Procurement Specialist - US District Court of Western New York - Buffalo (Posted 10/7/20)
 
Position: Procurement Specialist I
(Full-Time, Permanent)
Vacancy: 20-12
Duty Station: Buffalo, New York
Salary: CL 25($43,853-$71,330)
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Promotion potential to CL 27, without further competition, based on eligibility and needs of the office
 
Overview
The Procurement Specialist performs and coordinates administrative, technical, and professional work to ensure that the Court is supplied with the materials, equipment, and services required to function optimally. CLICK HERE to view a brief video about Judiciary administrative professionals working in the Courts.
Important Dates
Position Available: 10/06/2020
Application Deadline: 10/27/2020
 
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Real Estate Associate - Nixon Peabody - Rochester (Posted 10/7/20)
 
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 Real Estate Group is seeking to hire an associate to join our Rochester office.
 
We are seeking an associate with four to five years of experience working on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Qualified candidates will have experience representing buyers and sellers of commercial, retail and industrial properties and landlords and tenants. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of real estate experience with a focus on one or more of the following areas: real estate acquisitions, disposition and financing transactions, commercial leasing, real estate development, construction contracts, zoning and permitting land use. 
 
Qualified candidates will have stellar academic credentials, superb judgment and communication skills and a commitment to excellence and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
 
Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate attorneys help clients structure, negotiate and close complicated real estate and construction transactions with future-focused, business-grounded advice and practical solutions. Our team helps clients maximize and manage their institutional real estate properties and transform development and land use challenges into success stories.
 
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 and share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.
 

Environmental Attorney - Nixon Peabody - Rochester or Albany (Posted 10/7/20)
 
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 experienced attorney to join our Albany or Rochester office.
 
The ideal candidate will have at least six years of experience in environmental law, with a focus on the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act (including their state counterparts), and/or renewable energy development.  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 across the firm. Our Albany and Rochester offices also offer lawyers a sought after and differentiating environment to grow a practice and a family. These regions provide major market quality of life without major market costs, making them an ideal destination for talented people and innovative companies.
 

ERISA/Employee Benefits Attorney – Nixon Peabody LLP- Multiple Locations (Posted 10/05/20)
 
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 an Associate or Counsel for the nationwide Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Team.  Location is flexible. 
 
The ideal candidate will have at least four 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. Plan administration background a plus.
 
NP’s full service Employee Benefits Team delivers creative, specialized and real-world solutions to our clients. Our Employee Benefits team makes compliance simple, designing employee benefit plans that give our clients a competitive edge while keeping them in step with the law.
 
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.
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.
Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority/ Sexual Orientation / Veteran.
 
 
Admin Assistant (Part-Time) - LawNY - Jamestown, Elmira, or Ithaca (Posted 9/22/20)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant, who will work with LawNY’s regional pro bono team and report to LawNY’s Director of Pro Bono Affairs.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for the regional pro bono team, including: responding to volunteer inquiries and processing volunteer applications, maintaining volunteer lists and contacts, organizing and scheduling meetings, collecting and analyzing data, and conducting program reports and evaluations. 

Funding for this position is secure for a one-year period, related to a grant that will run from 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2021 to expand services to our clients through pro bono volunteers throughout our 14-county service area. This position can be located in LawNY’s Jamestown, Elmira, or Ithaca office, though due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is currently remote. 

Program Description: 

LawNY is a not-for-profit law firm providing civil legal services to low-income clients in a 14-county area of Western New York, including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. It is LawNY’s mission to increase access to justice through excellent legal representation, advocacy and service. LawNY’s vision is a society where access to justice is not determined by one’s social or economic status. LawNY seeks to address systemic inequalities and injustices and foster racial, social and economic justice.

LawNY is committed to equitable inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, sex, religion, economic circumstances, ethnicity, national origin, and culture. We are striving to transcend the construct of race and be an anti-racist law firm. We encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work each day and pledge to celebrate every aspect of who they are.

