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 This full time position investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment involving faculty and staff.  JD or Masters in HR or Higher Ed field required.  Ideal candidate will be an attorney with five or more years of experience in employment litigation or conducting investigations.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits. 
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The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity employer.

 The Elmira office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an opening for a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and representation to victims of crime, including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, on a range of civil legal issues, including orders of protection, custody, support, housing, public benefits, employment, health, education and consumer law, as well as victims’ rights enforcement. This project will involve close coordination with the local domestic violence and sexual assault services agencies, as well as with the New York Crime Victims Legal Network. The project is funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services. 
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PRO SE LAW CLERK - United States District Court, Western District of New York
Position Vacancy: 18-08
Position: Pro Se Law Clerk (half-time, 20 hours per week); position is currently funded through September 30, 2019, and may be renewed or the hours expanded if funding is authorized.

Location: Rochester, New York

Position Available: April 1, 2019

Apply by Deadline: November 30, 2018

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and education.
Position Overview: The Pro Se Law Clerk works under the supervision of the Special Counsel to the Chief Judge. Duties of the position include drafting legal memoranda, reports and recommendations, decisions and orders, as well as analyzing statutes and legal issues in federal habeas corpus and civil rights matters. The Pro Se Law Clerk may work on cases assigned in both court locations. The successful candidate must exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity, and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude. See Full Qualifications

STAFF ATTORNEY - LawNY, Olean Office
Please review full job description. Procedure: Applicants should submit:
1. A cover letter describing qualifications; 2. Resume;
3. Writing sample; and
4. Contact information for (3) references
by November 15, 2018 in order to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the attention of Jeffrey M. Reed, Managing Attorney, and sent to the following e-mail address:

7th Judicial District – Secretary To Judge, Rochester City Court (JG-17) EXEMPT/CONFIDENTIAL

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Application for Employment can be obtained at Applications must be postmarked or received by November 20, 2018.


Insurance Defense Attorney (Full Time) - Albany NY
Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an Insurance Defense associate with at least 5 years of experience in general defense litigation in areas such as employment, wage and hour, general liability and professional liability among others to join their Albany and/or their Poughkeepsie, NY offices. EOE
· Demonstrate and have experience in analyzing case issues, communicating regularly with claims professionals, understanding of claims reporting requirements/document communication and assist in resolving cases efficiently;
· Experience in reviewing claim files, preparing pleadings, conducting depositions, and motion practice
Click here to apply.

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. EOE
· 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
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Senior Trusts & Estates Attorney  (Full Time) Uniondale, NY 
Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking a versatile senior level attorney with estate planning and estate administration experience.  Primary responsibilities include drafting wills, trusts and other estate-planning documents.  EOE
· Candidate must demonstrate an ability to analyze issues
· Possess strong research and writing skills
· Manage a large caseload
· Experience managing junior associates a plus
· A background in accounting or tax law and/or elder law a plus
· License to practice law in New York a must. 
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ENVIRONMENTAL 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 Environmental practice is seeking to hire an associate to join our Rochester, NY office. The ideal candidate will have approximately two to four years of experience in environmental law. Water law experience 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. 
Nixon Peabody’s Environmental practice offers its clients a unique blend of legal counseling and representation supported by in-house engineering and scientific professionals. We have experience in all substantive areas of environmental law and can help our clients address the full spectrum of their environmental needs. To learn more about our team, please visit: learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at

The Jamestown office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a full time Staff Attorney in our Family Law Unit. The attorney will work primarily on the Chautauqua County Family Court Project which represents qualified low-income individuals in custody cases assigned in Chautauqua County Family Court. The attorney position will also provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with specialized legal advice and representation in Family Court and other civil matters that affect their safety, stability and financial security. (Full job posting)

Procedure: Applicants should submit:

1. A cover letter describing qualifications; 2. Resume;
3. Writing sample; and
4. Contact information for (3) references

by October 15, 2018 in order to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the attention of Mr. Lynn L. Hartley, Managing Attorney, and sent to the following e-mail address:

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

ERISA/EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ATTORNEY in Multiple Offices – Nixon Peabody LLP

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated attorney to join our Employee Benefits Team. This position can be based in our Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Chicago offices. The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of experience in ERISA and employee benefits counseling, focusing on issues related to retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive compensation programs for both private and public businesses.  The successful candidate will work with both employers and plan services providers to help them comply with the latest legal developments. 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’s full service Employee Benefits Team delivers creative, specialized and real-world solutions to our clients.  Our attorneys have spent time “in the trenches” as HR, governmental, general counsel and CPA professionals and know the ins and outs of laws and regulations governing employee benefits.  This is a great opportunity to join a team that not only provides legal advice but goes beyond that to provide strategic counsel on how benefits programs align with our clients’ overall business objectives.

To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at


The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of New York is now accepting applications for a Fellowship attorney in the Buffalo, New York office. This position carries a one-year term, with the possibility of a second term. The primary practice areas are before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This organization litigates cases in Buffalo and Rochester New York.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a fellowship attorney position and, as such, experience in criminal defense is not required. The fellow will learn to handle criminal cases from inception (be it pre-indictment, complaint, or indictment) to trial and sentencing. Initial case assignments will be relatively simple (e.g., supervised-release violations and petty offenses), with case assignments becoming increasingly more complex as the fellowship progresses. Responsibilities will include preparation of pleadings and appellate briefs. The caseload is varied, but includes the following: 1) firearms offenses; 2) drug offenses; 3) immigration offenses; and 4) white-collar offenses. Regular day trips are often required for case investigations, court appearances, and visiting clients housed in various correctional facilities throughout Western New York.

For requirements, qualifications and submission information please download job announcement. This position announcement is open until October 24, 2018. 


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 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 to apply and learn more about the Firm.


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


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.


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

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

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

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.