Legal Jobs In Rochester and Western New York

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.

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

Litigation Associate, Leclair Korona Cole LLP (posted 10/1/2018)

Outstanding opportunity with a top-rated litigation firm in Rochester.  Candidates should be highly motivated and capable team players who possess strong research and writing skills.  New York State Bar admission is required.  Candidates should have at least three years of litigation experience.

Leclair Korona Cole LLP concentrates its practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial, construction, employment, municipal, and securities litigation.  

Resumes with writing samples may be sent to humanresources@leclairkorona.com.

ERISA/Employee Benefits Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP (posted 9/28/2018)

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.

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.

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.

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

Personal Injury Attorney, William Mattar, P.C. (posted 9/18/2018)

We are seeking Attorneys with different levels of experience to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution. William Mattar, P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More about us:
Top100 verdicts in New York in 2016
Best Companies to work for in 2017, 2018
Top 25 MVA 2016 verdicts in New York

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Positions at different levels of experience are available. 1-5, 5- 10, and 10 + years in a personal injury law firm or in the insurance industry handling personal injury claims.

TO APPLY, Please use link provided:

https://www.williammattar.com/attorneyjobopenings/

Term Law Clerk, United States District Court Western District of New York (posted 9/14/2018)

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is seeking a Term Law Clerk to support United States District Judge Richard J. Arcara.  
 
The law clerk reports directly to the judge and is primarily responsible for conducting legal research, advising the judge on legal matters, preparing bench memos, drafting decisions and opinions, and editing and proofreading the judge=s decisions and opinions.  The law clerk is also responsible for case management and other administrative duties.
 
Qualifications
To qualify, eligible candidates must have graduated from law school and be admitted to the bar.  Candidates with federal litigation or clerkship experience, outstanding legal research, writing, and analytical skills preferred.
 
Benefits
Federal benefits include:  Health, life, dental, vision, disability, and long-term care options; paid holidays and leave; flexible medical, dependent care, and commuter benefits eligibility.
 
Information for Applicants

Applicants must submit a detailed résumé, cover letter and writing sample by mail to: 
 
   Chambers of the Hon. Richard J. Arcara    United States District Court    2 Niagara Square, Room 970    Buffalo, NY 14202
 
The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available on the courts web site at www.nywd.uscourts.gov.  Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position.  Applicants selected for interviews may be required to provide copies of educational degrees, certifications, references and salary history.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Staff Attorney- Family Law, The Legal Aid Society (posted 9/13/2018)

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.
Qualification:
• 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=35.
Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614. Please feel free to visit our website as well at www.lasroc.org.


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