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managing attorney position

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., is seeking to fill a Managing Attorney vacancy in its Appeals and Post-Conviction Unit.  This busy office represents indigent criminal litigants at the post-conviction stage in multiple counties around Western New York.   Duties include the supervision of staff attorneys’ appellate and post-conviction work, navigating the administration of the staff’s caseload, as well as the handling of a separate caseload him or herself and working under the supervision of the Chief Attorney.  The ideal candidate will be admitted to practice law in New York State, proficient in legal research, have a demonstrated dedication to serving the indigent, and at least 5 years of criminal and appellate experience.  Management experience is preferred.  Salary in the $90’s, depending on experience.  Comprehensive benefits package.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three professional references to The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 290 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14202, Attn: Human Resources or via e-mail to resume@legalaidbuffalo.org no later than August 22, 2016. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. 


Attorney

HoganWillig, a growing and progressive full-service law firm with 40+ attorneys, is seeking an entry level full-time estate practice and elder law attorney.  Ideal candidates should have a strong work ethic and a strong academic background.  Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Work hours approximate 45-50 weekly.  Competitive salary commensurate with experience and performance.   Excellent benefits including health, dental, life, disability & malpractice insurance, seminar & CLE costs, membership dues, cell phone, etc.

Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript to Cassandra Graap at cgraap@hoganwillig.com


corporate and estate law attorney

The Tarantino Law Firm seeks an ambitious attorney with 2+ years of experience to practice in the firm’s corporate and estate law practice.  The candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and have experience in corporate and estate law.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.  Please submit cover letter and resume to Kevin P. Wicka at: kwicka@tarantinolaw.com.


Attorney

Cohen & Lombardo, P.C. seeks motivated attorney with 2+ years of experience to practice in the firm’s residential real estate and matrimonial practice areas. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and have excellent verbal, writing, research and analytical skills. We are looking for someone who is ambitious, hardworking, self-motivated, and confident. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k and more. Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Rocco Lucente II C/O yohe@cn-lo.com.

Attorney

Nash Connors, P.C., an insurance defense firm, is looking to hire an associate with 1 to 4 years of litigation experience (personal injury preferred).  The successful applicant should be motivated, hard-working and resourceful.  This person should also have strong oral and written communication skills.  The associate will defend personal injury claims from inception through closing argument at trial.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and the firm offers a full complement of benefits.  Please e-mail your resume, writing sample, salary requirements and references in confidence to info@nashconnors.com.


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LIberty Mutual Field Counsel

Liberty Mutual Insurance has an exciting opportunity for an attorney. As a Field Counsel you will represent the company and its policyholders in civil litigation and workers' compensation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters
  • Conduct necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings.
  • Research the law applicable to cases or matters; drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. If requested, conduct settlement negotiations.
  • Advise, communicate and confer with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally meet with, and maintain good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required.
  • Remain current with developments in the law; understand medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters.
  • Prepare and conduct training sessions for Legal, Claims or other departments as required.
  • Provide daily direction and guidance to junior attorneys.
  • Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost.
  • Act as a team or group leader for an assigned group within the office.
  • Interface with Home Office Legal department.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of law school with LLB or JD and admission to the bar.
  • Special license to practice before a particular board or federal court may be necessary.
  • A minimum of 1 successful year experience as an attorney.
  • A general knowledge of insurance law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and the company.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and persuade by written or spoken word is critical.
  • Experience and ability appropriate to the level of cases or matters handled.

Benefits:

We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

  • 401K and Company paid pension plan
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Paid time-off
  • Pay-for-Performance
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Discount fitness memberships
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Credit Union membership
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance

Overview:

We believe strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

Please send resume and writing sample by Email; Fax or Mail to:

Destin C. Santacrose
Electric Tower- Suite 403
535 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York  14203

Direct Dial (716) 604-0340

Cell:  (716) 544-5521

Fax:   (603)- 334-7775 

Destin.Santacrose@libertymutual.com


seeking attorney

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. (LSED), located in Buffalo, New York, seeks an attorney, admitted in New York State with 5+ years’ experience to be the Project Director for a new Medical/Legal Partnership with the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) to assist patients undergoing treatment for  breast cancer.  The ideal candidate must possess compassion for the population to be served, as well as a commitment to breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts.  The Project Coordinator will handle cases on-site at ECMC, develop a referral list of probono attorneys, conduct community education events with ECMC physicians and supervise law students.  Previous experience with employment issues is helpful.  Employees of LSED must have access to a vehicle and be available weekends and evenings, as needed.   Step five on our scale pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement is $54,205, with excellent fringe benefits.  Resumes accepted until August 1, 2016.  Projected start date is September 15, 2016.  Interview preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to access to justice for the disenfranchised.

