Equal Opportunity Investigator - University of Rochester - Rochester (Posted 1/15/20)

Position Summary:
Investigate internal complaints brought under University Policy 106, Policy against Discrimination and Harassment. Serve the University’s interest in conducting fair and impartial investigations into complaints in ways that build trust in the University community and meet the University’s legal obligations to address claims of discrimination and harassment based on a protected class. Make and document findings that serve as the basis for significant personnel decisions as well as potential evidence in administrative agency investigations and lawsuits.
 
Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education Administration, or related field or a Juris Doctorate.
Minimum of 5 years of experience conducting employment-based investigations regarding allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation and/or employment litigation experience. Excellent writing, analytical, and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to exercise independent sound judgment and reasoning. Experience writing reports that require the ability to present information in a neutral capacity, analyze facts, and evaluate outcomes.
Knowledge of current New York State and federal laws and regulations, best practices, and trends in the field of education related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Familiarity with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, Rehabilitation Act, ADA and the NYS Human Rights Law.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate. Experience investigating harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints in a higher education and/or health care setting.
 
How to Apply:
Apply at www.rochester.edu/jobopp. In the box “Job Search,” click “All Other Openings.”
On the page that loads, enter posting number 219759 in the “Keyword/Posting Number” search box.
 

Litigation Associate - Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC - Buffalo (Posted 1/13/20)

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is a law firm driven by forward-thinking attorneys who embrace our clients’ enterprising spirit.  We are committed to excellence in the practice of law and we value collaborative, human working relationships with people who share our optimism and energy.  Our team takes an innovative approach, creatively looking at every challenge from every angle to reveal opportunities for our clients and our employees. 

Our property-litigation practice group seeks an associate with 0-3 years of experience to practice in our Buffalo office in the area of property litigation, subrogation, and antitrust matters.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent research and writing skills, and must have a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Candidate should (1) have a strong work ethic; (2) be well organized; (3) demonstrate a willingness to litigate; (4) be a good communicator; and (5) possess an interest in investigating and litigating arson and other fraudulent insurance claims. 

Candidate should be familiar with all phases of discovery, and also will be exposed to preparing dispositive motions, conducting examinations under oath and depositions, and conducting extensive document review in sophisticated commercial litigation. 

Applicants should be ambitious, hard-working, self-motivated, and confident. 

Our generous benefits package, including health insurance, 401k match, in-house CLE credits, potential for bonus, individual mentoring program, and a business casual dress code are just some of the reasons why we are consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work by Buffalo’s Business First.

If this collaborative culture sounds energizing to you, email resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence to cercone@ruppbaase.com


Assistant Public Defender - Monroe County Public Defender's Office: Family Court Bureau - Rochester (Posted 1/8/2020)

The Monroe County Public Defender’s Office is looking for an attorney who wants to zealously represent their clients while working in a vibrant, collaborative setting. The Public Defender’s Office has an immediate opening in our Family Court Bureau and is looking for an experienced attorney to join our dedicated staff of attorneys who are truly committed to making a difference for each and every client they represent. The prospective candidate should believe in the critical role public defenders play in advocating zealously for the clients they serve. We are currently accepting resumes for an immediate position as an assistant public defender in the Family Court Bureau. In this position the attorney would be responsible for representing clients in abuse/neglect, termination of parental rights, custody and visitation, and family offense cases. Starting salary is $61,909 with excellent benefits, including full health insurance, dental, vacation (three weeks paid vacation and thirteen paid holidays in your first year of employment), sick time, compensatory time, mileage reimbursement, and membership in the NYS Retirement System.

Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York and have a valid driver's license. All employees of Monroe County are required to reside within Monroe County. Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Monroe County Public Defender's Office, 10 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614 or by emailing a resume to tdonaher@monroecounty.gov.

