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NYS UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM 7th JUDICIAL DISTRICT POSITIONS
 
#7909, Resource Coordinator (JG-18) – Steuben County Drug Court
#7910, Support Magistrate (JG-31) – Monroe County Family Court
#7911, Case Manager II (JG-18) – Rochester City Drug Court
Applications for Employment can be obtained at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf.  Applications must be postmarked or received by May 30 , 2019 and if you are interested in more than one position you MUST submit separate applications and be specific regarding what you are applying to.

#7908, CLERICAL ASSISTANT – JG-12 - NYS Unified Court system 7th Judicial District
Application for Employment can be obtained at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf.  Applications must be postmarked or received by May 23, 2019.  

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 to provide legal representation to clients to low and middle-income litigants in Family Court & Supreme Court in matrimonial cases and other family matters in Monroe, Orleans, and other surrounding counties with a focus on victims of domestic violence. The attorney will have the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals who have dedicated themselves to the mission of LAS, which is the provision of high quality civil legal services to low and moderate income litigants. Services include direct representation, legal counseling, community outreach, education, and training.
Qualifications:

  • 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=48.

IMMIGRATION
The Attorney will provide direct legal representation to low and middle-income clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court in Buffalo and Batavia, NY. They will also appear at interviews before UCIS in Buffalo; prepare immigration applications; and handle administrative and judicial appeals. They will travel within New York State and the Finger Lakes Region. This position is based in The Legal Aid office in Rochester, NY.
 Qualification:

  • 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:

Send the following information to: https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=45

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.

STAFF ATTORNEY – IMMIGRATION – LAWNY, Rochester NY 
 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:

LABOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR (PART-TIME .5FTE) - THE GENESEE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP 
 Please visit our web site at www.gvboces.org for a detailed listing with qualifications and duties. Salary: $35,000 with pro-rated benefits and eligibility for a NYS pension. Start July 1, 2019.  Send letter of interest and resume by May 14, 2019 referencing Vac. 19-78 to: Carla Franklin, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, 80 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or email: hr@gvboces.org

CHIEF CLERK I - 7th JUDICIAL DISTRICT, SENECA COUNTY SURROGATE’S COURT
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Chief Clerks are the highest ranking nonjudicial employees in Supreme and County, City, Family, and Surrogate’s Courts. Chief Clerks are responsible to Judge(s), regional court administrators, and the Office of Court Administration for managing all aspects of court operations and nonjudicial case processing activities. Chief Clerks serve in a confidential capacity and supervise subordinate personnel, allocate court resources, prepare annual budget requests, make employee selection decisions, and are responsible for the receipt, accounting and disbursement of fines, bail fees, and other public or custodial funds. Chief Clerk I also perform other related duties.

ASSIGNMENT: Duties and responsibilities include personnel management and supervision; budget management and control; management of case processing and statistical reporting operations; and a wide range of other clerical and managerial duties.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf) and a resume and cover letter by email to 7thhumanresources@nycourts.gov or by fax (585) 784-4231 or mail to:

Amy Fields - Human Resources Seventh Judicial District Administrative Office Hall Of Justice, Room 161 Rochester, Ny 14614-2184 (585) 371-3266  Applications must be postmarked or received by: May 6, 2019  Full position description.

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Western District of New York in Rochester. The essential function of the Court is to dispense justice.

A magistrate judge’s duties are demanding and wide-ranging, such as: (1) conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) managing trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conducting pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on referral from a district judge; and (4) trying civil cases upon consent of the litigants. A United States magistrate judge’s authority is set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 636.

To be qualified for magistrate judge appointment, an applicant must be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for at least five years.

Additionally, the applicant must be able to perform the requisite job duties, committed to providing equal justice under the law, and capable of deliberation and decisiveness. He or she must be less than 70 years old and in good health, and demonstrate good moral character, emotional stability, maturity, patience, and courtesy to others. The applicant cannot be related to a district court judge.

A Merit Selection Panel of attorneys and other community members will review all applicants and confidentially recommend to the district judges five individuals it considers best qualified for the position. The Court will appoint an individual after he or she passes an FBI full-field investigation and IRS tax check. The selected individual must comply with the financial disclosure requirements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-521, 90 Stat. 1824 (1978) (codified at 5 U.S.C. app. 4 §§ 101-111) as implemented by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

The Panel and the Court will duly consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, or disability status. When the court system reflects the community’s racial, ethnic, and gender diversity, it heightens the community’s belief that that the court dispenses justice. The Western District of New York is committed to the creation and maintenance of diversity in our court system.

The magistrate judgeship has a current annual salary of $191,360 and an eight-year term of office. The fillable application form and more information about the magistrate judge position is available on the Court’s website (www.nywd.uscourts.gov) or by contacting Mary Loewenguth, Clerk of Court, Keating Federal Building, 100 State Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Applications must be submitted by a single PDF document to the following e-mail address Judicial_application@nywd.uscourts.gov along with one paper copy sent to the address stated above by 3PM EST on Friday, May 3, 2019.