Buffalo has a low cost of living and many cultural and historical attractions.  It is on the Forbes list of Best Places for Businesses and Careers and their number one “Most Affordable City” in American in 2014.  Buffalo was the subject of Katie Couric’s “American Rising” series in January of 2016. 

Please send resume’ and cover letter to Jessica Fields, CPA, Esq.  jfields@lsed.org.

Legal Services for the Elderly is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Associate attorney - Bengart & Demarco, LLP

The Buffalo office of Bengart & DeMarco, LLP seeks an ambitious attorney with 3-5 years of experience for an associate position with their general practice firm. The attorney should have estates and estate planning as well as a general litigation background. Municipal experience is helpful. Strong communication skills, legal advocacy skills, and writing skills are required. Experience with drafting pleadings and memoranda of law preferred. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Steven B. Bengart, Esq. at sbengart@bengartdemarcolaw.com.


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cle program attorneyFrom the New York State Bar Association – Position Available

The New York State Bar Association, a non-profit professional association, seeks a Program Attorney to assist in developing, coordinating and producing quality continuing legal education programs in both live and online formats. A JD is required. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of two to three years’ experience in continuing legal education course development. Solo or law firm practice experience is preferred. Excellent organizational, computer and written and oral communication skills are required.

The position is located in Albany and requires travel within the state. The Association is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package. Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

New York State Bar Association | Human Resources Department

1 Elk Street | Albany, NY  12207 | FAX# 518/487-5544 | HR@NYSBA.org


staff attorney

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking an attorney to work with individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.  The job involves working with another Staff Attorney with similar duties to provide a wide array of civil legal services. 

The job includes doing outreach to social service providers, organizations that provide services to people with HIV/AIDS, and to clients.

Attorney must be admitted to practice in NY.

Family law and matrimonial law experience preferred.

Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Must be comfortable making presentations to groups.

Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

VLP is equal opportunity employer.

Excellent benefits.

Salary depends upon experience.

Please send letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to:

Robert M. Elardo
Managing Attorney/CEO
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (VLP)
237 Main St., Suite 1000
Buffalo, NY 14203
relardo@ecbavlp.com
(716) 847‑0662 ext 312
FAX (716) 847‑0307 


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associate attorney - lippes mathias wexler friedman, llp litigation group

The Buffalo Office of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP seeks an ambitious attorney with one to three years of experience for an Associate position with our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. The Practice Group regularly serves clients across the country in all aspects of commercial litigation, including representing businesses of all sizes from sole proprietorships to closely held companies to large multi-national corporations and individuals in civil and criminal proceedings in state and federal courts and before government/administrative boards and agencies.  A few of our focus areas include: complex business litigation, corporate dissolutions, environmental, labor and employment, restrictive covenants, consumer finance, personal injury, appellate practice, white collar crime, and real estate and construction disputes.

Strong communication skills, legal advocacy skills, and writing skills are required.  Experience with drafting pleadings and memoranda of law preferred.  Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills are required.  The attorney selected for this position must be a self-starter and will have the opportunity for immediate, direct, client contact. 

Our firm strives to maintain a positive, collaborative work environment.  A new Associate should anticipate hard work in an environment that provides the necessary training and guidance in the specific areas of practice.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.  Our firm offers an excellent opportunity for a driven attorney to further their legal career. To learn more about Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman please go to  www.lippes.com

All interested applicants shall submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Martin L. Doster; Chief Operating Officer at mdoster@lippes.com


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intellectual property attorney - buffalo office

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, one of the largest firms in Upstate New York with over 265 attorneys, seeks an experienced, associate-level intellectual property attorney to work in a team environment for its sophisticated and growing Intellectual Property and Technology practice in its Buffalo office.  Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials and excellent communication skills with 2 to 6 years of experience, including significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  While all technical disciplines will be considered, candidates will preferably possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical engineering, physics, or computer science.  USPTO registration is required.  We are an EEO Employer.  Please send resume and letter of application in confidence to hrbsk@bsk.com.