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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.

employment opportunities from hodgson russ

Environmental Associate

The attorneys in Hodgson Russ’s Environment & Energy Practice Group provide practical, forward-thinking counsel and advocacy on various matters including management of environmental liability and risk; development projects including Brownfields and alternative and renewable energy;  land use and SEQRA; business transactions; and a wide range of litigation. 

The Environment & Energy Practice Group is seeking an entry-level  associate with experience for its Buffalo office.  The successful candidate should have experience and/or strong interest handling matters associated with environmental law.

Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html

Intellectual Property Associate

Hodgson Russ’s intellectual property practice is national and international in scope. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and major research and educational institutions as well as smaller businesses and individuals. Our firm works directly with entrepreneurs and inventors to provide legal services and advice for their emerging companies. 

The Intellectual Property Practice Group is seeking an associate with at least 2 years of experience for its Buffalo office. The attorney should have corporate, venture capital, and private-equity experience. The ideal candidate would have experience with entity formation and closely-held businesses, and will have a desire to work with startups and entrepreneurs. Experience in trademark law is a plus.

Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html

Corporate Associate

Hodgson Russ LLP advises on the full range of U.S. legal issues involved in domestic and international business operations. Our attorneys serve a wide range of clients, from global corporations to emerging start-ups operating in numerous industry sectors.

The Corporate and Securities Practice Group is seeking an associate with at least 2 years of experience for its Buffalo office. The attorney should have broad corporate experience including mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance and contracts. The ideal candidate would have experience with Hart-Scott-Rondino fillings and antitrust law.

Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html

long term contract opportunity for attorneys - compliance project

A major area employer is seeking attorneys to assist with a large-scale compliance project.

J.D. is required; Bar admission is not.

Basic functions in this open-ended temporary role include but are not limited to:

  • The review and analysis of extensive regulatory documents
  • Recommendation for appropriate assignment of response to compliance issue(s)

The ability to interpret regulations is critical. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are necessary.

Experience with document and/or contract review is preferred.

Pay rate is based on relevant experience, and assignment length will be determined by the actual progress made on the project overall.

If you are qualified and well-suited for this opportunity, please submit a resume for consideration to Peggy Koch, Senior Legal Staffing Manager, at pkoch@krgstaffing.com.


associate attorneys & lateral partners

Tully Rinckey PLLC is seeking Experienced Associate attorneys and Lateral Partners to join and expand the firm’s Employment, Corporate/Civil Litigation, Family and Matrimonial, Business, Military, and Immigration practice groups in our Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, NY offices. The firm offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to hiring@tullylegal.com. If you have any questions, please contact our Recruiting Team at 518-218-7100. EEOC/AA


associate attorney

The Plaintiff's personal injury firm of Cantor, Fink & Taub is seeking an associate in their Buffalo office with 0-3 years experience. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. All replies confidential. Please send resume to Mark H. Cantor at mark@buffalolaw.com.


associate attorney

Associate attorney admitted 1-3 years wanted for dynamic, growing, Larkinville law firm. Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP seeks an attorney to work closely with its partners in their insurance defense practice group.  This position is an excellent opportunity to join one of the premier transportation and toxic tort defense teams in New York State, while enjoying the eclectic Larkin District atmosphere. Focus, attention to detail, and strong work ethic are essential requirements.  Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Joel B. Schechter at jschechter@bsawlaw.com.


real estate associate (rochester)

Underberg & Kessler seeks real estate associate admitted 3 - 6 years, with experience in commercial real estate and commercial lending.  Experience with municipal finance, HUD transactions and tax credit deals a plus.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an enjoyable and professional working environment.  Reply to:  Karen Craft, Director of Operations, Underberg & Kessler LLP, 300 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, New York 14604 or kcraft@underbergkessler.comEqual Opportunity Employer


senior counsel (rochester) travelers insurance

Travelers, a market leader in the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry, has an opportunity in its Rochester Staff Counsel Office for a Senior trial attorney.  Requires a minimum of 7 years of litigation or Senior Associate/Partner level of experience, an active license to practice law, and admission to the New York bar.  Must be a graduate from an accredited law school with experience handling construction accident / NY Labor Law cases, including contractual risk transfer and additional insurance issues.  Insurance litigation work exposure, strong and persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy skills and a demonstrated track record of trial skills desirable.  Very competitive base salary, outstanding benefits package and a great working environment.  

To apply, please visit our career site at www.travelers.com/careers and enter job number 529BR.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer and invites culturally diverse applicants to join our team. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.


residential real estate associate

Sargent & Collins, LLP seeks client-focused attorney to join growing practice. Ideal candidate will have a portable book of business and ability to develop and acquire own residential real estate client base. The firm offers a compensation package with a base salary of $125,000 plus a year-end bonus. Interested candidates may email: nsargent@sargentcollins.com. All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.


business and transactional attorney

Prestigious Buffalo, NY based law firm seeks an experienced attorney to join our expanding Business & Corporate Department.

