Attorney - Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills, PLLC  (posted 3/14/19)

Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills, PLLC is seeking an attorney to join our team with 1-5 years of civil litigation experience. The ideal candidate with have experience with all aspects of civil litigation and insurance coverage law. Candidates should also be admitted to NYS bar and possess excellent communication and research/writing skills, and a strong academic record. The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits including medical, 401k plan with employer contributions, CLE costs, and membership dues. For additional information about this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and salary requirements. Inquiries will be kept confidential.

Municipal Attorney II - City of Rochester, New York  (posted 3/14/19)

The City of Rochester’s Law Department is seeking an experienced attorney to join its legal staff.  The Municipal Attorney is responsible for a wide array of tasks, including representing the City, its officials and employees in state and federal court civil litigation and administrative proceedings; drafting contracts; reviewing and responding to FOIL requests and appeals; and providing legal counsel on zoning, land use issues, code enforcement, Constitutional law, labor and employment law and other matters pertaining to municipal practice.

The City of Rochester Offers:

  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • Liberal Holidays and Vacation
  • NYS Retirement System

All applications MUST be submitted on the City of Rochester's website (www.cityofrochester.gov) no later than April 12, 2019.  Please also e-mail a resume to accompany your application to millert@cityofrochester.gov.   

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to establish and maintain City residency within one (1) year of their hire date.   

In-house Counsel: Real Estate and Construction - MARK IV Enterprise (posted 3/14/19)

MARK IV Enterprises is a leading residential and commercial real estate developer in the greater upstate NY area. We have provided residential and commercial property solutions for the discriminating consumer for over 50 years.

We are currently searching for an experienced In-house Counsel: Real Estate and Construction, to manage all legal issues related to acquisition and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and structure property contracts, as well as lease and occupancy agreements for firm projects across a large portfolio
  • Resolve disputes that arise during the development of a project
  • Manage tax certiorariProvide day-to-day counseling on complex real estate, development, risk management and dispute resolution issues
  • Manage the structuring, documentation, negotiation and closing of real estate financing transactions
  • Manage legal issues related to design and construction; insurance matters; property disputes and development
  •  Manage outside counsel
  •  Identify and implement opportunities for internal process improvements

Requirements:

  • Must have at least 15 years’ experience in real estate and construction law
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the NY State Bar
  • In-depth experience and working knowledge of commercial real estate, title insurance, surveys, zoning, casualty/liability insurance, and standard practices
  • Experience with real estate litigation
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between legal and business risk
  • Able to communicate positively, effectively and efficiently with internal staff and external agencies and entities
  • Experience with municipal law

For confidential consideration, reply to jobs@markiventerprises.com with resume and salary requirements.

Two Assistant Public Defenders - Genesee County Public Defender (posted 3/14/19)    

The Genesee County Public Defender is seeking two (2) full-time Assistant Public Defenders for our criminal court bureau and one (1) part-time Assistant Public Defender for our Family Court bureau.  A more detailed job description is available at the Human Resources link on the Genesee County website at www.co.genesee.ny.us.  Information about this office can also be found on that site. The deadline for applications for these positions is April 12, 2019. 

We are also seeking qualified attorneys to contract with Genesee County to represent criminal defendants at off-hours arraignments (nights, weekends and holidays) in its local courts and Youth Part.  The attorney would report to the Public Defender and be on call for one week on a rotating basis.  The attorney would be paid for being on call, receive mileage reimbursement and an amount certain for an arraignment.  There is no deadline for applications for these attorneys.

Resumes can be sent by mail to Jerry Ader, Public Defender, at 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.  Inquires can be addressed to Jamie Amburgey at the Public Defender’s Office by phone at 585-815-7815 or by e-mail at jamie.amburgey@co.genesee.ny.us.

Attorney- Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC (posted 3/13/19)

The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC seeks to hire an admitted attorney to work at our Rochester, NY site. This candidate will handle all aspects of Social Security Disability claims which involve intensive interaction with clients and representing clients at Social Security hearings.

Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills. We offer an excellent benefits package and we will provide extensive training.

Please forward resume to resume@kennethhiller.com

Legal Services Attorney- LawNY(posted 3/13/19)

The Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY®) Rochester Office has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney at its office located in downtown Rochester.  LawNY® is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation and provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals. The Rochester Office’s primary practice areas are civil rights, housing, public benefits, health law, employment, and elder law.  Our 40 member staff includes attorneys, paralegals, and a legal support team who work closely across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing law related issues affecting our clients and community .   

The attorney will be assigned to the Rochester Office’s Eviction Prevention Team. The Eviction Prevention Team focuses on helping low-income people maintain their housing, housing subsidies and income supports such as public benefits, medical coverage, child care, and emergency assistance.  The position requires frequent interaction and relationship building with grassroots groups, community organizations, and social agencies.  The attorney will utilize administrative hearing forums and the court system to challenge evictions, wrongful public benefit determinations and illegal practices. Working with other LawNY® staff members and the community, the attorney will develop strategies, including affirmative litigation, to address systemic problems that adversely impact low-income people.  The attorney must have the caring, patience, and emotional maturity to help low-income people overcome crisis situations. 

Appplicants must have at least 3 years or more of relevant experience and be licensed to practice law in New York State. Applicants must have excellent legal advocacy and writing skills, and must be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.  Most importantly, applicants must demonstrate strong commitment to helping low-income and disadvantaged people overcome barriers to housing, and medical and income supports.  Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Law school graduates who have taken the first available New York State Bar examination following completion of law school may qualify for a practice order pending admission to the New York State bar pursuant to the LawNY® practice order.  Attorneys admitted in another jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to 18 months pursuant to a court rule.

