Legal Jobs In Rochester and Western New York

Attorney, Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC (posted 12/12/17)

Busy law firm with offices in Buffalo and Rochester seeks to hire an attorney to handle Veterans Disability cases and Social Security cases. This position requires intensive interaction with clients. Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills. Please forward resume to

Insurance Defense Litigation Attorney -- RUPP BAASE PFALZGRAF CUNNINGHAM LLC, Rochester NY (posted 12/7/17)

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 firm seeks an ambitious litigator with 1 to 5 years of experience to work in our Rochester office. We offer unparalleled opportunities for the right candidate.

Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and should be a self-starter with excellent verbal, writing, research and analytical, and must have a desire to work in a fast paced environment.

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k and more.

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Matthew Lenhard at

AMERICORPOS JD PROGRAM - New York State Family Security Project, The Legal Aid Society of Rochester (posted 12/5/17)

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Our Immigration Unit provides legal representation, advice, and information to non-citizen community members and their families. We seek to vigorously defend the individual rights of our clients and ensure that they are treated with dignity, equality and respect.

POSITION SUMMARY: The New York State Family Security Project will engage 106 law students to serve as AmeriCorps members around the state of New York who are focused on fostering family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services.

AmeriCorps JD: New York State Family Security Project

New York State Family Security Project law student members will improve family stability and community safety in the state of New York. Law student members serving at organizations that host Equal Justice Works New York State Family Security Project Legal Fellows will focus specifically on assisting the Fellows with representing clients in immigration court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), screening clients and preparing immigration applications, providing brief legal advice and legal aid, educating the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy, and engaging pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families.

Attitude and General Responsibilities

·         Support program staff, your supervisor, and administrative staff in duties as appropriate and necessary.

·         Consult with your supervisor if you have any ideas, issues, or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible.

·         Practice sound health habits, including getting sufficient rest, to effectively perform the position requirements.

·         Respect confidentiality of clients, staff, and other AmeriCorps members.

Program leadership

·         Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement.

·         Assist AmeriCorps members and staff in programming and activities

·         Train and assist volunteers when appropriate. 

Program-specific duties

·         Meet with potential clients to assess legal needs

·         Research legal issues and prepare memoranda for attorneys

·         Assist clients with collection of evidence in support of applications for immigration relief

·         Assist attorneys with preparation of applications for immigration relief

·         Provide community education regarding the challenges faced by individuals in the immigration system

Citizenship training and responsibilities

·         Participate in AmeriCorps training and national service events as required and requested by the New York State Commission

Program training

·         Participate in orientation training.

·         Participate in substantive legal issue training as provided by Equal Justice Works

Skill requirements:  Strong analytical, written and oral advocacy, and organizational, skills are necessary for this position, as well as the ability to multi-task. We are looking for a candidate who respects and can be considerate too, low-income clients. The candidate must be computer literate and able to work with the office’s online case management system. Prior immigration experience is strongly preferred.

Program Benefits: The New York State Family Security Project AmeriCorps JD program is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides law students with the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps education award of $1,252 that can be used to pay educational expenses or student loans.  Students may seek up to $4,399 in additional compensation for their service, for a total of up to $5,651 in compensation.  The $4,399 in additional compensation may be funded by a Federal Work Study Award, the student’s law school, local bar foundation, and other public interest fellowship award.  Also, students are welcome to hold outside employment to supplement their income. 

Students must complete 300 hours of service and complete these hours by September 1, 2018, unless prior approval is given by Equal Justice Works. Requirements to serve to include completion of a National Sex Offender Public Registry check, state criminal background check(s), FBI Fingerprint criminal background check, and submission of proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

LOCATIONS: 1 West Main St.  Suite 800 Rochester, New York 14614

TO APPLY:  Please respond with your Resume, Cover Letter, References, and Writing Sample to Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Attention HR, 1 West Main Street, Suite 800, Rochester, NY 14614 or

Please respond no later than March 1, 2018. Your cover letter should refer to the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow is scheduled to begin the term of service no later than June 1, 2018. 

