Legal Jobs In Rochester and Western New York

Staff Attorney- Immigration Program, Legal Aid Society (posted 8/16/2018)

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is seeking a qualified attorney to provide legal representation in a busy legal services immigration law practice. 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.

The attorney’s responsibilities will include; providing criminal-immigration advise and trainings to defense counsel and courts, representing persons in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court in Buffalo and Batavia; appearances at interviews before UCIS in Buffalo; preparation of immigration applications; and handling of administrative and judicial appeals. The attorney must be admitted to the New York bar.

Strong analytical, written and oral advocacy, and organizational, skills are necessary for this position, as well as the ability to multi-task. We are looking for a candidate who respects, and can be considerate to, low income clients. The ability to travel within the immediate Rochester area is required. The candidate must be computer literate and able to work with the office’s online case management system. Prior immigration and criminal or family court experience is strongly preferred.

The position, while challenging, will be immensely gratifying. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to the immigrant communities we serve, is self-motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, able to work independently and as a member of a team, and able to grasp within a reasonable time a complex area of law. Competitive salary and benefits are offered for this position.

Please send your Resume, Cover Letter, References, and Writing Sample to Human Resources, Legal Aid Society, One West Main Street, Suite 800, Rochester, NY 14614 or https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=32.

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is committed to the principles of Equal Employment. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State, and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.     

 

Municipal Attorney I, City of Rochester, New York (posted 8/14/2018)

The City of Rochester’s Law Department is seeking an attorney to join its legal staff.   The Municipal Attorney I is responsible for administrative proceedings, review and drafting of contracts, advising City officials on zoning, land use issues, code enforcement, municipal law, police matters, civil litigation and other matters pertaining to municipal practice.

The City of Rochester Offers:

  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • Liberal Holidays and Vacation
  • NYS Retirement System

All applications MUST be submitted on the City of Rochester's website (www.cityofrochester.gov) no later than September 12, 2018.  Please also e-mail a resume to accompany your application to millert@cityofrochester.gov.   
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to establish and maintain City residency within one (1) year of their hire date. 

Legal Assistant- Family Law Program, The Legal Aid Society (posted 8/6/2018)

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is seeking a full time Legal Assistant to work with attorneys in the Family Law Unit to provide quality legal services to our clients, many of whom are victims of domestic violence. The Legal Assistant will have the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals who have dedicated themselves to the mission of LAS; the provision of high quality civil legal services to low and moderate income litigants.

The Legal Assistant will draft documents, schedule appointments, compile report statistics, open and maintain case files, preform legal research, serve and file papers with the court, monitor and answer all supreme court calendars, perform errands and conduct intake screener duties as needed, and maintain a working relationship with community agencies. Matrimonial experience is a plus. The Legal Assistant will also provide support to other programs as needed.

Qualifications:
•    High School Diploma. Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies or relevant field is desirable.
•    Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks.
•    Good writing and people skills a plus
•    Strong computer skills in standard office programs.
•    Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
•    Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and Professional References: to Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614 or https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=31.

LASROC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Staff Attorney- Family Law, The Legal Aid Society (posted 8/6/2018)

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is seeking a qualified 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:
•    Must possess a Juris Doctor.
•    Admission to NYS Bar or eligible for 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 (send to jaldrich@lasroc.org)
•    Unofficial Transcripts (if admitted under five years) (send to jaldrich@lasroc.org)

Send the following information to: 
https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29.
Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614. Please visit our website at www.lasroc.org.

Attorney Director, Civil Division, The Legal Aid Society (posted 8/6/2018)

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is seeking a qualified attorney to lead the agency’s Civil Division. The Civil Division is currently consists of four programs:  Family Law, Housing and Consumer Law, Immigration and Education Law. Legal experience in one of these areas, generally in civil legal services is a plus but not a requirement.

This Division constitutes over half of the LASROC 6 million dollar budget. The Division Director is a member of the Management Team consisting of the CEO, CFO and Director of the Juvenile Rights Division. As such the Division Director collaborates in the day to day management of LASROC, provides oversight and supervision of the Civil Division Programs, Program Directors and staff.

This is an opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated attorney to participate in the implementation of civil legal services for the most vulnerable in our community. LASROC is an agency that has provided civil legal services since its incorporation in 1921. 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.


Qualifications:
•    Admitted to practice law in New York State and currently registered with the office of Court Administration (OCA).
•    A minimum of ten years’ experience as an attorney in the Civil Legal Services arena or the equivalent.
•    A minimum of five years supervisory experience or the equivalent.
•    Demonstrated high level of initiative and independence.
•    Capability and skill with the use of technology including online reporting, case management and legal research.
•    Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge others.
•    Demonstrated superior writing skills.
•    Litigation experience and ability.
•    Experience providing training and staff development
•    Demonstrated empathy and consideration for clients and staff.
•    Ability to function as an effective team member.
•    Must have own transportation.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization's salary scale. A qualified candidate could start at $80,000. LASROC offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, pension and life insurance, vacation, holiday, personal and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance.

Please send the following information to be considered:
•    Cover Letter
•    Resume
•    Professional References

Send the following information to: 
https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=30.
Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614. Please visit our website at www.lasroc.org. 

Litigation Associate Attorney, Underberg & Kessler LLP (posted 8/2/2018)

Underberg & Kessler LLP, a growing mid-sized law firm, has an opening for a Litigation Associate for its Rochester, NY office. Our litigation practice team members handle general civil litigation matters in the state and federal courts in New York and nationally and have significant experience representing clients in all types of trials, arbitrations, and mediations.   

Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State and have three to five years of experience representing public and/or private clients in defense matters in New York State and federal trial and appellate courts. The ideal candidate will have medical malpractice or asbestos defense experience.

We look to hire bright individuals who are team players with a strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and who take ownership of their projects.

The Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We offer a collaborative and collegial environment, and a competitive salary and benefits package.  To learn more about our Firm, please visit www.underbergkessler.com.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to Karen Marr, Operations Manager, at kmarr@underbergkessler.com.

Residential Real Estate Associate Attorney, Underberg & Kessler LLP (posted 7/24/2018)

Underberg & Kessler LLP, a growing mid-sized law firm, has an opening for a Residential Real Estate Associate for its 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. Our clients include municipalities, businesses, national retailers, financial institutions, and individuals.
Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State and have two to four years of experience with residential real estate transactions, including mortgage lending. This position is responsible for ensuring legal compliance in managed areas 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.
We look to hire bright individuals who are team players with a strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and who take ownership of their projects.

The Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We offer a collaborative and collegial environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.  To learn more about our Firm, please visit www.underbergkessler.com.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to Karen Marr, Operations Manager, kmarr@underbergkessler.com.

Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellowship, Legal Assistance of Western New York (7/5/18)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® will host a fellow over (2) years as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps.  The fellowship should begin on or about August 1, 2018 and end July 31, 2020.
 
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime victims.   A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to victims of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief.   All fellows will incorporate crime victims’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical assistance providers.

For more information on qualifications, salary and application instructions, click here!

Courtroom Deputy, United States District Court Western District of New York (posted 7/5/18)

Courtroom deputy, United States District Court, Rochester, NY. Responsible for managinng Judge Wolford's caseload, providing courtroom and other assistance to the Judge, such as the management of court calendars, attending court proceedings, recording minutes, and drafting judgments. To apply, visit www.nywd.courts.gov


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