Qualified candidates must be admitted to the NY Bar and have 3 – 6 years’ experience in business law & transactional matters.  The ideal candidate should have experience in: 

  • due diligence investigations and preparation of related memoranda
  • preparation of acquisition agreements and related closing documents
  • negotiating deal terms
  • closing transactions
  • corporate formation/dissolution.

We are a dynamic firm with a diverse and interesting client base and a reputation for our commitment to excellence. 

We offer a competitive compensation package.  Please send resume to:  HR Manager; Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP; 42 Delaware Avenue, Suite 120; Buffalo, NY  14202 or email hrdept@lglaw.com


downtown firm

Downtown firm seeks an individual with 2-5 years of Workers’ Compensation experience to represent Claimants at the Workers’ Compensation Board. Ideal candidate should be a self-starter with a shown ability to manage caseload. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. All applications will be kept in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and references to mslisz@lotempiopc.com


Attorney - board of law examiners

The Attorney position will be responsible for handling such duties as: researching and analyzing statutes, cases and other substantive and procedural areas of the law and suggesting content of bar examination to the Board; analyzing applications for test accomodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); researching and analyzing legal questions related to the ADA; drafting and analyzing contracts and assuring compliance with state procurement and finance rules; reviewing applicant credentials and determining eligibility of applicants for admission to the bar examination in compliance with Court rules; maintaining content outline for the bar examination; investigating applicant exam complaints and security policy violations; preparing and presenting cases for administrative disciplinary hearings; and other legal and administative duties as necessary.

Full Description with application procedures


personal injury firm

Personal injury law firm seeks an associate with two to four years of litigation experience.  Candidate must be smart, ambitious and capable.  Compensation package between $75,000 to $150,000.  Send resume, writing sample and law school transcript to injurylawyers12345@gmail.com.

career opportunities at nixon peabody - rochester, ny office
Nixon Peabody currently has attorney openings available in the following areas:

  • Our Real Estate Practice Group is seeking an Associate with several years of experience;
  • Our Global Finance Practice Group is seeking an Associate with three to five years of experience (this position is also open to Buffalo);
  • Our Public Company Transactions Practice Group is seeking an Attorney with at least seven years of experience; and
  • Our M&A and Corporate Transactions Practice Group is seeking an Attorney with at least seven years of experience.

To learn more about these exciting career opportunities, and to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers


director of labor relations

Catholic Health, the leader in WNY as one of the nation’s top 100 integrated health systems is looking for a Director of Labor Relations. 

The director is responsible for handling arbitrations, National Labor Relations Board charges, Title VII and Division of Human Rights complaints throughout the system. Additional responsibilities include labor negotiations throughout the system and educating managers on proactive approaches to deal with labor issues.

JD from an ABA accredited law school and a minimum of three years of experience practicing law in any jurisdiction- with a preference to those handling labor relations work, grievances, arbitrations, Board charges contract negotiations and activities within a health care work environment.  Excellent communication, computer, and extensive knowledge of National Labor Relations Act, Title VII and Board actions are a must. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply via the website at www.chsbuffalo.org.


senior deputy legal counsel

Independent Health is currently seeking a Senior Deputy Legal Counsel who will be responsible for research, drafting documents, handling complex contractual, regulatory and transactional issues from commencement to closing and assisting the General Counsel as directed.  Must be admitted to practice law in New York State and have a minimum eight years of experience in Health Law and/or general business/corporate law required.  If interested or for further information please visit our website at:  www.independenthealth.com


trusts and estates attorney

Phillips Lytle LLP seeks to hire an associate with experience in the areas of trust and estate planning, administration and elder law with strong drafting and analytic skills.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, official transcript and writing sample to the address below. Only direct submissions will be considered.

Sandra E. Langs, Esq.
Human Resources and Professional Development Director
Phillips Lytle LLP
One Canalside
125 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203


associate attorney

The best, most rewarding attorney job in Western New York!  Get paid like a partner with the responsibilities of an associate.

Suburban law firm seeks an attorney with 2+ years of Workers’ Comp experience to handle both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases.  Candidate must be self-motivated, energetic, personable and eager to work directly with clients.  Send resumes to kayte@connorsandferris.com.


attorney/matrimonial and Family law

J. Adams & Associates PLLC  seeks an experienced matrimonial attorney for Williamsville practice. Excellent opportunity for skilled and motivated lawyer. Salary competitive and based upon experience; excellent benefits.  All inquiries held in strict confidence. Send resume and cover letter addressed to Joan Casilio Adams Esq. at 500 Essjay Road, Suite 260, Williamsville, New York 14221 or via email to jadams@adamspllc.com


associate attorney

Niagara Falls-based personal injury law firm seeks an associate.  Preferred candidate will possess strong research and writing skills.  Please send resume, writing sample and law school transcript to niagarainjuryattorneys@gmail.com


associate attorney

Busy suburban law firm is seeking a motivated, friendly and detailed attorney with real estate law experience.  Title knowledge is preferable.  Email resumes to: nancy@lawsaia.com