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To list a career opportunity, please email a brief job description to Executive Director Katherine S. Bifaro at kbifaro@eriebar.org. The information will remain on our site for four weeks unless otherwise requested. Vacancies will also be included in an e-newsletter sent to members.

LItigation Attorney

Webster Szanyi LLP seeks applicants for a full-time associate attorney position. The position requires a minimum of 2-3 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. Salary based on qualifications and experience with a generous benefits package. Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Eileen Marzo at emarzo@websterszanyi.com

Attorney/defense LItigation

Brown & Kelly, LLP seeks an attorney with 3+ years experience for a full or, depending on experience, part-time associate attorney position. Experience in the areas of personal injury abestos, lead paint, coverage, products liability, matrimonial, and/or workers compensations is preferred. Applicants must have excellent research and writing skills. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and law school transcript to: Renata Kowalczuk, Brown & Kelly, LLP, 800 Main Place Tower, 350 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202, preferably by e-mail at rkowalczuk@brownkelly.com. All responses will be kept confidential. 

Civil Litigation attorney

Two to four years of experience. Will consider training an attorney with strong writing abilities and desire to try cases, representing plaintiffs. Fair base salary with benefits, and bonuses for attorneys who have the ability to develop their practice. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Please email cover letters and resumes to erahner@eriebar.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 is 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 an equal opportunity empoloyer. 
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
(716) 847-0662 ext. 312
FAX (716) 847-0307


Gale Gale & Hunt, LLC, a litigation boutique rated one of the top places to work in Central New York, has opening for two attorneys admitted, or waiting admission, to the NYS Bar.  Ideal candidates have 0-2 years of experience, were law review and in the top 15% of their class.  An interest in medicine is a plus.  Interested candidates should send a resume, CV, and law school transcript to acappon@gghlawoffice.com or fax to (315) 637-3667.  Inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Litigation Attorney

A national law firm is looking to grow their Buffalo, NY office with the addition of an experienced Litigation Attorney practicing in the areas of creditors rights and bankruptcy litigation. In addition to frequent court appearance,  the Attorney will be responsible for communicating with clients to ensure quality representation and assisting in the supervision of administrative staff/matters.

Qualified candidates will have approximately 8 years of litigation trial experience. Other requirements include strong writing and analytical skills, problem solving skills and the willingness to work hard in a fast-paced environment. Admittance to the NYS Bar and a book of business is required of all candidates.

Please send resumes to Peggy Koch at pkoch@krgstaffing.com. All replies are kept confidential. 

associate positioN

Candidate must be hard-working, organized and a dedicated people person.  This position is available at a small plaintiff's personal injury firm in Buffalo, New York.  Compensation: $50,000-$150,000.  Please submit resume, transcript and a writing sample in PDF format to donpostek@gmail.com for immediate consideration.

labor relations specialist

united states district court for the western district of new york seeks clerk of court

insurance defense attorney

Progressive Insurance is looking for an Insurance Defense Attorney to join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do. 
Why Progressive? We're an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust.

As a member of our insurance defense litigation team, you will provide legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling your own cases from beginning to end, you will also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. You will work closely with our customers and claims team to ensure all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes.


  • Juris Doctorate
  • Member of the New York Bar

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload working with an electronic diary
  • Effective as a team member or working independently
  • Ability to identify risk
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and customers
  • Ability to negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Ability to review and assess medical records, depositions and other documents
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Understanding of all applicable ethical duties
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct research

What Progressive Offers:

  • Gainshare bonus of up to 30% of salary (Our annual Gainshare bonus program rewards employees based on the company's achievement of annual performance objectives)
  • Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement
  • Award winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee discounts
  • Child care subsidy

Apply Now
Apply now and find out what it's like to be valued for the talent and passion you invest in all that you do.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when applying with us:

  • You'll be asked for information around your employment history and educational background
  • After applying, you are able to monitor your status in the recruiting process on your profile
  • A recruiter will contact you by email or phone if you are under consideration for a current position
  • Some positions require candidates to meet company requirements on our online assessment test
  • Candidates must pass a comprehensive background check

Equal Opportunity Employer

All interested candidates are directed to apply online at www.progressive.com/jobs and reference job# 129821.

Alex Steele
PROGRESSIVE | Talent Advisor Group
IT Recruiter
725 Broadway | Albany, NY  12207

field counsel

Advance your Legal career at Liberty Mutual Insurance- A Fortune 100 Company!

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.


  • Use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters
  • 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.
  • Remain current with developments in the law; understand medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters.
  • Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost.
  • Interface with Home Office Legal department.

