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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: 

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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: bluongo@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 bluongo@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 bluongo@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.


The Mental Health Association of Erie County is seeking an attorney for its Legal Services and Advocacy program.  Attorneys at the MHA have individual caseloads, representing clients in a variety of matters including, Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Public Assistance, and Landlord/Tenant disputes among others.  The position is full time and would include MHA’s expansion into the outlying counties of WNY.  For more information about the MHA please visit our website, www.eriemha.org.  Please forward your resume and cover letter for consideration to mkane@eriemha.org.

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 bluongo@eriebar.org.

attorney opportunities (ROCHESTER)

Exciting Attorney Opportunities in our Rochester, NY Office – Nixon Peabody LLP

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 Private Clients Practice Group is seeking an Attorney with several years of experience;

·         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.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. We’re the only law firm in Rochester that offers a global stage on which to practice and an appreciation for entrepreneurial thinking. We’re investing in our people and making them successful in Rochester and across the firm.  Our office offers the unique opportunity for local ties and global reach. 

To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran.

associate attorney

Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte, P.C. is looking for a newly admitted attorney or one with up to three years of experience.  Primary responsibility will be as a trial lawyer in civil litigation.  There will also be limited responsibility for our clients in the general practice areas. Email your resume to Thomas Speyer at tspeyer@cheluslaw.com.

HSBC Senior Legal Counsel - litigation

HSBC seeks an attorney with a minimum of 8 years experience in commercial litigation work for its downtown Buffalo office. Responsibilities will include management of various complex e-discovery, litigation and policy matters involving the company.

Interested candidates should apply directly on the HSBC CareerLink website at: http://www.us.hsbc.com/1/2/home/about/careers and submit an application for requisition number 00006CCH

assistant general counsel

Delaware North seeks to hire a new Assistant General Counsel. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice and counsel to senior management in all matters relevant to the businesses of the company.  The role requires a strong ability to manage risk holistically while driving business results and solutions which further the company’s strategy for growth. The Assistant General Counsel will report to and be a trusted advisor to the General Counsel.

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seeking attorney

At HoganWillig we are continuously seeking to improve our level of service to our clients.  We have found that one of the best ways to do so is to add regularly to our personnel highly skilled attorneys and support staff.  These firm members pride themselves on the exceptional quality of their work product, as well as their desire to be part of an organization that strives each day to be the best at all it does.

If you have a desire to be part of such an organization and you feel you meet this criteria, please send your resume in confidence to cgraap@hoganwillig.com for our careful review.  We will be happy to respond acknowledging receipt of your resume if you make such a request. 

At HoganWillig we are pleased to provide to our members:

1.      A fully competitive salary commensurate with experience and ability;
2.      Medical and voluntary insurance benefits;
3.      Employer provided life insurance;
4.      Employer provided long term disability insurance;
5.      401(k) after one (1) year of employment;
6.      Holiday and vacation compensation;
7.      Lunches, evening sandwiches, snacks and liquid refreshments throughout the week;
8.      Bonuses for exceptional performance.

Thank you for considering employment at HoganWillig.

workers' compensation senior counsel 

Travelers, a market leader in the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry, has an opportunity in its Buffalo Staff Counsel Office for a Senior Workers’ Compensation 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 workers compensation cases, controverted claims, hearings, depositions and appeals.  Strong and persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy skills and a demonstrated track record of providing high quality representation of employers and insurance carriers in defense of workers' compensation claims 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 2838BR.

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litigation attorney

Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills, PLLC is a progressive, insurance defense and coverage litigation law firm with expertise in all aspects of civil litigation. We are seeking an attorney with 1-5 year’s experience in litigation. Some exposure to  insurance coverage is preferred. Candidates will be expected to handle all aspects of litigated matters as well as research/analysis of insurance coverage matters and conducting  no-fault arbitrations. Send resume with salary requirements to rmills@scm-law.com

employee benefits attorneys

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking one or more experienced Employee Benefits attorneys for our Buffalo office.  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.

We will consider excellent candidates with a minimum of three years’ experience. Candidates with a portable book of business are strongly encouraged to submit their credentials.

For additional information about this opportunity, contact Shannon Scott, sscott@hodgsonruss.com