Satter Ruhlen is a small, tightly-knit group of workers’ rights attorneys and support staff. Each of us is personally dedicated to social justice in the workplace. Our commitment, first and foremost, is to provide high quality legal services to our clients. We do this by working as a team; in fact, we focus on meeting our clients’ goals rather than racking up billable hours. This means we have periods of high-volume, high-intensity work…and then other times when we all knock off early to go for a bike ride.
We’re kind of nerdy about labor and employment law – we enjoy stuff like diagramming FLSA regs. It gets quiet in the office when we’re all absorbed in our projects. On the other hand, we try to check in with each other every day, and we celebrate our successes together. When we’re in-person, we have lunch together. When we’re remote, we schedule video conferences just to say hi.
We hire for stability. People’s anniversaries are measured in decades here: Associates who are willing to commit, both in terms of time and effort, could find themselves on the partner track in a firm that is well-respected throughout central and northern New York. It helps to be a Peggy Browning Fellow or have some other demonstrated commitment to and experience with workers’ rights law.
Our office manager is very much part of the team (honestly, sometimes more important than the attorneys). We recognize that it takes a special person to work day-in and day-out with attorneys, and we value people who can do that. A super-reliable staff member who can pay close attention to detail, help us deal with technology, and keep a cool head on the phone is one in a million, and we want that person to stay with us.
Fair warning: Syracuse weather is not for the faint of heart, and we’re not into the glitz and glamor of a big city firm. But we offer good benefits, generous time off, access to CLEs, 401(k), association and registration dues, bonuses when appropriate, and competitive pay.
Satter Ruhlen Law Firm, PLLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. BIPOC, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.
If you are serious about workers’ rights—serious enough to commit your career to the snowiest rust-belt city in New York—serious enough to put some serious time and effort into honing your workers’ rights advocacy skills at our firm—then feel free to submit a cover letter via our Get In Touch form over there on the right. In the “Employer” box, type “SRLF Candidate.” We look forward to chatting with you.