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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 170 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal practice assistants. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

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We have an opening for a full-time Office Services Clerk/Courier resident in our Hartford Office to handle multiple tasks in a full-service department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the timely delivery and pickup of any letter, parcel or package; ordering, stocking and maintaining supply inventory for the office and the kitchens; and assisting with office and conference room set-up and breakdown including moving office equipment and furniture. The Office Services Clerk/Courier will also handle interoffice and U.S. postal mail as well as express mail and other special deliveries. A strong attention to detail, superior customer service skills, and a valid CT Driver’s license in good standing is a must. Ability to lift 30 pounds, push 50 pounds and retrieve/replace objects from shelves up to eight feet high is required. Position hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. with overtime as requested.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Legal Recruiting position in our Hartford, CT location. The Director of Legal Recruiting is responsible for directing the Firm’s legal recruitment efforts, including creating on-campus recruitment strategies for a variety of Law Schools and implementing the summer associate program, with complete oversight and management of the day-to-day recruiting activities in order to maximize the number of top law students accepting their offers to join the Firm. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on lateral recruitment, helping the Firm to identify qualified laterals to compliment thriving practices. Interface regularly with senior Firm management, lawyers at all levels, and staff from other departments. Continually create, develop and implement effective processes and best practices for all elements of the recruiting life cycle.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a J.D. is preferred. Qualified candidates must have at least seven years of recruiting experience in a professional services firm. Superior verbal and written communication skills. The ability to handle multiple and rapidly changing priorities. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Professional demeanor, strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be creative, flexible, innovative and open to new ideas and evolving responsibilities. Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through to carry tasks through to completion without prompting. Ability to maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters with appropriate discretion and diplomacy. Superior judgment and interpersonal skills.


We have a great opportunity for the role Director of Staff Recruiting & Retention resident in our Hartford office. Shipman & Goodwin is a full-service law firm with offices throughout Connecticut, New York and Washington, DC. The Firm’s main areas of practice include business and finance; corporate/M&A; environmental; health law; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; labor, employment and benefits; litigation; real estate and land use; school law; tax; and trusts and estates.

Reporting directly to the Chief Talent Officer, the Director of Staff Recruiting & Retention will lead the development and implementation of strategic talent acquisition, aligned with firm goals. They should proactively evaluate the entire recruiting function, strategies, and procedures, to find opportunities for improvement. Explore and implement practices allowing the firm to attract and retain top talent. Develop and implement training and professional development programs for administrative personnel. Build strong relationships throughout the firm, and deliver results in a rapidly and constantly evolving environment.

Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum of 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, and 5 years of experience in training & development. Corporate experience is required. Law firm experience is preferred. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Good project management experience.


The Enterprise Communications Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment the enterprise communications systems environment by identifying systems requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring communication systems performance. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of communication systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements.

Proven experience in a systems administrator or equivalent role. Hands on experience in Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions. Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure. Experience with Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution. Ability to set up and configure communications systems hardware and software. Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies. Great at organizing, prioritizing and multitasking. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Cisco, and/or Microsoft.


The Information Systems Trainer conducts and coordinates all Firm information systems related training programs; develops curriculum, lesson plans and course materials and maintains employee systems training records and the Information Systems Department Staff Development Program. The incumbent will research, recommend and coordinate all external systems related training pre-approved by appropriate administrative management, but not able to be provided in-house. Above all, the Information Systems Trainer conveys a professional image dedicated to helping the Firm maximize the benefits of its communications and computer systems.

Extensive knowledge word processing, document management and associated office software suite with the ability to master usage, techniques and procedures of legal practice specific and other third-party software as used by the Firm from time to time including but not limited to that used for Internet/Intranet/web-based access, desktop publishing, electronic form completion and creation, document scanning, etc. Advanced computer skills with a working understanding of standard desktop hardware and strong technical background with excellent computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Ability to perform well under pressure and to manage multiple projects with completing deadlines in a fast-paced environment; Dependable and able to work extended hours to meet Firm needs. Able to follow instructions and work without direct supervision.

Three years Information Systems training experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or five years combined systems training and help desk practical work experience. Ability to interface positively and effectively with a variety of individuals both inside and outside of the firm; Must have client-service mindset and strong attention to detail; and a willingness and ability to take on new tasks as assigned.


The Billing Specialist’s primary responsibilities are to monitor and track unbilled inventory for selected billing attorneys, process selected monthly billing including electronic billing while effectively communicating with attorneys and staff.

Associates Degree or equivalent, 5 to 10 years of experience with billing, electronic billing, accounting and administration. Excellent computer skills in time and billing software. Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, Outlook and Word. Ability to work independently and perform well under pressure, multi-task daily, and meet all deadlines. Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with clients, firm staff and attorneys. Must have excellent organization skills and demonstrate accuracy on work performed.


The Receptionist/Office Assistant requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. Essential duties and responsibilities include: Greeting and cordially welcoming visitors, alerting appropriate individuals of the visitor(s) arrival and directing visitors to the appropriate conference room as necessary. Answer all incoming telephone calls, screening and forwarding such calls and/or taking appropriate messages.

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of related experience in a business professional setting. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Notary Public is preferred.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact:

Maria Drag
Director of Human Resources
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

No agencies, please.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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