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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 secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE ASSISTANT

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accounting & Finance Assistant in our Hartford, CT office.

The Accounting & Finance Assistant to work with the Finance team and members of senior staff to maximize the effectiveness and timely implementation of all administrative duties. This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. The candidate will draft and/or generate routine communications; coordinate production (formatting, copying, etc.) and dissemination of documents, such as presentations, conference and training materials, and reports. Maintain Restricted List of publicly listed companies. Plan and schedule calendar(s) based on consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and assist with meeting coordination and logistics. Research, track and/or document problems and other discrepancies relating to uncashed checks and client trusts. Coordinate Contribution Letters. Coordinate the insurance application process internally and partner with the Attorney’s Liability Assurance Society to communicate updates and deadlines. Support payroll as necessary amongst other administrative tasks.

Bachelor's degree or relevant experience, Proven accounting experience or interest is necessary. Familiarity with basic accounting procedure. Strong technical skills and proficiency with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must provide superior customer service skills when dealing with external clients and outside parties. Can-do attitude and flexible approach. Candidate must be a self-starter and will be able to anticipate the needs of the firm. Must have the ability to easily shift priorities and multi-task. Take the initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done. Must possess drive and ambition to succeed and work in a team environment. Understand and follow specific and detailed instructions in oral and written form. Ability to maintain perspective and composure in a fast-paced environment with frequently-shifting priorities.

LEGAL RECRUITING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator in our Hartford, CT office.

The Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator will support our firm-wide legal recruiting, training, development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. Initial responsibilities include administrative support for various Recruiting, Professional Development and Diversity initiatives. Assisting with orientation, on-boarding and integration of new attorneys, including preparing and maintaining personnel file, preparing orientation materials and serving as an information source and liaison. Partnering with team members to assist with on-campus interviews, including preparing on-campus interviewing materials and weekly Hiring Committee reports during the on-campus recruiting season. Maintenance of our applicant tracking database (LawCruit) and prepare correspondence as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree required, with 1-3 years of Law Firm experience. In this role you must have the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively, while meeting critical deadlines. Exemplary written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle confidential documents and information appropriately. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Familiarity with viEval, Lawcruit and/or CE Manager a plus.

REAL ESTATE, ENVIRONMENT & LAND PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Real Estate, Environment & Land Paralegal in our Hartford, CT location.

The ideal candidate will have real estate transactional experience. Must have a thorough understanding of reviewing and analyzing title and survey documents, preparing work product relating to that and negotiating title policies in connection with land acquisition and disposition transactions. Must have prior law firm experience in a title and survey review capacity.

The candidate should have 5+ years real estate transactional experience. Must have a thorough understanding of reviewing and analyzing title and survey documents, preparing work product relating to that and negotiating title policies in connection with land acquisition and disposition transactions. Must have prior law firm experience in a title and survey review capacity. Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred.

ESTATE AND TRUST PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estate and Trust Paralegal for our Greenwich, CT location.

The candidate will be responsible for assisting attorneys and senior paralegals with all aspects of estate settlement and trust administration work. The candidate will handle all phases of trust administration and estate settlement, including: organization and analysis of asset information; valuation of assets; preparation of inventories, asset transfer documents, probate forms; and draft probate pleadings, including financial reports/fiduciary accountings.

Bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate is preferred. Candidate must possess a strong mathematical aptitude for numerical computations together with the strong communication skills. Candidate should have the ability to extract information from bank, brokerage, and other financial statements. Familiarity with the Connecticut probate court rules and procedures is essential and knowledge of the New York Surrogate's Court practice and e-filing procedures is preferred. Estate settlement and trust administration experience is also preferred.

ESTATE PLANNING PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estate Planning Paralegal for our Greenwich, CT or Hartford, CT location.

The Estate Planning Paralegal candidate will be responsible for working directly with our attorneys and paralegals in drafting estate planning documents and completing related work.

Bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate is preferred. Candidate must possess excellent proofreading skills and should be extremely detail oriented. Estate plan drafting experience is preferred.

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL RECRUITING

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.

PRACTICE GROUP MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Group Marketing & Business Development Technology Specialist for our Hartford, CT location.

The candidate will be responsible for working with specific practice groups to support the development and execution of marketing and business development plans, in conjunction with Firm-wide initiatives to advance practice group goals. The individual will assist in the implementation of practice group business plans by managing and tracking the group’s efforts; monitor and track business plan implementation to ensure that deadlines are met and commitments are kept. Candidate will work in conjunction with Business Development team, create regular reports on analytics. Help to analyze data for key trends, and provide interpretation and suggestions to Business Development team for various purposes, including but not limited to practice group updates, webinar audience statistics, possible cross marketing opportunities and more.

Bachelor’s Degree required, with 1-3 years of Marketing or related field experience in a business professional setting. Law firm or corporate law department experience is strongly preferred. Excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Must be poised and able to exhibit professional diplomacy amid high stress situations.

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT

We have an exciting opportunity for a Receptionist/Office Assistant position in our New York, NY location.

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:

Marleen Ryan-Peloquin
Director of Staff Recruiting and Retention
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: mpeloquin@goodwin.com

No agencies please.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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