Variety of Positions - Empire Justice - Rochester (Posted 5/15/19)

Empire Justice Center is Hiring!!

Empire Justice is a highly respected, statewide legal services organization. We employ 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. Our organization offers staff an exciting and dynamic working environment with a strong commitment to teamwork, diversity, and personal/professional development. This is an opportunity to join one of the most effective organizations serving low income individuals and families in New York State.

We are seeking the following positions to join our team:

 

Disability Advocacy Program State-Wide Attorney Coordinator - Albany or Yonkers, NY - Full time, Exempt position

Crime Victims Attorney -Rochester, NY – 2 Full time, Exempt positions

Crime Victims Legal Assistance Paralegal –Long Island, NY – Full-time, Non-Exempt position

Immigrant Rights Attorney -Central Islip, NY - Full time, Exempt position

Immigrant Rights Paralegal - Central Islip, NY office- Full time, Non-exempt position

 

For further information and application details, click on the link below.

https://empirejustice.org/work-with-us/

 

Family Law Attorney - The Legal Aid Society - Rochester  (Posted 5/13/19)

The Attorney will provide legal representation 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:

  • Juris Doctor & admission to the New York State Bar.
  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Strong negotiating ability.
  • Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas efficiently and accurately.
  • Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners.
  • Access to reliable transportation.

Please send the following information to be considered:

Send the following information to: 

https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48.

Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, N.Y., 14614.

LASROC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Intake Coordinator/ Legal Assistant ( Bi-Lingual Spanish) - Legal Aid Society - Rochester (Posted 5/2/19)

Provide legal support to The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY Immigration Law Unit & Education Law Unit especially in intake matters. Intake requires staff to receive, screen and triage initial intake calls, provide conflict checks, financial eligibility assessment and prepare the application for attorney review. Position may also include assisting with substantive legal work and document preparation as assigned. Bi-lingual applicants required for this position.

Qualification:

·         Associates degree in Paralegal Studies or High School Diploma with equivalent experience

·         Notary Public License preferred; if not currently licensed, the selected candidate must be able to sit for and pass the notary exam within the first six months of employment.

·         Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients

·         Strong attention to detail and organization

·         Ability to prioritize and multi-task

·         High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office

·         Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners

·         Fluent (speaking and writing) in Spanish and English

·         Access to reliable transportation

·         Ability to travel throughout Western New York

Please send the following information to be considered:

·         Cover Letter

·         Resume

·         Professional References

Send the following information to: 

https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=47

Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, NY 14614

 

Attorney - LawNY - Geneva (Posted 4/30/19)

The Geneva office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to join our Housing Unit.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to advocate on behalf of clients on a variety of poverty law-related issues including:  landlord/tenant, fair housing, foreclosure due to delinquency on mortgages or property taxes, low-income homeowner issues, federal and state housing programs, code enforcement, mobile homes, redevelopment and land use, homelessness, TANF/Safety Net, SNAP, bankruptcy, consumer issues, and the intersection of all these issues with racial justice.

The attorney hired for this position should be prepared to work in a variety of legal settings, including but not limited to litigation in various levels of New York state and federal courts, appellate practice, bankruptcy practice, mediations and negotiations, transactional work and administrative law hearings. Working with other LawNY® staff members and the community, the attorney will help develop strategies, including affirmative litigation, to address individual and systemic problems that adversely impact low-income and marginalized persons.

Program:  Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) is a not-for-profit law firm which works to eliminate barriers to justice by providing civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in the Finger Lakes and western New York State. The Geneva office serves five of those fourteen counties (Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates) and provides representation primarily in the areas of housing, family law, government benefits, elder law, education, civil rights and consumer law.  We work to achieve individual and systemic change through litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership with community organizations. Our 30 member Geneva 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 communities.

Requirements:  Applicants should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with low-income individuals and families, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  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.  Fluency in Spanish is a preference but not a requirement.

Salary:  Salary is competitive and dependent on years of relevant experience. The entry level annual salary for a newly admitted attorney with no practice experience is $50,000 and increases to $56,000 for an attorney with five years of experience.  LawNY® provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, generous leave provisions, retirement plan, paid parental leave, disability coverage, a flexible and accommodating work schedule, and numerous opportunities for professional development and other benefits.

Procedure:  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, the name and contact information of (3) references and a legal writing sample by May 13, 2019 to ensure full consideration.   Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled.  Applications should be sent to the attention of Managing Attorney, Kate Woods, via email to:  lawnyapplications@lawny.org.

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.

 

Attorney - CannonDesign - Buffalo (Posted 4/26/19)

CannonDesign has an opportunity for an experienced Attorney based in our Buffalo, NY office. We are an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, strategists, futurists, researchers, contractors and industry specialists.  

The in-house position will be an integral part of our legal team and primarily focus on contract review and negotiation. Primarily responsibilities will include:

  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate contracts, leases and vendor agreements domestically and internationally.
  • Develop and maintain contract templates.
  • Resolve commercial disputes and conflicts.
  • Serve as a point of contact for legal questions within the firm.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel in litigation matters.
  • Provide merger and acquisition support during negotiation, due diligence, contract drafting and integration.
  • Advise on all aspects of the construction operations.
  • Provide support for firm licensing and corporate matters.
  • Advise on limits, coverage, applications and claims for all insurance policies.
  • Advise on Labor Law/Employment Law issues.
  • Advise on intellectual property matters.

Qualified candidates must have a Juris Doctorate and a minimum of four years of related experience. Previous experience drafting and negotiating contracts required. Construction experience is preferred. Exceptional writing, research, communication negotiation and organizational skills are essential. Must have the ability to work independently and exercise solid independent judgment in a fast-paced environment. To apply, upload your resume through our careers site at careers.cannondesign.com. 

