Legal Jobs In Rochester and Western New York

Complex Commercial Disputes Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP (posted 12/6/2018)

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 Complex Commercial Disputes Practice Group is seeking to hire an associate to join our Rochester office.

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.

A career at Nixon Peabody provides the opportunity to do work that matters in one of the most affordable and innovative cities in the U.S. We also offer the unique opportunity to live and work in Rochester, and also be part of a team of litigators across the United States who work together to bring our clients the breadth and depth of their unparalleled collective experience. We’re the only law firm in Rochester that offers a global stage on which to practice and an appreciation for entrepreneurial thinking.

At Nixon Peabody, our commitment to pro bono is reflected in our policies; we give billable credit for pro bono work and recognize our lawyers’ achievements through awards programs and during our evaluation process. We believe our time giving back is time well spent.

To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

Associate Attorney, Shaw & Murphy PLLC (posted 11/30/2018)

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.

Staff Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (posted 11/27/2018)

Volunteer Legal Service Project of Monroe County (“VLSP”) provides free legal help to low-income residents of Monroe County, New York who are facing non-criminal legal problems. VLSP's services are provided by 1,600 pro bono volunteers who donate their time and talent to ensure that low-income people have access to the justice system when faced with serious legal problems.  VLSP has a small 16-person staff of highly motivated, innovative, and committed attorneys and non-attorney advocates.

Summary Description: The Staff Attorney will be primarily responsible for overseeing pro bono representation of client civil matters including housing (landlord/tenant and eviction matters in the City of Rochester as well as suburbs), bankruptcy and debt collection, elder law, and other consumer law matters.  The Staff Attorney will also have the opportunity to work on matters handled in other VLSP units, including family law, immigration, business start-ups, etc.  This position reports to the Managing Attorney, and ultimately to the Executive Director. 

The Staff Attorney will be both sensitive to the needs of VLSP’s low-income client population, and adept at training and supporting volunteer attorneys from the private bar.  The individual will be responsible for supervision of VLSP paralegals and interns working on client matters, as well as ensuring that funder requirements are met and program goals are accomplished in a timely manner.  The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for planning volunteer trainings and CLEs on relevant topics, and speaking at seminars and other events as needed.

This position requires maturity and judgment in dealing with volunteer attorneys from the private bar as well as community partners.    The individual must be a self-starter and should have excellent attention to detail including the ability to record information accurately, produce reports and evaluate information to determine compliance for agency programs and funders.  A sense of humor is appreciated, and must be willing to pitch in as needed -- VLSP has a small staff of professionals who work as a team to deliver high-quality legal representation to clients and a rewarding experience to volunteers.

Participation in community outreach events, including some evening legal clinics and tenant town court, is required.  Occasional (brief) travel for conferences may be required 1-3 times per year.  Opportunities for personal professional development and growth, and to create new programs to meet gaps in legal services in our community.


For more information about the position and where to apply, click here!

Intake/Customer Service Clerk, United States District Court Western District of New York (posted 11/19/2018)

(Two Positions Available) Buffalo Position: Full-Time, Permanent Rochester Position:  Full-Time, Temporary (one year and one day)
DEADLINE:  December 7, 2018, or until filled
 
SALARY:  CL 23 – CL 24 ($33,086-$61,524) Note:  Generally, applicants start in the low to middle of the above range, based on  qualifications/experience. Promotion potential without further competition based on eligibility and needs of the office.   
 
Position Overview:

This position is located in the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. District Court. The Intake/Customer Service Clerk receives and reviews incoming court documents for conformity with federal and local rules and provides customer service support.  Training will be provided.
 
Representative Duties:
• Sort, classify, and file case records.  Maintain integrity of the filing system by monitoring proper access to records and maintain timely and accurate filing of documents.  Retrieve files and make copies of records for court personnel, attorneys, and others.  Certify court documents and create and process new case files. Assign case numbers, open cases in the case management system, and docket initial case opening events. • Answer and route incoming calls and assist the public in the use of computerized databases.  Provide basic information to the public, the bar, and the court. • Inform customers of required fees; receive payment, issue receipts, secure funds in cash register, balance cash drawer at the end of the day, and process credit card payments for filed documents, as appropriate. • Receive and file incoming documents and assist with the maintenance of court files.  Check for prior or prohibited filing.  Verify and issue summons.  Verify attorneys’ authority to practice.  Process prisoner form requests. • Perform electronic filing of initiating documents, notices, minutes, decisions, and orders and judgments in CM/ECF.  Assist with quality control as needed. • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
Requirements -  High school graduation or equivalent and two years of general experience.  Competitive factors and an evaluation of quality of experience may provide placement at salary levels above minimum up to and including step 61.
 
General Experience - Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the possession of, or the ability to acquire, the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position.
 
Benefits:
Federal benefits include: health, life, dental, vision, disability, and long term care options; defined benefit retirement; matching, tax-deferred and/or Roth Thrift Savings Plan options; paid holidays and leave; and flexible medical, dependent care, and commuter benefit eligibility.
 
Applicant Information:
Applicants must submit one PDF file containing a résumé, AO78 Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (available at www.uscourts.gov), and a cover letter referencing the geographic area of interest (Buffalo or Rochester).  Send the application to:  applications@nywd.uscourts.gov.

Intake Coordinator/Legal Assistant, Legal Aid Society (posted 11/13/2018)

Provide legal support to The Legal Aid Society of Rochester Immigration Law Unit & Education Law Unit especially in intake matters. Intake requires staff to receive, screen and triage initial intake calls, provide conflict checks, financial eligibility assessment and prepare the application for attorney review. Position may also include assisting with substantive legal work and document preparation as assigned. Fluent (speaking and writing) in Spanish and English.

