Staff Opportunities

As one of Upstate New York's leading law firms. Woods Oviatt has long enjoyed a reputation for representing clients of all sizes in complex legal matters, and serving the public interest, according to the very highest professional standards. We are always looking for talented individuals with the ability, integrity, and initiative necessary to maintain these qualities and to ensure that our firm continues to be a stimulating and rewarding place to work.

At Woods Oviatt, our administrative staff shares our lawyer's high standards and commitments to excellence. Our staff's contributions are critical to our practice and help sustain and enhance our reputation for outstanding customer service.

We invest time and effort in the hiring of our staff and seek employees that understand our dedication to client service. We look for employees who want to work as part of a team. We foster a collaborative work environment where opinions are valued and contributions are acknowledged.

Our firm is committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Our firm will not discriminate against employees, interns or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis including, but not limited to, race, creed, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, criminal history, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law, will undertake or continue existing equal employment opportunity programs to ensure that minority group members and women are afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination, and shall make and document its conscientious and active efforts to employ and utilize minority group members and women in its workforce.

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP offers a competitive benefits package in addition to a family and professional work environment.



Administrative Assistant – Legal

Full-time legal secretary. The ideal candidate must have at least one year recent experience as a legal secretary in a law firm setting preferably in at least area of law. Candidate must be proficient in Word with excellent communication/organizational skills. Only applicants with the above experience will be considered.

Foreclosure General Clerk

Searching for professionals who are detail-oriented to provide legal support for drafting miscellaneous documents needed throughout the foreclosure process, running searches per client instructions, assisting with sending documents for filing/recording, and notating client systems. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment and excellent time management skills required.Experience with LPS, Microsoft Office, and legal search engines. Experience working as a Legal Assistant or Legal Clerk, ideally within the Foreclosure area preferred.


If you are interested in being considered for an open position please complete the Online Application.