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Attorney/Legal Secretary

Law Offices of Robert D. Berkun, LLC

The Law Office of Robert D. Berkun, LLC is seeking an attorney that has prior trial experience in personal injury cases. Also seeking a legal secretary with at least 1 year of experience working in a law firm. Please send resume to: Robert D. Berkun, 2150 Main Place Tower, 350 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14202, rbjd62@yahoo.com

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Ramos & Ramos

We are expanding our Workers’ Compensation department in our downtown Buffalo office!  Our firm is seeking an attorney who has some experience in Workers Compensation.  401k (immediate vesting), low deductible health insurance, PTO, dental program, free parking.  Send resume with salary requirements to coni@ramosandramos.com All resumes will be held in confidence.

Assistant Counsel

Liberty Mutual

Are you passionate about supporting your clients and achieving success?  Would you like to join a growing Legal Office in Buffalo, New York? If so, then let us tell you more about Liberty Mutual’s Insurance Defense practice. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Liberty Mutual Field Legal attorneys through the county and support the attorneys that represent the Company and its policyholders in civil litigation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues. You will gain experience working for a major insurance company in a collaborative and inclusive environment that includes annual performance bonuses, work/life balance, 20 days flexible time off per year, personal holidays, and 401k with a match.

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Please send resume to: Destin C. Santacrose, Electric Tower- Suite 403, 535 Washington Street, Buffalo, New York  14203, Office: (716) 852-6923, Direct Dial: (716) 604-0340, Cell: (716) 544-5521, Fax: (603)- 334-7775.

Injury Attorney

William Mattar, P.C. - Buffalo, Rochester or Syracuse

We are seeking Attorneys with different levels of experience to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution.

More about us:
Top100 verdicts in New York in 2016
Best Companies to work for in 2017, 2018, 2019
Top 25 MVA 2016 verdicts in New York

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Positions at different levels of experience are available. 1-5, 5- 10, and 10 + years in a personal injury law firm or in the insurance industry handling personal injury claims. 

TO APPLY, Please use link provided: https://www.williammattar.com/attorneyjobopenings/

Legal Assistant - Regional Immigration Assistance Center - Buffalo, NY

Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. is seeking candidates for a Legal Assistant position to work in our Regional Immigration Assistance Center in Buffalo, NY.  The ideal candidate will have excellent computer literacy: knowledge of excel, word, remote technology like Zoom and Skype; ability to use databases, and programs to create flyers, posters, newsletters for distribution; and the secretarial skills to draft letters and other correspondence.  The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and car and willingness to travel to Ontario County or to Buffalo and surrounding counties depending on need; good communication skills and writing ability; an interest in criminal defense and immigration law and the clients served in those fields of law; and an ability to organize CLEs, trainings and community events for attorneys and judges. The ability to speak a language spoken by the region’s noncitizen communities is a plus. Paralegal degree and Paralegal/Legal Assistant experience preferred.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume 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 by June 5, 2020. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Matrimonial Attorney

Freid & Klawon

Established attorney transitioning to retirement seeks experienced matrimonial attorney to act as co-counsel initially and assume the family law portion of the practice. Our firm is located in The Williamsville Law Center Building where an office with all ancillary services is available July 1, 2020. If interested in this unique opportunity, please contact Wayne I. Freid at (716) 565-2000 ext. 216.

Attorney

Key Resource Group, LLC

Direct hire opportunity to join a growing firm that frequently handles sophisticated litigation cases! Compensation includes a base salary and generous bonus potential. This is a confidential search.

A mid-sized law firm is looking to add a seasoned Attorney to their Buffalo office. This results-driven attorney will have the proven ability to handle all aspects of a busy litigation practice. The ability to develop, analyze, and negotiate cases at all stages are essential qualities for this position.

A strong book of business in the Buffalo area is preferred, but, not mandatory. Email your resume today to Peggy Koch at pkoch@krgstaffing.com! All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Job Requirements

  • 5-7 years of litigation experience
  • Insurance defense litigation experience desired
  • Must be admitted and in good standing with the New York State Bar
  • Excellent legal writing, analysis, and drafting skills

Key Resource Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Litigation Manager

Merchants Insurance Group

If you haven’t thought about a career in Property and Casualty Insurance, now maybe the time to consider working for a stable company that has been in business since 1918 and is searching for talented individuals to join our team.

