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.

Apply for a Position

 

Our current openings include the following:

 

Domestic Relations Attorney Summary

A well-established law firm in Northern New York with offices in Watertown, Canton, and Carthage seeks divorce and family law attorneys with experience in these areas to join our team.  We are actively seeking attorneys to step into these positions in our Watertown and Canton offices and excel.  Salary is extremely competitive and there is plenty of opportunity for advancement.  We are well staffed with experienced paralegals, support staff, and attorneys.  We have an excellent reputation and a steady case flow. 

The ideal candidates for these positions are attorneys who:

  • possess courtroom and trial experience as well as experience interacting with clients and negotiating with others in the legal field;
  • are team players ready, willing and able to collaborate with our extensive and experienced support staff and attorneys to continue and develop a strong legal practice
  • have a strong work ethic and the ability to manage a fast paced practice within the support network of our established firm
  • live in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of New York or who are willing to relocate here

Responsibilities

  • representation of clients in matrimonial and/or domestic relations matters from consultation to trial
  • responsibility for time-keeping and billing with the assistance of our in-house accounting department and advanced billing software
  • collaborating with and delegating tasks to our domestic relations team of attorneys and paralegals to ensure efficient and effective representation of clients
  • management of an individual caseload with the assistance and support of our attorneys and staff

Domestic Relations Attorney Requirements and Qualifications

  • J.D. Degree
  • Current or pending New York State law license
  • Member of the Bar in good standing
  • 4 + years matrimonial and/or family law experience preferred
  • Courtroom or legal research experience, preferably in family law and/or divorce
  • Strong aptitude for litigation and negotiation
  • The ability to empathize while remaining professional
  • Sound drafting and research skills

To upload your resume and any supporting documents please visit our Application Page.

 


Real Estate Paralegal

Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review, analyze and organize documents for real estate transactions.
  • Correspond with clients, banks, city and county offices.
  • Work closely with attorneys, real estate staff, clients, financial institutions and realtors.
  • Draft and record real estate documents.
  • Calendar appointments for attorneys and clients.
  • Prepare closing disclosures, HUD 1 settlement statements and basic closing statements.
  • Prepare all required documentation including notes, mortgages and other bank documents.
  • Prepare 1099’s.
  • Prepare statements for attorney approval.

Position Expectations:

  • Energetic, organized, detailed-oriented and the willingness to work hard.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organization strategies.
  • Manage workflow and work under very tight deadlines.
  • Manage and shift priorities as deemed necessary by the managing attorneys.

Job Type: Full-time

Associates Degree preferred, prior experience beneficial.  Proficient with Microsoft Office programs to include Word, Excel and Outlook.  In addition, qualified candidates must also demonstrate the following skills: be an independent, proactive, organized and diligent worker and able to work with minimal direction, ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities, multi-task and handle voluminous workflow, work under tight deadlines, balance multiples detailed tasks simultaneously and prioritize appropriately.  Excellent opportunity for a local full-time career.  Excellent benefits package available.  Salary commensurate with experience.

To upload your resume and any supporting documents please visit our Application Page.

 


Accounting Clerk

Position Responsibilities:

  • Process the daily deposit and post payments to client’s accounts.
  • Open new client matters.
  • Deposit trust check to client’s accounts.
  • Process daily check requests.
  • Process payroll deductions.
  • Take client calls and process payments.
  • Pay monthly bills.
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts.
  • Process monthly journal entries.
  • Transmit outgoing wires.

Position Expectations:

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Organized, takes initiative, works with precision, and willingness to work hard.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organization skills.

Job Type: Full Time

Associates Degree preferred, prior experience beneficial.  Proficient with Microsoft Office programs to include Word, Excel and Outlook.  In addition, qualified candidates must also demonstrate the following skills:  data entry, time management, attention to detail, accuracy, and aptitude for numbers, accounting software and administrative skills, initiative, teamwork and ability to multi-task.  Excellent opportunity for a local full-time career.  Excellent benefits package available.  Salary commensurate with experience.

To upload your resume and any supporting documents please visit our Application Page.

 

 

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