 

Bankruptcy Judgeship - US Court of Appeals for the Second Circut -  Manhattan & Brooklyn Posted (1/6/20)
 
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge. There are two vacancies in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan and one vacancy in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Both the full vacancy announcement and the application form are posted on the Court’s website at www.ca2.uscourts.gov
 
This is an exerpt for the full listing CLICK HERE
 
Click Here for Application Form 
Completed application packages must be in the format required by the Second Circuit and received no later than March 6, 2020.
 

Legal Advocate - Volunteer Legal Services Project - Rochester (Posted 1/2/2020)

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Summary Description: Under the direction of VLSP’s Managing Attorney, the Legal Advocate will provide legal information, advice, and representation to immigrants facing health challenges or other obstacles. The program will offer partner health and human services agency referrals and services where immigrants live/work. Specifically, the Legal Advocate will assist low-income individuals by coordinating legal representation, advice and counsel and conducting rural area clinics on immigration screening and family preparedness services. The Legal Advocate will plan, implement, and manage the work of the rural clinics, manage volunteer attorney recruitment/matching, and staff outreach events and clinics. In addition to immigration program duties, the Legal Advocate will be responsible for supporting VLSP’s caseload; recruiting, screening, training and scheduling pro bono attorneys. Work may include monitoring volunteer activities and conducting intake interviews with clients; verifying income information. As needed, this position assists with VLSP’s clinics, seminars, and staff training. In addition, there may be opportunities to support community legal and social justice committees, working groups, and events.
 
Education and/or Experience : Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or certificate of completion from an approved paralegal program is preferred. Two years experience with immigration law is also preferred. Experience serving low-income or special populations preferred.
 
Skills and/or Ability: Legal research, excellent written and oral communication skills, database and records/case management skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to maintain record and information confidentiality, bi-lingual (fluency in Spanish and English preferred), telephonic and in-person interviewing skills, issue spotting, ability to perform outreach and prepare community education materials. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and committed to working in a client-focused and collegial environment.
 
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@vlsprochester.org.
 

Associate General CounselRoswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center - Buffalo (Posteed 12/30/19)

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a full-time Associate General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel assists the Corporation's General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in handling a variety of legal matters at Roswell Park focused on health information privacy/security and research related matters. The Associate General Counsel provides guidance, policy drafting and prepares agreements related to HIPAA, privacy and data security. They also provide guidance on and lead organization's compliance with scientific ethics and research integrity rules and regulations and prepare, review and negotiate pre-clinical and clinical research related agreements, including clinical trial agreements, collaborative research agreements, material transfer and data use agreements.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree from an accredited U.S. law school and admitted to practice law by the State of New York Bar. The preferred candidate will have five to ten years of full-time experience being responsible private practice or in-house legal experience dealing with healthcare provider legal issues with focus on health information privacy/security and/or clinical research related matters. They will also have hospital academic, or pharmaceutical experience.

Interested applicants can apply by referencing posting #7208 to www.roswellpark.org/careers/apply-online

 

Consumer Law Unit Paralegal - VLSP - Rochester (Posted 12/17/19)

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Summary Description: Under the direction of VLSP’s Managing Attorney, the Help Center Paralegal provides brief information to unrepresented individuals at the 7th Judicial District Court Help Centers located at the Hall of Justice and the Rochester Central Public Library. This position is responsible for interacting with clients, managing client interactions with pro bono attorneys, scheduling pro bono volunteers, managing the Help Center volunteer database, and conducting volunteer and staff training. As needed, the Help Center Paralegal also supports pro bono attorney recruitment, assists in community outreach to potential clients, and manages client and attorney information/data. Consumer Unit paralegal duties include conducting intake interviews with potential clients via phone, email, and text message; verifying income information; and following up with clients. As needed, this position assists with VLSP on and off site clinics, CLE seminar preparation, training other paralegals, and supervising interns. In addition, there may be opportunities to support community-related legal and social justice committees, working groups, and events. The paralegal is expected to have an understanding of basic legal concepts, and preferably experience in one or more areas of the law that affect VLSP clients and Help Center visitors (for example, landlord/tenant, matrimonial/family law, debt collection) . The paralegal must be sensitive to the pressures faced by VLSP’s diverse constituents and present a pleasant and professional demeanor. This position requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. A strong commitment to justice, equity, community wellness, and a balanced sense of humor are strongly desired qualities.

