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At Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply. In support of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)’s mission, the RESTORE Attorney will work with the RESTORE Director and Managers to develop a Legal Services Team which will provide services to Domestic Violence Survivors in Wyoming County; PREA Clients in area jails, correctional facilities and those under Department of Corrections Community Supervision; Clients needing assistance with filing sexual and/or interpersonal violence complaints with their school or college and/or participating in related investigation and adjudication processes; and to sexual assault survivors in the Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties. The primary job site for this position will be located in Warsaw, NY but travel to all 5 counties RESTORE serves is required. See full job description.

#7904 - Senior Court Office Assistant (JG-12) - 7th Judicial District – Hornell City Court

Application for Employment can be obtained at  Applications must be postmarked or received by February 28, 2019. See full job description.


The Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY®) Rochester Office has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney at its office located in downtown Rochester.  LawNY® is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation and provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals.   The Rochester Office’s primary practice areas are civil rights, housing, public benefits, health law, employment, and elder law.  Our 40 member staff includes 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 community.
The attorney will be assigned to the Rochester Office’s Eviction Prevention Team. The Eviction Prevention Team focuses on helping low-income people maintain their housing, housing subsidies and income supports such as public benefits, medical coverage, child care, and emergency assistance.  The position requires frequent interaction and relationship building with grassroots groups, community organizations, and social agencies.  The attorney will utilize administrative hearing forums and the court system to challenge evictions, wrongful public benefit determinations and illegal practices. Working with other LawNY® staff members and the community, the attorney will develop strategies, including affirmative litigation, to address systemic problems that adversely impact low-income people.  The attorney must have the caring, patience, and emotional maturity to help low-income people overcome crisis situations.
Requirements: Applicants must have at least 3 years or more of relevant experience and be licensed to practice law in New York State.  Applicants must have excellent legal advocacy and writing skills, and must be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.  Most importantly, applicants must demonstrate strong commitment to helping low-income and disadvantaged people overcome barriers to housing, and medical and income supports.  Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English.
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 a court rule. See full job position announcement.
Procedure:  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, and the name and contact information of (3) references by February 22, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the attention of Lori O’Brien, Deputy Director, and sent by e-mail to Candidates can also apply via


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 to apply and to learn more about the Firm.


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.

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 us as an associate 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.
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, law school transcript, and writing sample to

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 –  
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

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - Monroe County Public Defender
The Monroe County Public Defender is accepting resumes for two (2) entry-level positions as an assistant public defender in the Family Court Bureau. In this position the attorney would be responsible for representing persons in Monroe County Family Court in custody/visitation, family offense, and Article 10 neglect/abuse matters, as well as other matters for which assigned counsel is mandated. Starting salary is $60,695 with excellent benefits, including full health insurance, dental, vacation (15 days vacation plus 13 paid holidays for new attorneys), 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, Attn.: Adele Fine, 10 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - State of New York Unified Court System
#7901, Senior Court Office Assistant (JG-12) – Geneva City Court
#7902, Senior Court Office Assistant (JG-12) – Steuben County Multi-Bench
#7903, Court Analyst (JG-18) – Administrative Office - Finance
Application for Employment can be obtained at  Applications must be postmarked or received by January 29, 2019.

CHIEF LITIGATION OFFICER - Empire Justice Center, Rochester, NY

Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide legal services organization, is seeking a Chief Litigation Officer (full time, exempt position) 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. 

As a member of the leadership team, the Chief Litigation Officer will lead the legal work of Empire Justice and provide information, technical assistance, supervision, training and support to staff on litigation and serve as a resource in overseeing and managing ongoing relationships and capacity related to litigation and legal assistance. Full position description.

This position is available immediately. Applications accepted until position filled. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to address below. No phone calls or hard copies please.

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 Submit letter and resume to Liam G.B. Murphy at 109 E. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. 


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

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


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.

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 and submissions for the Rochester office should be sent to Mr. Ronald Weiss at

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 @

Please submit qualifications to

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

For information on VLP, see  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.