Merchants Insurance Group, a Northeast leader in Property and Casualty Insurance, has an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for an experienced Litigation Manager to join our collaborative and dynamic Claims Legal team in our Corporate Headquarters located in Buffalo, NY. 

The Litigation Manager is responsible for leading and mentoring a team of talented claims professionals handling litigated casualty claims.  The Litigation Manager provides direction and training to the Claims Department’s Litigation Unit with the objectives of minimizing the indemnity and expense impact to the Company in accordance with the Claim Department and Corporate goals.  This position is engaged in establishing actions that will positively impact the current and long range department objectives, plans and policies, and ensures case reserve levels are timely and adequate in accordance and in full compliance with all State regulations and company performance standards.  In addition, the Litigation Manager oversees and manages outside panel defense counsel across multiple states and lines of business.  This includes evaluation of law firm performance, establishing rates and metric goals, and conducting law firm audits. 

Candidates should possess 10 years casualty and litigated claims management experience, including management of outside panel counsel.  Experience handling high exposure multi-line claims, including commercial auto, general liability, premise liability, employment practices liability and property damage claims.  High level of technical knowledge of casualty claims, litigation, and state regulations is required.  Strong leadership, organizational, time management and communication skills are essential. Four year degree or equivalent work experience.  Juris Doctorate a plus.

Merchants offers a competitive salary, outstanding bonus potential and attractive benefits package including health, dental, vision and 401(k).  Please visit our company website to apply online at:  www.merchantsgroup.com.  EOE

Housing Staff Attorney: Pro Bono Department

ECBA VLP

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking an attorney to join its Pro Bono Department, which coordinates and facilitates pro bono work by local attorneys and law firms. This includes several limited scope outreach programs, full representation cases, developing and presenting recruitment trainings, and coordinating special projects. The pro bono culture is strong within our local bar. The attorney hired will serve as part of VLP’s pro bono team to maintain and strengthen that pro bono culture.

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: Gretchen Gonzalez, Deputy Director, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. at ggonzalez@ecbavlp.com. Applications will be reviewed as received. Click here for further job description and application information. 

Staff Attorney - Regional Immigration Assistance Center

Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and the Ontario County Public Defender's Office

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and the Ontario County Public Defender’s Office have been awarded funding to operate a Regional Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC) to cover the 7th and 8th judicial districts of New York. The mission of the RIAC is to provide advice and consultations, CLEs and other trainings, and any necessary support to mandated representatives regarding the immigration consequences to noncitizens of criminal and family court proceedings. The RIAC will serve public defenders and appellate attorneys, and Assigned Counsel panel members, throughout Western New York.

We seek a Staff Attorney for this project. The Staff Attorney will be based primarily in Canandaigua, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Click here for additional job description and application information

Legal Aid offers a competitive benefits package.  Reliable transportation and a valid license to drive a motor vehicle is required.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample 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 by June 11, 2020.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 

Assistant Public Defender – Appeals and Post-Conviction Unit

Wyoming County Public Defender’s Office

The Wyoming County Public Defender seeks to provide access to justice and due process to the most vulnerable individuals, children and families in the Wyoming County community through quality legal representation and assistance.

Definition:  Under general direction, performs a variety of appellate activities in the area of criminal law, predominantly the perfection of indigent criminal appeals on behalf of individuals convicted in Wyoming County.

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Please send your cover letter and resume to Wyoming County Public Defender’s Office, 18 Linwood Avenue, Warsaw, New York 14569.

Bankruptcy/Corporate Restructuring Associate – Syracuse, NY

Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, a full-service law firm with 250 attorneys in 10 offices,  is seeking an experienced associate-level attorney for its state-wide Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice in the Syracuse, New York office.  This is an excellent opportunity to work for sophisticated regional, national and international clients in a collaborative setting with the largest dedicated practice group of bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys in New York State outside of the New York metropolitan area.  4 to 6 years of experience in financial restructuring and bankruptcy is preferred.  Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills.  Compensation commensurate with relevant experience and credentials.  We are an EEO employer.  Please send cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com.

Corporate Attorney

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP is seeking a committed Attorney to work in our growing Business & Corporate practice. Candidate must have at least five years of experience in business law, transactional matters and commercial real estate.