Education and/or Experience : Certificate of completion from an approved paralegal program is preferred; two (2) years experience in a legal organization is preferred; ability to work independently and exercise sound and compassionate judgment while serving a very diverse clientele that may be in crisis or have endured various forms of trauma is compulsory.

Skills and/or Ability: Legal research, excellent written and oral communication skills, database and records/case management skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information, bi-lingual (fluency in both Spanish and English preferred), telephonic and in-person interviewing skills, issue spotting, ability to perform outreach and prepare community education materials. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and committed to working in a client-focused and collegial environment.
 

Paralegal -  LawNY - Jamestown (Posted 12/17/19)
 
The Jamestown office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an opening for a Staff Paralegal to work as part of a team with an attorney providing legal advice and representation to low-income clients who have been denied Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. Responsibilities will include interviewing clients, reviewing Social Security files, obtaining medical records, drafting correspondence and assisting with grant reporting requirements.  The paralegal will also participate in a program-wide Disability Advocacy Project work group, as well as a statewide task force, which provides excellent training and an opportunity to share strategies with advocates throughout western New York.  

Program: LawNY® is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a 14-county region in western New York State. The Jamestown office provides services to Chautauqua County. The office provides legal advice and representation in the areas of housing, public benefits, family law, employment and consumer law. Program attorneys and paralegals work across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing issues affecting our clients and communities.  LawNY® focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.

Requirements: A college degree and/or a combination of education and relevant work experience is required. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to working with low-income people with disabilities, 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 Paralegal is $30,000 increasing to $34,000 for a paralegal with five years’ experience. LawNY® provides an excellent health and benefit package as well as generous leave. This position is considered Non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Procedure: Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, (2) resume and (3) three references to the attention of Mr. Lynn Hartley, Managing Attorney, via email to: lawnyapplications@lawny.org by January 2, 2020.


Litigation Associate Attorney - Underberg & Kessler LLP - Rochester (Posted 12/17/19)

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 and have experience representing clients in courts and in arbitrations and mediations.  Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State with experience representing public and private clients in litigated matters in the New York State and federal trial and appellate courts. 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 to kmarr@underbergkessler.com.


Assistant DAThe Office of the Genesee County District Attorney - Genesee (Posted 12/16/19)
 
Assistant DA (Part-Time & Full-Time)

Genesee County District Attorney (ADA positions available 01/01/20)
Salary range $71,851 - $90,891 (F-T ADA), depending on years of experience, plus excellent benefits including health insurance and NYS Retirement.
The Office of the Genesee County District Attorney is seeking candidates to fill newly created Assistant District Attorney positions (1 F-T & 1 P-T). New York State bar admission required. Criminal litigation experience preferred.
Applicants should possess superior communication and courtroom skills, have strong research and writing abilities and exhibit the ability to work with other attorneys, staff and the courts in a professional manner while functioning in a highly demanding work environment.

Interested candidates will need to submit a cover letter, civil service application and resume to:
Lawrence Friedman, District Attorney, County Courts Facility, 1 West Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or by email to Lawrence.Friedman@co.genesee.ny.us 
The link below will take interested candidates to the civil service application:
http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/humanresources/index.php 

 

Attorney(s) - William Mattar, P.C. - Rochester (Posted 8/14/19)*

We are seeking Attorneys with different levels of experience to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution.

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, 2018, 2019

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://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=abd8e807-c581-4fef-a773-b924265bdb9d&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=46425&source=CC3&lang=en_US


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