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.

 


Estates Paralegal - Watertown Office

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide multiple supervising attorneys with support and assistance by performing a wide variety of tasks related to estate planning and probate. Extensive client contact.
  • Estate Planning or Estate Administration experience preferred but not required; tax experience welcome.
  • Position requires individual to work in a fast paced office setting with the ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, multitask and prioritize, manage time, and produce a high volume of work.
  • Individual must be able to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and exercise good judgement in decision making.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook required.

Position Expectations:

  • Energetic, organized, detail- orientated and the willingness to work hard.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organizational strategies.
  • Manage workflow and work under very tight deadlines.
  • Manage and shift priorities as deemed necessary by the managing attorney.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability and willingness to adapt and learn new software

Job Type: Full-time

Prior paralegal experience in estate work preferred. 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. Pay commensurate with experience.

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

 


Domestic and/or Criminal Paralegal

Position Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and drafting legal documents and correspondence
  • Managing attorney calendars and case files
  • Facilitating communication between the clients and attorneys, conducting client intakes
  • Preparing documents and exhibits for trials and hearing and providing assistance in trial settings
  • Communication and collaboration with attorneys, paralegals, clients, court staff, law enforcement, social workers, and other professionals
  • Maintaining effective communication with clients is a major responsibility of family law and/or criminal paralegals. An applicant should possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently communicate personally, telephonically, and electronically.

Position Expectations:

  • Energetic, organized, detail- orientated and the willingness to work hard.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organizational strategies.
  • Manage workflow and work well with deadlines.
  • Manage and shift priorities as necessary.

Job Type: Full-time

We are seeking a paralegal to join our team of seasoned legal professionals. Associates Degree preferred and Bachelor’s Degree a plus, prior experience is beneficial but we will train the right candidate. Proficient with Microsoft Office programs to include Word and Outlook and/or a comfortable relationship with computers. In addition, qualified candidates must also demonstrate the following skills: be an independent, proactive, organized and diligent professional and able to work with direction and make independent decisions; ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; multi-task and operate efficiently in a busy legal practice, work under tight deadlines, balance multiple, detailed tasks simultaneously and prioritize appropriately. Excellent opportunity for a local full-time career. Compensation is extremely competitive. Excellent benefits package available.

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

 

Canton Office

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