Serving Northern New York Since 1876

Careers

At our firm, we employ a team approach, where we work together toward a common goal. This approach provides the best possible representation for our clients and a pleasant work environment for our employees. We are proud of our team spirit and our professional and motivated employees.

We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits which include 401(k) and profit sharing plans, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, personal, vacation and sick days, and paid holidays. We recognize the importance of quality of life and we offer an environment which supports our employees’ participation in family and outside activities.

The firm also encourages participation in organizations within the community and provides contributions to support organizations as appropriate. The firm currently pays for employee attendance at local conferences and CLE requirements for attorneys.

The firm employs a number of individuals in the capacity of professional, support and secretarial staff. We are continually seeking attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and other support staff with an interest in our firm. Even during times when positions may not currently be open, we are always willing to receive your resume for consideration for future openings.

We invite your confidential inquiries about possible opportunities at Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP. Interested candidates should forward their resume to the Firm Administrator:

Lynne G. Ferris
Law Firm Administrator
407 Sherman Street
Watertown, New York 13601
(315) 788-5100

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Or follow THIS LINK to upload your resume and supporting documents.

Our current openings include the following:

Collections Paralegal

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervising attorneys with support in the preparation, review, edit, proofreading, and distribution of related documents
  • Individual must be able to work independently, take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Position requires and individual to work in a fast-paced office setting with the ability to work under pressure to meet a multitude of assignments with attention to detail
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to keep an even disposition
  • High standards of ethics, including maintaining confidentiality, are vital
  • Must possess strong written communication skills and be able to think and process creatively
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must be able to prioritize projects, manage time and work well with others
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively to produce a high volume of work
  • Some knowledge of accounting is preferred
  • Must be able to multi-task and be deadline driven

Legal Secretary

Essential Primary Functions:

  • Provide supervising attorneys with support in the preparation, review, edit, proofreading, and distribution of related documents
  • Individual must be able to work independently and take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision making
  • Position requires an individual to work in a fast paced office setting with the ability to work under pressure to meet a multitude of assignments
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Perform clerical and secretarial duties as needed to keep the firm running smoothly, including typing and tracking time for billing purposes
  • High standards of ethics, including maintaining confidentiality, are vital
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must be able to prioritize projects, manage time and work well with others
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively to produce a high volume of work
  • Must be able to multitask and be deadline driven
  • Job Type: Full-time

Staff Accountant

Essential Primary Functions:

  • Communicates (both in verbal and written form) with clients, Partners and Associates, Paralegals and other firm staff, vendors and banking contacts.
  • Generates 1099's, W-2's and other tax compliance documents.
  • Perform online banking transactions to include wiring of funds.
  • Perform conflict checks.
  • Prepare firm deposits.
  • Open new matter numbers for the firm.
  • Take payments from clients.
  • Apply payments to client matters.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 1 year Accounting experience.
  • Preference of Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Be conscientious about achieving deadlines and has an accurate work product.
  • Assume accountability for specific performance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in concise and timely manner.
  • Detail oriented and very analytical
  • Strong computer skills in Accounting Software; Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel.

Real Estate Paralegal

If you are bright, communicate well, and are eager to learn a new career, do not hesitate to apply. We can train you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Associates Degree preferred, prior experience beneficial, but not required.
  • Position requires an individual to work in a fast-paced office setting with the ability to work under pressure and to communicate with clients.
  • Individual must be able to work independently and take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision making.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to prioritize projects, manage time and work well with others.
  • Candidate must be able to multi-task and be deadline driven.
  • The candidate will have significant and direct interaction with clients and opposing counsel and must, therefore, have very strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent opportunity for a local full-time career.
  • Excellent benefits package available, willing to train the right candidate.

General Maintenance

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots minor maintenance problems involving electrical, structural, plumbing, and equipment repair or replacement
  • Performs preventive building maintenance duties, caulks windows and doors, repairs and replaces broken windows
  • Performs routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals, fixing water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains
  • Performs routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures
  • Purchases supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects
  • Assembles and moves furniture, hangs pictures and bulletin boards, makes name plates, moves and sets up tables and chairs
  • Repairs and replaces door knobs or locks, repairs door closures, patches holes in walls
  • Maintains grounds in clean, safe, and orderly manner including mowing, trimming, weeding, aerating, minor pest management, composting and fertilizing lawns; replaces plants as needed; cleans debris from grounds, pathways, and parking lots; maintains grounds maintenance equipment; prunes trees and shrubs.
  • Perform tasks in our 3 locations (Watertown, Canton, and Carthage)
  • Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday
 

Watertown Office

407 Sherman Street
Watertown NY 13601
Phone: (315) 788-5100
Fax: (315) 788-3463

Carthage Office

307 State Street
Carthage NY 13619
Phone: (315) 493-0030
Fax: (315) 493-7549

Canton Office

2 Judson Street
Canton NY 13617
Phone: (315) 386-8544
Fax: (315) 379-0126