As a condition of employment, all CannonDesigners are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.  

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

 

Immigration Attorney - Legal Aid Society - Rochester (Posted 4/22/19)

The Attorney will provide direct legal representation to low and middle-income clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court in Buffalo and Batavia, NY. They will also appear at interviews before UCIS in Buffalo; prepare immigration applications; and handle administrative and judicial appeals. They will travel within New York State and the Finger Lakes Region. This position is based in the Legal Aid office in Rochester, NY

Qualification:

·         Juris Doctor & admission to New York State Bar.

·         High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization.

·         Excellent legal research and writing skills.

·         Strong negotiating ability.

·         Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas effectively and accurately.

·         Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients.

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners.

·         Access to reliable transportation.

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 two years) (send to jaldrich@lasroc.org)

Send the following information to:  https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=45

 

Family Law Attorney - Legal Aid Society - Rochester (Posted 4/22/19)

The Attorney will provide direct legal representation to victims of domestic violence who are facing homelessness or whose housing situation is compromised. Comprehensive broad-based civil legal services will be provided in matters such as family law, housing, consumer law, and other areas to stabilize their living situation and increase safety. This program is a collaboration with the YWCA and Willow Domestic Violence Center. 

Qualification:

·         Juris Doctor & admission to the New York State Bar.

·         High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization.

·         Excellent legal research and writing skills.

·         Strong negotiating ability.

·         Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas efficiently and accurately.

·         Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients.

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners.

·         Access to reliable transportation.

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=46.

 

Immigration Staff Attorney- Legal Aid Society - Rochester (Posted 4/17/19)

Reporting to the Program Director, ONA Legal Counsel will assist in carrying out ONA grant objectives and will work to advance the mission of The Legal Aid Society. ONA Legal Counsel will provide outreach, direct immigration legal services, naturalization application review, legal clinics, legal consultation days, community information sessions, Know Your Rights presentations, referrals, and technical legal assistance to ONA Opportunity Centers and other organizations across the counties of the Finger Lakes Region. This position will primarily operate out of Rochester, NY.

Qualification:

·         Juris Doctor & admission to New York State Bar.

·         High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization.

·         Excellent legal research and writing skills.

·         Strong negotiating ability.

·         Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas effectively and accurately.

·         Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients.

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners.

·         Access to reliable transportation.

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 two years) (send to jaldrich@lasroc.org)

Send the following information to: 

https://lasroc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=44

Human Resources, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800 Rochester, NY 14614,

LASROC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Counsel - Buffalo - Delaware North - (Posted 4/17/19)

The Counsel role supports senior attorneys in the Delaware North legal department.  This role completes assigned projects and legal work independently, seeking input from senior attorneys where appropriate.  Senior attorneys confidently delegate work to this role and provide high level review/guidance.  This role also provides legal advice and service by combining skills in corporate law and sound business acumen, and takes the opportunity to work with unit management, functional management and subject matter experts.  Examples of work include:

·         Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contract contracts of varying complexities.

·         Conducting research on multiple topics for a diverse set of businesses.

·         Assisting with legal department innovation and initiatives.

·         Demonstrating progression in drafting, spotting issues, seeing risks, and develops strategies to add value while mitigating risk.

Other responsibilities consist of the following:

·         Working with unit management, functional management and subject matter experts by providing legal advice and service through skills in corporate law coupled with sound business acumen.

·         Spotting issues, seeing risks, and developing strategies to add value while mitigating risk.

·         Completing assigned projects and legal work independently, seeking input from senior attorneys where appropriate.  Following standards and processes outlined by the organization and legal department to maintain budget and expense regulations. 

·         Work product and ability to influence internal clients contributes to ensure compliance with laws, policies and regulations.

·         Conducting legal research on multiple legal topics for a diverse set of businesses. 

·         Serving as a role model for junior attorneys and contributing to effective collaboration within the team to drive outstanding client service.  

·         Driving a common understanding of business processes and expectations to ensure success.

·         Functioning effectively as an individual contributor and in a team environment.

·         Clarifying a common understanding of business processes and expectations to ensure success.

·         Serving as a trusted colleagues able to support decision making and sustainability of legal policy and regulatory decisions.

·         Collaborating with legal and business associates to assure high quality work product.

Qualifications

Law Degree from an accredited law school. Admission to NY Bar preferred with 5+ years’ legal experience as in-house counsel or large law firm environment. Skills in creative problem solving, time management, schedule flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, rapid analysis and comprehension, excellent understanding of basic business and personal computing technology, intense intellectual curiosity, good listener.  Proficiency with all Microsoft Office Products. Preferred additional experience in business setting or with other relevant financial experience.

Location

This position will be based out of Delaware North’s new global headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 12-story, mixed-use building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. The headquarters facility, reflective of our values, integrates the latest advances in environmental, energy conservation and office design.

Who We Are

Take your career beyond the ordinary—to the extraordinary.

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision, grow with us.

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at www.DelawareNorth.com.

All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment background check and may be subject to a pre-employment drug test depending upon the position and/or client requirements.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/2Iu1j8p

 

Labor Relations Coordinator - LeRoy - The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership - (Posted 4/16/19)

The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership is seeking a part-time (.5FTE) Labor Relations Coordinator. Please visit our web site at www.gvboces.org for a detailed listing with qualifications and duties. Salary: $35,000 with pro-rated benefits and eligibility for a NYS pension. Start July 1, 2019.  Send letter of interest and resume by May 14, 2019 referencing Vac. 19-78 to: Carla Franklin, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, 80 Munson St., LeRoy, NY 14482 or email: hr@gvboces.org.          

  


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