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EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER POSITIONS

We have exciting legal opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are looking to make a meaningful difference and make the law work for all New Yorkers; especially those who need our protection most! Please support us in putting together a strong candidate pool for our open positions at Empire Justice Center. 
 
Links to Position Description and Application Procedure also provided here:  
https://empirejustice.org/work-with-us/

PARALEGAL - VLSP 
 Job Summary
Provides support to staff attorney for programs serving persons living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ persons, older adults, and disabled individuals. Provides online, telephone, and in person intake coverage to gather client and case information. Provide backup support to other staff paralegals in office and at our Help Centers. Requires excellent attention to detail including the ability to record information accurately, produce reports, and evaluate information to determine compliance for agency programs and funders. Participation in community outreach events including preparation of program promotional materials. Ability to work in a community setting when legal services are provided outside of the office.
Qualifications and Skills Education/Experience/Abilities : College education preferred. Experience working with low income and historically marginalized communities is desired. Must have professional demeanor, ability to work independently with little or no supervision, and excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous database management experience helpful. Ability to document information accurately, prepare database reports, and evaluate information to determine compliance with program standards. Ability to work under pressure and provide a high level of client care. Excellent administrative and organizational skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, job assignments, and working conditions.
To apply for this position, email a cover letter, resume and business references to jobs@vlsprochester.org.  

PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT - Law Office of June Castellano

Position available for a Paralegal/Legal assistant.  Law Office of June Castellano in Brighton.  Flexible hours.  Experience with family law preferred but not required.  Send statement of interest and a resume to june@junecastellano.com.

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION - LawNY, Geneva, NY

The Geneva office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to join our Housing Unit. This position provides an exciting opportunity to advocate on behalf of clients on a variety of poverty law-related issues including: landlord/tenant, fair housing, foreclosure due to delinquency on mortgages or property taxes, low-income homeowner issues, federal and state housing programs, code enforcement, mobile homes, redevelopment and land use, homelessness, TANF/Safety Net, SNAP, bankruptcy, consumer issues, and the intersection of all these issues with racial justice.

The attorney hired for this position should be prepared to work in a variety of legal settings, including but not limited to litigation in various levels of New York state and federal courts, appellate practice, bankruptcy practice, mediations and negotiations, transactional work and administrative law hearings. Working with other LawNY® staff members and the community, the attorney will help develop strategies, including affirmative litigation, to address individual and systemic problems that adversely impact low-income and marginalized persons. See full position announcement.

STAFF ATTORNEYS – The Legal Aid Society of NY

FAMILY LAW 
 The Attorney will provide direct legal representation to victims of domestic violence who are facing homelessness or whose housing situation is compromised. Comprehensive broad based civil legal services will be provided in matters such as family law, housing, consumer law, and other areas to stabilize their living situation and increase safety. This program is a collaboration with the YWCA and Willow Domestic Violence Center.  
 Qualification:

  • Juris Doctor & admission to the New York State Bar.

  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization.

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.

  • Strong negotiating ability.

  • Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas efficiently and accurately.

  • Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners.

  • Access to reliable transportation.

Please send the following information to be considered:

Send the following information to:  
https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=46.
 Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614.

IMMIGRATION (ONA Legal Counsel)
 Reporting to the Program Director, ONA Legal Counsel will assist in carrying out ONA grant objectives and will work to advance the mission of The Legal Aid Society. ONA Legal Counsel will provide outreach, direct immigration legal services, naturalization application review, legal clinics, legal consultation days, community information sessions, Know Your Rights presentations, referrals, and technical legal assistance to ONA Opportunity Centers and other organizations across the counties of the Finger Lakes Region. This position will primarily operate out of Rochester, NY.
Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor & admission to New York State Bar.

  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization.

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.

  • Strong negotiating ability.

  • Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas effectively and accurately.

  • Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners.

  • Access to reliable transportation.
    Please send the following information to be considered:

BUSINESS LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - 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 an attorney with 2-5 years litigation experience to join the Business Litigation & Counseling Group in our Rochester, New York office.

Ward Greenberg specializes in the representation 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 ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in 11 areas of practice. Our partners are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and are recognized by Chambers USA. Our associates are regularly ranked as Rising Stars and Up & Coming attorneys.

