Staff Attorney - Volunteer Legal Services Project - Rochester (Posted 7/28/20)

Volunteer Legal Services Project 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.

The Staff Attorney’s duties will include running a county-wide tenant hotline and legal services’ connection point, as well as recruiting, training, and mentoring pro bono attorneys to provide volunteer representation of tenants in eviction matters throughout Monroe County. The Staff Attorney will have primary responsibility for ensuring that clients are served and the program objectives are met in a timely manner. In addition, the Staff Attorney will provide support to staff and pro bono attorneys working in other areas of VLSP’s Consumer Law unit, including foreclosure, unemployment insurance benefits appeals, debtor-creditor matters, bankruptcy and other consumer law cases. This position requires the ability to work independently and exercise sound and compassionate judgment in a fast-paced environment. It also requires the ability to serve a very diverse clientele that may be in crisis or has endured various forms of trauma, as well as to work collaboratively with stakeholders including the private bar, government, courts, and other community members. The Staff Attorney is also responsible for accurately tracking and timely reporting of data within the organization’s case management system.

Education/Experience/Skill: Admission to the New York State Bar or a New York State practice order are required. Experience in landlord/tenant and housing law preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong time-management skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Excellent attention to detail and technical skills relating to database/case management systems and computer software platforms. Commitment to working in a client-focused, respectful, and collegial environment. VLSP is an equal opportunity employer and salary depends upon experience. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.

This position is not a permanent remote position however, all VLSP staff is currently operating remotely to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff and clients. Staff continues to serve clients remotely, or when necessary, in-person, following appropriate safety protocols and procedures as provided by local, state, and federal government agencies. PPE will be provided by the agency when applicable. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@vlsprochester.org

Staff Paralegal - Volunteer Legal Services Project - Rochester (Posted 7/28/20)

Volunteer Legal Services Project provides free legal help to low-income residents of Monroe County, New York who are facing serious civil legal problems. VLSP coordinates the work of 1,600 pro bono volunteers who donate their time and talent to ensure that low-income people have access to the justice system.

As part of a small team of Housing and Consumer law advocates, the Staff Paralegal will provide support to clients and attorneys, primarily in landlord-tenant matters. In addition, this position will provide support to staff and pro bono attorneys working in other areas of VLSP’s Consumer Law unit, including foreclosure, unemployment insurance benefits appeals, debtor-creditor matters, bankruptcy and other consumer matters. The Staff Paralegal’s duties include answering calls to the tenants’ rights hotline, screening and interviewing clients, providing legal information and referrals, writing memos, and gathering necessary documents and information. The paralegal tracks the status of cases and referrals, reports data in the case management system, and manages interactions with clients, pro bono attorneys and the courts. This position requires the ability to work independently and exercise sound and compassionate judgment while serving a very diverse clientele that may be in crisis or has endured various forms of trauma.

Education/Experience/Skill: Certificate of completion from an approved paralegal program and experience in landlord/tenant and housing law preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong time-management skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Excellent attention to detail and technical skills relating to database/case management systems and computer software platforms. Commitment to working in a client-focused, respectful, and collegial environment. VLSP is an equal opportunity employer and salary depends upon experience. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.

This position is not a permanent remote position however, all VLSP staff is currently operating remotely to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff and clients. Staff continues to serve clients remotely, or when necessary, in-person, following appropriate safety protocols and procedures as provided by local, state, and federal government agencies. PPE will be provided by the agency when applicable. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@vlsprochester.org.

AdministratorErie County Assigned Counsel Program - Buffalo (Posted 7/20/20)

Administrator of Erie County Assigned Counsel Program. Well-respected organization providing legal representation to low income clients in criminal and family courts. Responsibilities include program development, oversight & management; grant management & budgeting; supervision of staff of 30+ and 250+ panel attorneys. Admitted to practice min. 5 years. $100K+, commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Must be technologically proficient. E-mail resume, cover letter demonstrating commitment to serving persons of limited means, and references by August 14 to aej@lipsitzponterio.com. Additional information on website: www.assigned.org. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate Attorney/Of-Counsel AttorneyVahey Getz LLP - Rochester (Posted 7/14/20)

Vahey Getz LLP, a Rochester boutique litigation law firm, is seeking an attorney for work in various areas of litigation, including commercial litigation. Our firm is centrally and conveniently located in Downtown Rochester across from the Hall of Justice. Benefits include competitive salary and benefits package, beautiful, newly renovated office, fully paid parking, etc. Candidates for this position should have at least 3 to 10 years’ commercial litigation practice experience, an excellent work ethic, self-motivated and the ability to work independently, superior communication skills, the desire and ability to work as a team and commit to our core values, and the drive to provide superior service to our clients.

Expected duties and skills include: handling commercial litigation cases from client intake to securing and enforcing a judgement, meeting with clients and potential clients, initial investigations and legal research, preparation of demand letters, participating in settlement negotiations, drafting pleadings, drafting discovery demands and discovery responses, conducting and defending depositions, preparation of motion papers, preparation and participation in mediations and/or arbitrations, preparation and participation in trials, drafting and enforcing judgments, communicating with clients and witnesses, and all other actions necessary in a civil litigation practice group.

Interested candidates please send a resume via email to skoszelak@vaheygetz.com.

 

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