All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and only the Panel and district court judges will review them. The Panel’s deliberations will not be disclosed.

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION - LawNY, OLEAN, NY

The Olean 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 with the Cattaraugus County Family Court Project which represents qualified individuals in child custody cases, neglect and abuse cases, child support cases, and persons in need of supervision cases (parents only) assigned in Cattaraugus 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. The Cattaraugus County courthouse is a short 10 minute drive from the Olean office of LawNY® which is itself nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of New York State providing abundant opportunities for paddling, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, birding, hiking, hunting and fishing.

Requirements: Applicants should have relevant legal experience as well as excellent oral communication skills. Applicants should be admitted to the New York State Bar but law school graduates are encouraged to apply. 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 in another jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to court rule.

Salary: Dependent on experience. The entry level annual salary for a newly admitted attorney with no practice experience is $50,000. LawNY® provides an excellent health, dental and benefits package with generous leave provisions.

Procedure: Applicants should submit: a cover letter describing qualifications; resume; writing sample; and contact information for (3) references by May 3, 2019 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: lawnyapplications@lawny.org or apply via Indeed.com.

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER (2 Positions) - Wayne County NY Public Defender

The Wayne County Public Defender, practicing high quality and innovative criminal defense in a rural setting, currently has two openings for Assistant Public Defenders. These attorneys will carry a mixed caseload of clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, and may have the opportunity to be involved in various other representation, including Raise the Age, Drug Treatment Court, parole, appeals and mitigation work. All lawyers must participate in our Centralized Arraignment Plan (CAP), for which stipends are available. Trial experience preferred. Proven dedication to indigent defense required. Benefits include health insurance, dental, NYS retirement system and reasonable caseloads. Salary up to $66,000 depending upon experience, plus CAP stipends. Residency in Wayne County strongly encouraged. Applicants must be currently admitted to practice in NYS. Send resume, references and a writing sample to Public Defender Andrew D. Correia, Esq., Wayne County Public Defender’s Office, 26 Church Street, Lyons NY 14489 or at acorreia@co.wayne.ny.us.

VICTIM RIGHTS STAFF ATTORNEY - LawNY, JAMESTOWN, NY
 The Jamestown 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, identity theft 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. 
 
Requirements: Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar.  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.  Applicants should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with victims of crime, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
 
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The entry level salary for a Staff Attorney is $46,500 increasing to $52,600 for an attorney with five years’ experience. LawNY® provides an excellent health and benefit package as well as generous leave.  This position is considered Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
 
Procedure:  Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, and (4) three references to the attention of Mr. Lynn Hartley, Managing Attorney, via email to: lawnyapplications@lawny.org by April 19, 2019.

ATTORNEY FOR THE CHILD - The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY  
The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is seeking an admitted attorney to provide legal representation to minors in Monroe County. This position will work with the Family Court including juvenile delinquency, PINS, abuse/neglect, foster care placement, and custody/visitation cases. The attorney will have the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals who have dedicated themselves to the mission of LASROC, which is the provision of high quality civil legal services since its incorporation in 1921 to low and moderate income litigants. Services include direct representation, legal counseling, community outreach, education, and training. It one of the largest providers locally and has a stable base yet there are multiple opportunities for growth as we strive to meet our goal of providing justice for all. 
 Qualification:

  • Must possess a Juris Doctor.

  • Admission to the New York Bar required but will accept applicants who have passed the bar and waiting for Bar Admission.

  • The ideal candidate will possess a high level of organization and independence, legal research skills, strong negotiating ability, ability to think and speak quickly and accurately.

  • Excellent writing skills, respect, and consideration for clients and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others in a team.

  • Reliable transportation required.

Please send the following information to be considered:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Professional References

  • Writing Sample

  • Unofficial Transcripts (if admitted under two years)

Send the following information to:  
https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=42 

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION - LawNY Jamestown, NY

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.

Requirements: Applicants should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with low-income families and individuals, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar. 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 in another jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to court rule.

Salary: Dependent on experience. The entry level annual salary for a newly admitted attorney with no practice experience is $50,000. LawNY® provides an excellent health, dental and benefits package, with generous leave provisions.

Procedure: Applicants should submit:
1. A cover letter describing qualifications; 2. Resume;
3. Writing sample; and
4. Contact information for (3) references by April 12, 2019 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: lawnyapplications@lawny.org.

LEGAL SERVICES ATTORNEY POSITION - LawNY,  Rochester, NY

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.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, and the name and contact information of (3) references by April 5, 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 lawnyapplications@lawny.org. Candidates can also apply via Indeed.com. Full job announcement.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER - Underberg & Kessler LLP

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.

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

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. ChiefLitigationOfficer@empirejustice.org

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. 

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

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 OPENING

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.

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.

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

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

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.