to apply and learn more about the Firm.

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Underberg & Kessler LLP has an opening for an attorney in its Residential Real Estate Practice Group in Rochester, NY.  Our team provides legal services for clients in commercial and residential real estate purchases and sales, financing, leasing, and related matters.  Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State and have a minimum of two years of experience with residential real estate transactions, including mortgage lending. This position is responsible for ensuring legal compliance with a strong background managing non-attorney closing personnel required, familiarity with closing software, and the ability to work in an accurate, detail-oriented and highly productive manner.  Please visit www.underbergkessler.com to apply and learn more about the Firm.

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Underberg & Kessler is seeking an attorney with a minimum of three years of experience to join its Corporate Practice Group in our Rochester, NY office.   Candidates should have a working knowledge of corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financial/securities offerings, and governance and compliance issues, the ability to assist in the formation of business entities, including limited liability companies, profit and non-profit corporations, lending transactions, and negotiation of commitment letters, commercial loan documents, and the review of due diligence items.  Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State, be highly motivated, comfortable meeting with clients and developing business, and have strong research and computer skills.  Please visit www.underbergkessler.com to apply and learn more about the Firm.

Trusts & Estates Associate - Rochester, NY Office – Nixon Peabody LLP

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.

Our Private Clients Practice Group is seeking to hire a mid-level trusts & estates associate to join our Rochester, NY office. The ideal candidate will have approximately four to six years of experience in estate planning, representing individuals, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations with respect to estate, income and gift tax planning matters, as well as trust and estate administration. An LL.M. degree is a plus. Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with stellar academic credentials, superb judgment and communication skills, a commitment to excellence and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Our nationally recognized Private Clients lawyers partner with individuals, families and business owners to craft their estate plans and achieve their wealth management goals.  The team develops and implements practical planning solutions geared to protect our clients, minimize taxes and preserve businesses and wealth through multiple generations. Click here to learn more about who we are and what we do.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s a chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead.  To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking. We’re investing in our people and making them successful in Rochester and across the firm. Rochester offers lawyers a sought after and differentiating environment to grow a practice and a family. Our region offers major market quality of life without major market costs, making it a destination for talented people and innovative companies.

The legal profession in Rochester is tight-knit, and our connectedness brings the opportunity to be a leader. Most lawyers serve on boards of a wide variety of business and community organizations. We hope you will consider this great opportunity to join the only law firm in Rochester which offers a global stage on which to practice.

To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

COURT ATTORNEY AND RESOURCE COORDINATOR - 7th Judicial District

#7806, Court Attorney (Trial Part) Series

#7805, Resource Coordinator I

Application for Employment can be obtained at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf. 
Applications must be postmarked or received by September 24, 2018.

7th JD Human Resources
99 Exchange Blvd, Room 161,
Rochester, NY 14614
585-371-3266
7thhumanresources@nycourts.gov

EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER ANNOUNCES TWO POSITION OPENINGS

Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide legal services organization, is seeking a Chief Litigation Officer and an LGBTQ Rights 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.

Chief LITIGATION Officer - Rochester or Albany, NY - Full time, Exempt position
This position is available immediately. Applications accepted through Friday October 5, 2018. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to address below. No phone calls or hard copies please. Full position description.

ChiefLitigationOfficer@empirejustice.org

LGBTQ Rights Attorney - Rochester or Albany, NY - Full time, Exempt position
Position available immediately. Applications accepted through Friday, September 21, 2018. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to the address below. No phone calls or hard copies please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Full position description.

LGBTQRightsAttorney@empirejustice.org

STAFF ATTORNEY PRO BONO COORDINATOR - LawNY

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator. The Staff Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator will work in LawNY®’s newly created regional Pro Bono Project and will report to the Director of Pro Bono Affairs.

The Staff Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator will be responsible for handling LawNY®’s pro bono programming externally, including conducting targeted outreach to all potential pro bono volunteers across LawNY®’s service area as well as remote volunteers from other regions in New York State. This attorney position is also responsible for coordinating web- based outreach, pro bono training and development and pro bono recognition for exceptional volunteers.

Funding for this position is secure for at least a two year period. LawNY® has received a grant that will run from 10/1/18 – 9/30/20 to implement an initiative to expand services to our clients through pro bono volunteers in our 13 rural counties. Our goals are to: increase the number of attorneys, law students and other volunteers who provide services to our clients; increase the number of extended service cases staffed by our pro bono volunteers; and grow the practice areas in which pro bono volunteers provide legal services from primarily family law cases to our other practice areas with a focus on community economic development and consumer law matters.

Procedure: Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter describing qualifications, 2) resume, 3) the name and contact information of three references and 4) a writing sample no later than September 7, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the attention of Kelly McGovern, Director of Pro Bono Affairs and sent by e-mail to lawnyapplications@lawny.org.

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.

FELLOWSHIP POSITION - LawNY, Bath Office

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is re-posting this job announcement for a new fellowship position to be home-based in our Bath office, but with program-wide responsibilities, so substantial work could be done out of any other LawNY office. Travel throughout the LawNY service area will be required. This position is for a (2) year Equal Justice Works sponsored Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellow.  Please feel free to share with interested and qualified friends, family and colleagues. We are looking for an attorney admitted to practice in New York with up to about five years of experience who can begin work by August 1, 2018.

Our Fellow will provide outreach, screening, information and referral, and direct, holistic legal representation services to victims of campus sexual assault throughout the 14-county LawNY service area in conjunction with LawNY's existing sexual assault partner agencies network.
Inquiries and applications can be directed to Gregg A. Thomas, Managing Attorney, LawNY-Ithaca at lawnyapplications@lawny.org. (View Full Position Description)
 

ATTORNEY POSITIONS - Rivkin Radler LLP

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

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

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.

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

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Large corner office available for attorney to share with small law firm on East Ave. near Main St. across from Appellate Division.  Possible opportunity for personal injury overflow work. 

Contact:  Laurie Donofrio @ ldonofrio@kwdllp.com

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES - Leclair Korona 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. 

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.