Submit resume with references and salary requirements to: HR Manager, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, 42 Delaware Ave, Suite 120, Buffalo, NY  14202 or email to hrdept@lglaw.com

Attorney - Insurance Defense

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP one of Buffalo’s premier law firms is currently seeking an attorney to join its Insurance Defense practice group in the heart of Downtown Buffalo.   KSLN is a mid-sized growing law firm with recognized leaders in their field who are looking to add to their team.  The successful candidate will have excellent research and writing skills along with 1-3 years’ experience with New York Civil Practice, including drafting motions, pleadings and independently conducting depositions.  A demonstrated proficiency in research and writing is required.   The ideal candidate will also possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to provide exceptional service to our clients. Salary commensurate with experience.

For confidential consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of John S. Rizzo, Controller / Director of Operations at jsrizzo@kslnlaw.com 

Housing Unit, Veterans Advocacy Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is seeking to hire an attorney to provide advocacy to veterans challenged by poverty and/or disability in our Western New York (WNY) community. NLS is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free, high-quality civil legal services to low-income Western New Yorkers. The attorney selected for this position will work closely with the WNY veterans advocacy community, and will gain experience and provide representation across multiple practice areas.

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Applications: Neighborhood Legal Services is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) references, and (4) writing sample to: HR@nls.org  Be sure to refer to the posting “Veteran Advocacy Attorney” in the title of your email.

Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. is seeking to hire an attorney to join our Medical Legal Partnership (MLP), a cutting edge model of legal service delivery spanning all of Neighborhood Legal Services’ substantive practice areas through a lens of individual and public health. Neighborhood Legal Services has partnered with a local community healthcare provider to deliver wraparound civil legal services to underserved communities. The goals of our MLP work are improving health outcomes, stabilizing low‐income individuals and families, and reducing the negative impacts of poverty. The attorney selected for this position will have the unique opportunity to gain experience and provide representation across multiple practice areas.

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Staff Attorney - Public Benefits/Health & Economic Security Unit

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) is seeking to hire a staff attorney in our Buffalo office. NLS is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free, high-quality civil legal services to low-income Western New Yorkers. 

NLS is seeking an attorney to staff a position in the Public Benefits/Health and Economic Security Unit. The attorney will advocate to ensure that low income residents in our community have sufficient income to maintain the essentials of daily living and that those in need are served by systems that are just, equitable and responsive. 

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Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. seeks to hire an Attorney in our Buffalo Office to provide legal advocacy in housing and landlord/tenant law matters. Duties include: litigation, counsel and advice, case management and community education.  Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice in New York State, have good communication and writing skills, demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program, sensitivity to the needs of people challenged by poverty and/or disability, and have evening court and event availability.   Salary based on experience. Generous benefits package.  Possible eligibility for student loan forgiveness program.  Spanish speaking individuals, minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, and/or transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please send resume and references to (no phone calls please):  Grace Andriette, Supervising Attorney,  Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, gandriette@nls.org.

Attorneys New to Family Court Practice Needed

ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project

The ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project is seeking attorneys new to Family Court practice to participate in the Erie County Family Court Child Support Mentoring Program.  You must be admitted to practice in New York and willing to be paired with an experienced practitioner to guide you through a pro bono child support case for a low-income client.  Attendance at an April 30th training is required.  Malpractice insurance and CLE credit provided.  Please contact Maria Valeri, Pro Bono Recruitment Coordinator at the ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project to apply or for more information at 716.847.0662 ext. 321 or mvaleri@ecbavlp.com.

Assistant DA (P-T & F-T)

Genesee County District Attorney

Salary range $71,851 – $90,891 (F-T ADA), depending on years of experience, plus excellent benefits including health insurance and NYS Retirement.

The Office of the Genesee County District Attorney is seeking candidates to fill newly created Assistant District Attorney positions (1 F-T & 1 P-T). New York State bar admission required. Criminal litigation experience preferred. Applicants should possess superior communication and courtroom skills, have strong research and writing abilities and exhibit the ability to work with other attorneys, staff and the courts in a professional manner while functioning in a highly demanding work environment. Interested candidates will need to submit a cover letter, civil service application and resume to: Lawrence Friedman, District Attorney, County Courts Facility, 1 West Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020 or by email to Lawrence.Friedman@co.genesee.ny.us. The following link will take interested candidates to the civil service application: http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/humanresources/index.php.

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