Please apply to www.libertymutual.com   Requisition # 60320.  Questions can be forwarded to:

Resident Attorney
Buffalo Legal
Law Offices of Destin C. Santacrose
Employees of Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
Electric Tower- Suite 403
535 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York  14203
Office: (716) 852-6923
Direct Dial (716) 604-0340
SDN: 87713350
Cell:  (716) 544-5521
Fax:   (603)- 334-7775
E-Service Accepted: SantacroseLawMail@LibertyMutual.Com  

attorney/defense litigation

Brown & Kelly, LLP seeks an attorney with 3+ years’ experience for a full or, depending on experience, part-time associate attorney position. Experience in the areas of personal injury, asbestos, lead paint, coverage, products liability, matrimonial, and/or workers compensation is preferred. Applicants must have excellent research and writing skills. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and law school transcript to: Renata Kowalczuk, Brown & Kelly, LLP, 800 Main Place Tower, 350 Main St., Buffalo, New York 14202, preferably by e-mail at rkowalczuk@brownkelly.com. All responses will be kept confidential.

employee benefits attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking one or more attorneys with employee benefits and/or tax experience to join the firm’s Employee Benefits practice group.  The firm’s Employee Benefits practice group provides advisory and litigation support services to prominent private and public companies in the United States and Canada.

Candidates with employee benefits experience are preferred, but we will consider excellent candidates with a demonstrated interest in tax and/or employee benefits, including new graduates interested in joining an outstanding employee benefits practice.  Candidates with a portable book of business are strongly encouraged to submit their credentials.

Please visit the careers section of our website to submit your resume.


erie county department of labor relations
Deputy Director of labor relations


Hagelin Kent LLC is seeking an entry level associate.  The associate will work in all aspects of litigation including depositions, motions, legal research, court conferences, client meetings, and trials.  The practice area is primarily civil litigation, with a focus on insurance defense litigation. Ideal candidate is a recent graduate, top 20%, admitted to the New York bar with a passion for trial work.

Please forward your resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and cover letter to Megan Furrer at furrer@hagelinkent.com

seeking attorney

We are seeking an Attorney with 2 to 4 years’ experience in real estate and/or corporate law  to learn and grow in our commercial lending and commercial real estate and corporate practice group. The position will be housed in our Amherst satellite office. Benefits including health insurance, CLE, Bar Association Membership  and more.  Salary commensurate with experience. Resume and references should be sent to yohe@cn-lo.com.

contract work

A Buffalo, NY law firm is seeking experienced Attorneys interested in contract work!

This project is centered on loan documentation and file review. As such Attorneys must have experience in real estate, banking or secured transactions.

If you are interested in a 1-2 month contract assignment, please submit your resume to Peggy Koch at pkoch@krgstaffing.com today.

Job Requirements:

  • JD
  • Acceptance to the NYS Bar
  • Hardworking with a strong code of ethics

SUNY Buffalo Law Sch0ol, Assistant Director of Career services

For full details and to apply, visit the official posting online:


The Assistant Director of Career Services is responsible for the following duties: 

(a) Event Planning and Educational Programming: 
The incumbent will plan and execute events and programs for the Career Services Office. Duties will include selecting dates, procuring venues, arranging catering where necessary, managing RSVPs, inviting and hosting guest speakers, managing publicity and visibility. He or she will be involved in the yearly planning of educational programming, with significant input into subject matter, frequency and design of programs. In some cases, incumbent will teach or moderate sessions. Knowledge of powerpoint, google calendar, surveymonkey, and social networking sites are preferred. 

(b) Career Counseling: 
The incumbent will counsel individual students and alumni in career-related matters, including resume and cover letters, interviewing, networking, self-assessment, career path strategy, alternative careers, career change, and other matters. He or she will also take the lead in maintaining an effective counseling management and follow-up system for the CSO team, using counseling software. 

(c) Statistical Collection and Analysis ? The incumbent will assist the Associate Dean for managing the statistical reports for the Law School. This includes supplying accurate data to the external organizations that include: U.S. News and World Report, National Association for Legal Professionals, Princeton Review, Vault Magazine, Barron's Review and the ABA. He or she will be responsible for collecting survey data on graduate and summer employment, and will be expected to deploy various methods of information collection. Incumbent will contribute significantly to policy decisions regarding survey collection. Knowledge of excel, access and Symplicity or CSO software are strongly encouraged. 

(d) Legal Career Research and Publication? The incumbent will monitor legal hiring trends and other relevant news on an ongoing basis, recommending purchase of books or subscriptions for CSO use when appropriate. He or she will also collect relevant articles and other resources for the CSO website, blog and other distribution vehicles. 

(e) Help manage job postings, interviews and other recruitment tasks as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required; Law practice or related experience in higher education admission setting. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, including excel, access and powerpoint, as well as google calendar, surveymonkey, social networking sites, and career services management software (such as Symplicity or CSO) is desired. The incumbent should also possess exemplary organizational, time management and communication skills. The ability to multi-task is also critical. This individual must enjoy working with law students and legal professionals  

Preferred Qualifications: JD is preferred. It would be preferable if the applicant has prior experience in law school career services or higher education career services, hiring/recruiting in a law-related industry, student advising and counseling, marketing, social media, and statistical analysis.  

Contact Associate Dean Lisa Patterson with any questions: lpatter@buffalo.edu.  Please note: you MUST apply through the UBJobs link above.  Sending materials by email will not be considered an official application.

Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Prestigious Buffalo, NY based Law Firm seeks attorney to join our expanding Commercial Litigation Department. Qualified candidates must possess at least 4 years’ experience in corporate, business & commercial litigation. Ideal candidate will have existing construction, commercial and intellectual property litigation experience. Must be licensed to practice in NY. Responsibilities include: research, writing & preparing pleadings for various multi-jurisdictional business litigation cases, depositions, motions & court appearances. We are a dynamic firm with a comprehensive client focus & a reputation for our commitment to excellence. Competitive compensation package. Send resume, references & salary requirements to: 

HR Department
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP
42 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202

family law associate attorney

Small Amherst based firm seeks an Associate with Divorce and Family Court litigation experience. Candidates should possess a positive work ethic, effective communication and case management skills, the ability to multi task, the drive to succeed, and patience when dealing with clients during their emotionally weakest times. Competitive salary and benefits.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: erahner@eriebar.orgAll submissions will be kept confidential.

associate attorney

Brady & Swenson, P.C. seeks applicants for a full-time associate attorney position in Salamanca, New York. Primary areas of responsibility are civil and criminal litigation. Applicants must have excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Please forward your resume, references, law school transcript, writing sample, and cover letter to Matthew R. Swenson at mswenson@bradyandswenson.com.

insurance coverage associate

Hodgson Russ’s multidisciplinary insurance-coverage team provides a full range of legal services to clients across the country, including on litigating insurance-coverage actions and related appeals, examining claims to advise clients on potential liability and exposure, analyzing coverage issues to resolve claims prior to litigation, and providing proactive and strategic advice.

The Insurance Coverage Practice Group is seeking an associate for its Buffalo office. The successful candidate should have from one to five years of experience in insurance-coverage law and litigation. Experience in complex coverage litigation and a variety of insurance contracts is highly preferred.

Please visit the careers section of our website to submit your resume.


volunteer lawyers project seeks full-time immigration attorney

The attorney will be part of VLP’s Immigration Project and will work out of VLP’s office in downtown Buffalo, but much of his/her work will be as part of our Legal Orientation Program (LOP) at the Federal Detention Facility in Batavia where the Department of Homeland Security holds approximately 600 non-citizen men in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. The attorney is expected to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations at the facility one or two times per week; give pro se workshops to prepare detainees to better represent themselves; provide individual orientations and consultations; and any other obligation required by the program, including attendance at an annual conference and other trainings. S/he will also handle a case load of immigration cases before the Court.

This is an entry level position under the supervision of the immigration project's Supervising Attorney, Sophie Feal, and VLP's Managing Attorney, Bob Elardo.

The ideal candidate will be admitted to the New York bar and will have two years of experience as an attorney, preferably in immigration law. We seek someone who is dynamic about effectively implementing our LOP program, as well as participating in other facets of VLP's growing immigration project. S/he must be able to work well independently while at the facility and be willing to litigate all types of cases before the immigration court. Strong oral skills are essential. A fluent knowledge of Spanish and English are required.

VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan (for dependent care, medical co-pays, and parking costs), generous leave time and holidays. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible. We are located in a new office suite at 237 Main Street on the metro line.

Please send a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and contact information for 3 references by AUGUST 12, 2015 to: Sophie Feal, Esq. Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203; sfeal@ecbavlp.com

merger opportunity

Are you a sole practitioner or small to mid-size law firm looking to add experience, leadership, expertise and depth to your established practice area? Marketing to existing clients is always easier and more cost effective than searching for new business. Offering clients expanded capabilities is a great way to keep their business and increase your business. Merging with the right firm, an established, successful, midsized downtown Buffalo based firm might be the opportunity you are looking for. Interested practitioners should email erahner@eriebar.org to explore the possible practice synergies and cross-selling opportunities a potential merger might present.

associate attorneys

Mid-sized downtown Buffalo law firm seeks associates for its growing litigation and general practice to include insurance defense, corporate law and family law. Candidates must have at least four years of experience with a portable book of business. Candidates should be able to work independently, have strong research abilities, outstanding writing skills and be experienced in managing case files, preparing for and attending trials. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to erahner@eriebar.org.

attorney - plaintiffs' litigation

Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC seeks attorney for full time associate position in plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Experience in the areas of personal injury and No-Fault is preferred, but not required. Applicants must have excellent research and writing skills, and be highly motivated. Competitive salary; excellent bonus structure; 401k; and health insurance offered.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and law school transcript to: Hannah Hull, Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC, 420 Franklin St., Buffalo, New York 14202, or by e-mail at hhull@wnyinjurylawyers.com.  All responses will be kept confidential.

associate attorney

Hamberger & Weiss is seeking applicants for a full-time associate attorney position in its Rochester office.  The practice is confined to workers’ compensation defense.  Admitted attorneys should forward a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Mr. Ronald E. Weiss at rweiss@hwcomp.com.