2021-2022 Erie County Bar Foundation Campaign


The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP)
January 13, 2022
Buffalo, NY
Job Type


The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) seeks a full-time Receptionist. VLP is a mixed model civil legal services program that coordinates services by pro bono attorneys and provides direct representation by our staff. We have two offices, one in Buffalo, NY and the other in Batavia, NY. This position works primarily out of the Buffalo office.


  • Open, stamp, scan, and distribute mail
  • Process incoming checks and money orders and maintain Funds Receipt Log
  • Check general voicemail boxes and log incoming calls in Legal Server
  • Distribute faxes
  • Complete bank deposits
  • Answer incoming calls and forward/refer as appropriate
  • Walk-in clients: help clients that show up without an appointment which includes ensuring that COVID-19 protocols are followed and making appropriate referrals
  • Client callbacks to make referrals for ineligible clients
  • Call attorneys as directed
  • Send and track prisoner response letters
  • Ensure hallway, reception area, mail area, and printer areas are stocked and neat
  • Keep staff meeting minutes
  • Send/Receive/Log all volunteer attorney case updates
  • Send thank you letters to volunteer attorneys upon case closure
  • Organize/file/destroy files as directed
  • Assist with sending out bulk mailings
  • Assist with fundraising efforts including the Champions for Justice Bash
  • Order food for staff and board meetings
  • Post closing signs for staff meetings, holidays, etc.

Requirements/Skills - Required:

  • No formal education or training is required
  • A willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team
  • The ability to juggle many tasks efficiently and manage change
  • The flexibility to handle other tasks as presented
  • The desire to help a diverse population who are in desperate need of legal assistance. The right candidate will be passionate about helping these individuals and have a respectful and approachable personality
  • Prior experience with Windows and Microsoft Office

Requirements/Skills - Preferred:

  • Fluent in Spanish (spoken and written)

TO APPLY: Please send a resume with a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications. Include contact information for 3 references and send your materials to: Nikole Wynn, Deputy Director, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. at
nwynn@ecbavlp.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary depends upon experience. Excellent benefits including paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and transportation costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b plan, Simple Employee Pension Plan, and generous leave time. Employee paid dental insurance is also available. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible. For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com

This position will work out of our Buffalo, NY office

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless the individual qualifies for a reasonable accommodation as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law and/or guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. VLP may grant requests for reasonable accommodations to this requirement on the basis of disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.