Salary/Fringe Benefits: Salary is dependent upon experience. The candidate will be placed on the LawNY® salary scale based upon their level of relevant experience. The salary for admitted attorneys with three years of experience is $50,100 per year.  Fringe benefits include health, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability and generous leave time. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Procedure:  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, and the name and contact information of (3) references by April 5, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the attention of Lori O’Brien, Deputy Director, and sent by e-mail to lawnyapplications@lawny.org. Candidates can also apply via Indeed.com.

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY® encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY® welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other consideration protected by law.

Chief Litigation Officer - Empire Justice Center (posted 3/11/19) 

Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide civil legal services organization, is seeking a Chief Litigation Officer to join our team. This is an opportunity to join one of the most effective organizations serving low-income individuals and families in New York State.

Empire Justice Center attracts and employs dedicated, determined and passionate advocates who, together, make a significant impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers. We achieve our successes through direct legal representation and high impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and by providing training and technical assistance to other advocates who are working towards the same goals.

As a member of the leadership team, the Chief Litigation Officer will lead the legal work of Empire Justice and provide information, technical assistance, supervision, training and support to staff on litigation and serve as a resource in overseeing and managing ongoing relationships and capacity related to litigation and legal assistance.

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization's salary scale. Empire Justice Center offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, pension and life insurance, vacation, holiday, personal and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance.

Empire Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

This position is available immediately. Applications accepted until position filled. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to address below. No phone calls or hard copies please.

ChiefLitigationOfficer@empirejustice.org

For more information about job responsibilities, click here.

Associate Attorney - Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP (posted 3/11/19) 

Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, , a civil litigation firm with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, seeks an associate attorney with 2-6 years of experience to join our Insurance Recovery and Counseling group located in our Rochester, New York office. Candidates should have insurance coverage litigation experience and/or have a demonstrated interest in this particular field of law.

Ward Greenberg specializes in the representation of businesses, institutions, and professionals across multiple jurisdictions. We are ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm. Our partners are members of the American College of Coverage Counsel, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and are recognized by Chambers USA. Ward Greenberg associates are regularly ranked as Rising Stars and Up & Coming attorneys.

Our Insurance Recovery and Counseling group handles high-stakes coverage litigation and related bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, we proactively counsel clients on insurance-related issues, including analyzing coverage for claims, evaluating corporate insurance programs and policies for potential coverage gaps, tailoring insurance programs to meet clients' unique risks, negotiating favorable policy wording, and drafting contractual indemnity and insurance requirements.

Associate compensation includes a competitive salary, productivity-based bonuses, 401K matching, and profit sharing. Fringe benefits include bar admission/renewal fees, bar association fees, and paid parking. Relocation expenses are also compensated.

Candidates with excellent written and oral advocacy skills should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to David Knapp at dknapp@wardgreenberg.com.

Civil Litigation Attorney-- Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham (posted 2/28/2019)

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.

While our firm continues to grow, we are seeking a driven Civil Litigation Attorney with 1-5 years experience to work in our Rochester office and who thrives in an innovative environment.  Responsibilities will include managing cases independently, performing investigations, developing litigation strategies, reporting to insurance carriers and other clients, drafting litigation papers, conducting depositions, and preparing cases for trial.

Our generous benefits package, including health insurance, 401k match, in-house CLE credits, potential for bonus, individual mentoring program, and a business casual dress codeThese 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, innovative culture sounds energizing to you, email resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence to: careers@ruppbaase.com.

Healthcare Associate Attorney -- Hancock Estabrook (posted 2/26/2019)

Hancock Estabrook, a leading Upstate New York Law Firm, is seeking a Healthcare Associate Attorney with at least three years’ experience within a law firm or in-house.  Experience in the areas of Anti-Kickback, Stark, False Claims Act, EMTALA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, CMS/Medicare/Medicaid/third party billing issues, corporate structuring, hospital governance and operations, physician–hospital contracting, patient care issues, negotiating and drafting contracts and corporate transactions is preferred. Our thriving Healthcare Practice represents diverse healthcare providers in Central and Upstate New York, including hospitals, hospital systems, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, doctors, medical practices, dentists, nurses, laboratories, health centers, and clinics. Please submit your resume to our Recruitment Administrator at recruiting@hancocklaw.com.

Housing Staff Attorney -- LawNY - Bath, NY (posted 2/19/2019)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and representation to low-income tenants at risk of eviction, living in substandard housing, or otherwise at risk of homelessness. The position will include efforts to strengthen local code enforcement.  The program has filed a successful federal court action on code enforcement procedures when violations are so severe that the rental housing is likely to be condemned.  Breon v. Perales, No. 6:15-CV-6335(MAT), 2015 WL 7289399,  (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 16, 2015)  In order to combat substandard rental housing, the position will include promoting more systematic approaches by local code enforcement officers and improving statewide supervision and standards.   

The attorney will provide legal assistance to clients in Steuben and Allegany Counties, an area with pockets of extreme rural poverty. Many low-income households live in substandard mobile homes or dilapidated rental housing.  LawNY® practices in a wide variety of courts, including justice court, state and county court, bankruptcy court and federal court, as well as administrative agency proceedings.       

Requirements: Applicants should be attorneys or law school graduates with relevant legal experience, a demonstrated commitment to working with low-income people, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Salary: Dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments.  The entry level annual salary for a Staff Attorney is $46,500, increasing to $52,600 for an attorney with five years’ experience. LawNY® provides an excellent health and benefits package as well as generous leave provisions. This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Procedure:  Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, (2) resume, (3) writing sample and (4) the name and contact information of three references to the attention of Amy Christensen, Deputy Director  via email to: lawnyapplications@lawny.org by March 15, 2019.

For more information, visit here: https://www.lawny.org/node/260/housing-staff-attorney-bath.