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Associate Attorney, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP - Rochester, NY (posted 11/30/17)

Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, a civil litigation firm with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, seeks attorneys with 2-5 years litigation experience to join us as an associate attorney in our Rochester office.

Ward Greenberg specializes in the defense of businesses of all sizes, colleges & universities, hospitals & academic medical centers, and professional service firms. This includes service as national trial counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations. We are a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in 11 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Products Liability Litigation, and Insurance Law. Our partners are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, The American Board of Trial Advocates, and Best Lawyers in America®. Our associates are regularly ranked as rising stars and up & coming attorneys.

Associate compensation is composed of 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 also compensated.

Candidates with excellent written and oral advocacy skills should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and two writing samples to Applications must be received by December 31, 2017.

Litigation Attorney, Webster Szanyi LLP - Buffalo, NY (posted 11/30/17)

WEBSTER SZANYI LLP seeks applicants for two full-time attorney positions in the areas of (1) personal injury and products liability litigation and (2) complex and commercial litigation.  Both positions require a minimum 4 years of experience and candidates must be capable of handling a variety of matters independently.  Successful candidates will handle or be involved in all aspects of litigation from case inception through trial or other case resolution.    Extremely competitive salary based on qualifications and experience with generous benefits package.  Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Eileen Marzo at

Court Attorney, 7th Judicial District, District Administrative Office, State of NY Unified Court System (posted 11/28/17)

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar and Two (2) years of service in the Associate Court Attorney title; or Eight (8) years of relevant legal experience gained after admission to the New York State Bar. Candidates with current or past experience as a T&V Justice are preferred.

ASSIGNMENT: Under the direction of the Administrative Judge and District Executive, the appointee will provide confidential advice on administrative and operational matters; will provide administrative support to the District and in particular to the Town and Village Courts within the District including but not limited to assisting with conducting needs assessments for the local criminal courts in such areas as technology, training, development of operations manuals and standardization of procedures, courtroom needs such as facilities, security and automation and assist with financial control and auditing, education as well assist the Administrative Judge and Supervising Judges for Town and Village Courts in their efforts to assist local criminal courts in the performance of their functions. The appointee will research information and analyze legal questions on a wide variety of subjects and render advice to the local courts, the City Courts and other trial level courts as well as draft opinions and decisions and other written material and make recommendations under assignments to be approved by the Administrative Judge and District Executive. The appointee will conference cases with litigants to clarify issues to be resolved or to settle cases on assignment to various courts as approved by the Administrative Judge. The appointee will perform special studies and implement special projects and directives with reference to compliance with Standards and Goals and prepare recommendations for improved operations. Travel is required and will be commonly incurred.

BASE SALARY: $107,812

Applications must be received or postmarked by 12/13/17.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at and a resume and cover letter by email to or by fax (585) 784-4231 or mail to:

Assistant County Attorney, County of Genesee (posted 11/21/17)

This position involves responsibility for assisting the County Attorney in representing Genesee County and performing all duties pertaining to the County Attorney’s office as may be directed by the County Attorney with the vast majority of the responsibilities involving representing the Genesee County Department of Social Services (DSS)

AVAILABILITY:  January 1, 2018

SALARY:  $59,658-$75,467, depending upon experience, with retirement and health benefits


  1.  License to practice law in the State of New York.
  2. 2 years of full time experience as an Attorney with developed skills commensurate with the duties listed below.


  1.  Represent DSS in proceedings and actions involving child abuse, child neglect, child support, foster care and termination of parental rights.
  2. Process adult protective proceedings
  3. Process claims against estates and individuals financially responsible for public assistance recipients
  4. Medicaid Lien recovery
  5. Provide legal advice and consultation to DSS Personnel for matters relating to children’s services, family services, adult services, paternity and financial assistance.
  6. Prosecute and defend appeals as assigned
  7. Prosecute Juvenile delinquents and persons in need of supervision in Family Court
  8. Provide ongoing legal advice and initiate legal actions as required by the County Attorney and the DSS Commissioner
  9. Assist the County Attorney and other Departments as assigned by the County Attorney


Kevin D. Earl, Esq.
Genesee County Attorney
7 Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

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