Requirements: 

An associate degree or equivalent experience and a demonstrated commitment of service to the populations we serve are required. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Google Apps for business, and Windows computer applications, creating or merging spreadsheets and forms, preparing general office correspondence and maintaining computer files is required. 

Salary:

Salary is dependent on experience. The salary range for a part-time Administrative Assistant who is credited with 0-5 years of experience is $13,650 to $15,925. LawNY also provides an excellent health insurance, disability and employee benefits package.

Applications:

Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, a resume, and three references. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to the attention of Kelly McGovern, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Affairs at: lawnyapplications@lawny.org

 
Staff Attnorney Pro Bono Coordinator - LawNY - Jamestown, Elmira, or Ithaca (Posted 9/22/20)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® (LawNY) has an immediate opening for an Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator. LawNY is a not-for-profit law firm providing civil legal services to low-income clients in a 14-county area of western New York, including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. 

The Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator position will be funded by a grant from the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Tenant Legal Assistance Initiative fund, and will provide substantive and procedural housing law support to the pro bono attorneys across the region. The attorney will also provide support to clients and other volunteers, primarily in landlord-tenant matters. The attorney will be part of LawNY’s Regional Pro Bono Team and report to the Director of Pro Bono Affairs. The focus of the project is to assist tenants facing eviction. This position can be located in LawNY’s Jamestown, Elmira, or Ithaca office, although due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is currently remote.

Core Responsibilities include:
  • Client interviewing and investigation.
  • Representing clients zealously within the bounds of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Data collection, data entry and file maintenance.
  • Conducting outreach activities, including promoting services, tenant education programs and resources related to COVID-19 legal protections to the general public.
  • Relationship-building with court staff, community groups and other stakeholders.
  • Surveying current in-court tenant programs and identifying possible needs for expansion using pro bono assistance.
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating pro bono attorneys to help low-income tenants facing eviction receive legal assistance.

The applicant must have the caring, patience, and emotional maturity to help low-income people overcome crisis situations. Due to COVID-19, LawNY staff are presently working remotely all or part of the week. LawNY maintains an extensive safe operations plan and seeks to ensure the safety of both our staff and our clients. All staff are still required to fulfill their professional obligations, which will require direct in-person contact with clients and in-person appearances in court or administrative agencies as needed to perform the functions of their role.

LawNY is committed to equitable inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, sex, religion, economic circumstances, ethnicity, national origin, and culture. We are striving to transcend the construct of race and be an anti-racist law firm. We encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work each day and pledge to celebrate every aspect of who they are.

Requirements:

  • Admission to the New York State Bar.
  • A commitment to helping poor and disadvantaged people overcome institutional barriers to legal access.

Desired Skills:

  • Prior legal experience with low-income and other oppressed communities and clients.
  • Prior legal experience in the area of housing law, specifically representing tenants facing eviction.
  • Lived experience with our client communities is highly desired.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under deadline and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to empathize and sensitively respond to people in crisis situations.
  • Excellent use of Google Drive/GSuite, Word, and Excel; database programs a plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage but is not required.
  • Passion for social justice and commitment to the mission of LawNY.

Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The beginning salary for a Staff Attorney with no prior experience is $50,000 and the salary for a Staff Attorney with five years of relevant experience is $57,500 as per the LawNY salary scale. We also provide an excellent package of fringe benefits, including health, disability, and life insurance, as well as generous leave provisions.

Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references and a writing sample to the attention of Kelly McGovern, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Affairs. All applications and inquiries should be sent by email to lawnyapplications@lawny.org only. All applications received by October 2, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.

 
Attorney - Disability Rights New York - Rochester, Albany, Brooklyn (Posted 9/4/2020)
 
Disability Rights New York. Our team is looking for an attorney interested in advocating for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.  This individual would bring:
  • litigation experience;
  • license to practice law in New York; and
  • a valid NY state drivers’ license.
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