Ward Greenberg associates receive real, meaningful experience early in their careers, including conducting depositions, arguing motions, and participating in hearings, arbitrations, and trials. We provide in-depth training and mentorship, as well as ample opportunities to observe and collaborate across a broad range of civil litigation. To learn more about Ward Greenberg’s Business Litigation & Counseling group, click here.

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 are compensated.

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

RIVKIN RADLER LLP
Landlord/Tenant/Real Estate Litigation Attorney (Full time) - Uniondale, NY

Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years of Landlord/Tenant/Real Estate Litigation experience to join our Uniondale, Long Island office. 
 Position requirements
·         Experience handling NYC based Landlord/Tenant court appearances and preparing predicate notices a must
·         Landlord/Tenant trial experience a plus
·         NYC based real estate experience preferred (residential and commercial)
·         Commercial/construction litigation experience a plus
If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please click here. Please click here to see our other current openings.

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE – Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, NY Office

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 Corporate Practice Group is seeking to hire a mid-level associate to join our Rochester office. The ideal candidate will have three to four 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, commercial transactions, private placements and securities. In addition to general corporate transactions experience, the ideal candidate will also have experience assisting in the preparation and review of SEC filings, including periodic reports, current reports, proxy statements and registration statements.
 
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.
 
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. Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do – https://www.nixonpeabody.com/work/corporate-finance/ma-and-corporate-transactions  
 
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. To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

COMPLEX COMMERCIAL DISPUTES ASSOCIATE - Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, NY Office

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.

Qualified candidates will have approximately four to six years of commercial litigation experience, including significant direct responsibility for drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda and correspondence for use in state and federal court, arbitration, or mediation proceedings, drafting and responding to sophisticated and complex discovery requests, managing electronic discovery, conferring, negotiating, and communicating with opposing counsel, and preparing for, defending and conducting depositions. Hearing and trial experience is a plus, but not required. New York State Bar admission also is required.
 
The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with stellar academic credentials, superb communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate also will have a strong interest in building a practice in Rochester, and being a part of the local community.
 
More than a third of Nixon Peabody’s lawyers are litigators. Our team of litigators, located in our offices across the United States, represent clients at every level of the judicial system; in international forums; and in mediation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. We help our clients manage virtually all forms of disputes, from relatively simple matters to highly complex cases.
 
At Nixon Peabody, our commitment to pro bono is reflected in our policies; we give billable credit for pro bono work and recognize our lawyers’ achievements through awards programs and during our evaluation process. We believe our time giving back is time well spent.
 
To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY -  Shaw & Murphy, PLLC, Ithaca, NY

Local, well established Law Firm seeks a full-time mid-level Associate. Collegial person with five or more years' experience for our General Practice Law Firm with two partners, one mid-level Associate, and three paralegals, three offices, six counties served. 

Seeking experience in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning and Administration, Civil Litigation, Family and Matrimonial, Criminal Defense, Business Entities and Not-for-Profits. Knowledge of Greek Chapter Law and University issues desirable. 

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Immediate opening. Visit ShawLawFirm.com. Submit letter and resume to Liam G.B. Murphy at 109 E. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – Leclair Korona Cole LLP
Leclair Korona Cole LLP concentrates its practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial, employment, insurance coverage, personal injury, and securities litigation.  We are a successful team of attorneys, rich in experience, who counsel our clients through complex challenges. We are driven to fulfill our clients’ expectations by delivering high quality service.

Our firm is expanding and is seeking a Litigation Associate with 3 or more years of litigation experience.  Candidates should possess strong research and writing skills. 

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

Interested applicants can confidentially submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements by mail or e-mail to:
Elizabeth Siniscalco
Leclair Korona Cole LLP
28 E. Main Street, Suite 1500, Rochester, NY 14614
HumanResource@leclairkorona.com

UNDERBERG & KESSLER LLP - ATTORNEY OPENINGS

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.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER - Underberg & Kessler LLP seeks an experienced general practice attorney to join its Canandaigua, NY office.  Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York State and have active experience handling residential and commercial real estate transactions, trust and estate, and general business matters.  The successful candidate is highly motivated, has an existing book of business, exercises sound business and legal judgment, effectively manages client relationships, has strong business development skills and is motivated to grow his or her practice, possesses superb written and verbal communication skills, and values and thrives in a collaborative and collegial environment. Please visit www.underbergkessler.com to apply and to learn more about the Firm.

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

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.