Qualification:
•Associates degree in Paralegal Studies or High School Diploma with equivalent experience
•Notary Public License preferred; if not currently licensed, the selected candidate must be able to sit for and pass the notary exam within the first six months of employment.
•Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients
•Strong attention to detail and organization
•Ability to prioritize and multi-task
•High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office
•Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
•Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners
•Access to reliable transportation
•Ability to travel throughout Western New York

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=38  

Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, NY 14614,

Receptionist (Bi-lingual Spanish), The Legal Aid Society (posted 11/13/2018)

The Receptionist is responsible for providing daily telephone coverage for The Legal Aid Society or Rochester, NY (LASROC), Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP), Legal Assistance of Western NY and Empire Justice Center. All of these agencies are located in the Telesca Center for Justice. The receptionist informs the public about the agencies and the services they provide, refer calls appropriately and screens initial calls for LASROC and VLSP. Fluent (speaking and writing) in Spanish and English.    

Qualification:
•High School Diploma with equivalent experience
•Database system experience preferred
•Demonstrated data entry skills at 30-35 wpm with 98-100% accuracy with knowledge in Microsoft Word.
•Demonstrated ability to operate office equipment: switchboard, postal meter, photocopier, scanner, and fax.
•Respectful and empathetic consideration for all clients, staff, vendors, and visitors
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•Access to reliable transportation

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=37  

Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, NY 14614,

LASROC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Pro Se Law Clerk, Untied States District Court Western District of New York (posted 11/1/2018)

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
POSITION AVAILABLE: April 1, 2019
APPLY BY DEADLINE: November 30, 2018
SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience and education

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.  
 
Qualifications
Strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent research and writing skills, the ability to work independently, and superior analytical ability is required.  Legal experience in one or more of the following areas will be favorably considered:  constitutional, civil rights, and/or habeas corpus law.  Bar membership is also required.  Litigation experience preferred.  Applicants must be computer literate.
 
Benefits
Benefits for eligible employees include:  health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care options; retirement; matching Roth and/or tax-deferred Thrift Savings Plan options; paid holidays and leave; and flexible medical, dependent care and commuter benefit options.

Information for Applicants
Please mail a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, law school transcript, and the names of three professional references to:  Chambers of the Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., United States District Court, 2720 United States Courthouse, 100 State Street, Rochester, New York 14614.  

Associate Attorney, William Mattar P.C. (posted 10/24/2018)

William Mattar, P.C. opened its doors to serve their clients, support the community, support their colleagues and love their families, all  with one goal in mind: helping people. That's why William Mattar decided to focus the law firm's legal practice on motor vehicle accident cases, so that peace of mind can be offered to those in need. "Helping people is what we do." The firm's home office is located in Williamsville, NY servicing areas in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.
More about us:
Top100 verdicts in New York in 2016
Best Companies to work for in 2017
Top 25 MVA 2016 verdicts in New York

DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking an Associate Attorney for our Rochester, NY office to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
We require at least one (1) year of experience in a personal injury law firm or one year experience in the insurance industry handling personal injury claims.

Must have an excellent understanding of the CPLR, No Fault Regulations, various auto and property insurance coverage, and endorsements.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Candidate must be admitted to practice law in New York State and have a JD from an ABA accredited Law School.

PERKS:
Our firm offers generous Paid Time Off (PTO) to help its employees keep their work/life balance.

TO APPLY, Please use link provided:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=mattar&jobId=46425&lang=en_US&source=CC3
Those candidates whose experience best meets our requirements will be contacted.
William Mattar, P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Attorney- OVS Legal Project, The Legal Aid Society (posted 10/22/2018)

The OVS Legal Project is a collaborative project between the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY (LASROC) and Willow Domestic Violence Center (Willow). This attorney will be an employee of LASROC and will provide legal assistance, advice and counsel to victims of domestic violence in family law matters. This attorney will be located at Willow. The target population for this project will consist of victims seeking assistance from Willow, as well as other victims as assigned by LASROC. The attorney will provide brief legal assistance and screening for family law and other civil legal issues. The goal of the project is to increase access to legal counsel for survivors of domestic violence in an effort to remove any impediments to their safety, paving the way to a safe and empowered life. 

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:
•   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=36.
Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614.

LASROC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Assistant Public Defender, Genessee County Public Defender (posted 10/15/2018)

The Genesee County Public Defender is seeking an Assistant Public Defender for his Criminal Division.  This is a full time position with benefits.  A more detailed jobdescription is available at the Human Resources link on the Genesee County website found at www.co.genesee.ny.us. Information about this office can also be found on that site.The deadline for applications for this position is November 2, 2018. Applications for two new positions available in early 2019 are also being accepted.  Resumes can be sent to Public Defender,Jerry Ader, by mail to the County Courts Facility, 1 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020, by fax to 585-344-8553 or by e-mail to public.defender@co.genesee.ny.us.

Environmental Associate in Rochester Office, Nixon Peabody LLP (posted 10/12/2018)

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:  http://www.nixonpeabody.com/environmental.

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. We’re investing in our people and making them successful in Rochester and across the firm. Rochester offers lawyers a sought after and differentiating environment to grow a practice and a family. Our region offers major market quality of life without major market costs, making it a destination for talented people and innovative companies.

The legal profession in Rochester is tight-knit, and our connectedness brings the opportunity to be a leader. Most lawyers serve on boards of a wide variety of business and community organizations. We hope you will consider this great opportunity to join the only law firm in Upstate New York, which offers a national environmental practice and a global stage on which to practice.

 


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