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Located near the Niagara River on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, Buffalo is famous for its thriving, progressive music and arts scene. Nicknamed the “City of Light”, Buffalo anchors a metropolitan area in Upstate New York encompassing over 1.3 million people. For prospecting attorneys Buffalo’s low cost of living, extensive park system and amazing architecture make it an inviting spot.
There are 5500+ lawyers in Buffalo and most practice at its nearly 600 law firms, 100s of corporations and numerous government agencies. Those attorneys earn an average base pay of $87,739 and enjoy career-enrichment opportunities through these professional organizations:
- New York State Bar Association
- Bar Association of Erie County
- University of Buffalo School of Law
- Many other state and local bar associations
Requirements to Practice Law
Any graduate from an ABA-accredited law school may take the New York Bar Exam. Other ways to sit for the Bar Exam and become a member of the New York Bar include:
- Having earned 28 credit hours from an ABA-accredited law school combined with a clerkship or study for at least 4 years in a law office
- Graduating from a non-ABA-approved U.S. law school with a J.D. and then practicing for 5 out of the past 7 years in another jurisdiction
- Completing a foreign law study program equivalent to an ABA-approved program in the U.S.
Qualified applicants must also pass the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and the New York Law Exam, which costs $250 for U.S. law school graduates or $750 for those graduating from a foreign law school. All lawyers admitted to the Bar must also be formally sworn in. To maintain a law license in New York, new attorneys must complete 32 CLE hours within the first 2 years- including courses in specified practice areas. During each subsequent 2-year period, another 24 hours of CLE is required. For more information visit: www.lawyeredu.org.
Downtown Buffalo is a unique blend of newer high-rise office buildings and old-world architecture. The city is known for its annual festivals, proximity to Niagara Falls and two professional sports franchises. Although M&T Bank is the only Fortune 500 company based in the area, Buffalo’s economy is bolstered by major employers like Kaleida Health, Wegman’s Food Markets, Inc., GEICO and Catholic Health.
The area’s cost of living runs well below the national average thanks to housing and health care, although utility and transportation costs run slightly higher than comparable US cities. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) provides bus and light rail services for area commuters, while air travelers have their choice of two international airports. Many attorneys commute from better neighborhoods like South Abbott, North Park, Starin Central, Albright and Delaware-West Ferry to the downtown’s legal district located east of I-90 near Niagara Square.
In addition to its extensive park system and two pro sports teams, major attractions in Buffalo include Canalside, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, Buffalo City Hall, Pierce-Arrow Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. For those who enjoy outdoor winter activities, Buffalo’s climate is ideal as it produces generous amounts of snow every year. July is the warmest month, with average highs near 80 degrees F, and January the coldest month, with average lows of around 17 degrees F.
Buffalo Legal Recruiters Can Increase Your Exposure in the Local Market
Legal placement firms can be an invaluable resource as they help bring light to candidates’ special talents and experiences. Legal recruiters can help in the screening, interviewing and hiring processes to help candidates and firms alike find the right candidate for the job.
Corporations with law teams or positions for in-house counsel can more quickly fill their open positions with talented candidates with the help of a legal headhunter. When you’re ready to move on to a new position, the Legal Recruiter Directory can help you simplify your search for the right job by helping you find the right Buffalo legal recruiter for your needs.
Our job at the Legal Recruiter Directory is to help you streamline this process, and to help candidates in the legal industry, along with firms and other legal employers, as they seek to find the right candidates.
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