Careers for Staff

At Robinson+Cole, our top-notch team of administrative professionals deliver high quality services across a variety of disciplines including: finance, operations, information technology, business development, paralegal, and legal administrative assistant support services. Our professional staff play an integral role in the overall success of our firm and our ability to meet the needs of our clients. Our culture is one of professionalism, teamwork, and collegiality, where creativity and strategic thinking are valued. We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our firm. 

Current Needs

Director of Talent Management - Hartford, CT

Robinson & Cole LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, is seeking a Director of Talent Management in its Hartford office. This position will oversee talent acquisition, professional development, HR operations and compliance, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement initiatives. We are seeking a candidate who can foster an organizational culture dedicated to professional excellence, exceptional client service and mutual respect and play a critical role in sustaining the firm’s commitment to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Human Capital Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an advisor for all human capital functions by developing and implementing best practices, policies, technology solutions, and process efficiencies that support organizational goals
  • Work with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee to establish a D&I strategy for the Firm on recruiting and retention
  • Respond to employee relations matters and consult with the Firm’s employment counsel on such matters
  • Lead employee engagement projects
  • Oversee benefits administration processes and communication
  • Promote the Firm internally and externally. Travel to other offices is expected to be an ambassador of the Firm.

Talent Acquisition Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Firm leaders to oversee recruitment of lateral associates, first-year associates, summer associates, legal interns, and administrative talent
  • Spearhead the hiring of lateral partners in consultation with the Managing Partner and Practice Group Leaders, focusing on the strategic needs of the Firm
  • Oversee all aspects of the first-year and summer associate programs
  • Build and manage relationships with recruiting agencies
  • Build relationships and drive efforts to enhance law school on campus recruiting
  • Oversee yearly updates to NALP forms and other legal employer directories
  • Support Firm Committees to oversee and compile survey tools, prepare budgets, plan special events, and provide other support as needed in furtherance of the Committee goals and objectives

Coaching & Developing Responsibilities:

  • Implement employee coaching, mentoring, reverse mentoring, and development strategies to support high-performance outcomes
  • Coach managers and leaders on performance reviews, performance improvement plans and interviewing skills
  • Lead the orientation, onboarding, and integration programs
  • Collaborate with Firm Leaders to establish goals and benchmarks for development, training and learning initiatives for all levels of employees within the organization
  • Ensure attorney practice-specific training needs are met and are in alignment with the professional development needs of the Firm
  • Partner with Firm Committees in support of their Professional Development initiatives for retreats and other committee specific events
  • Direct the firm-wide ethics CLE programs, overseeing and communicating CLE requirements across multiple offices and jurisdictions and maintaining CLE provider status for major jurisdictions
  • Identify, develop and analyze opportunities to maximize employee performance and incentivize exemplary employee behavior

A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred, JD highly preferred. Must have 10+ years of progressive leadership roles in a law firm or similar professional services industry. The ideal candidate should have experience defining and transforming human capital strategy into tactical execution and implementation in order to drive business outcomes forward. Knowledge of talent management best practices, change management, and process improvement outcomes is required. Knowledge of CLE requirements, employment regulatory standards and compliance, and HR technology solutions is also required.

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter, including salary expectations to:

Human Resources Manager
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
E-Mail: adminhr@rc.com
Fax: (860) 541-4929

Robinson & Cole LLP is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal opportunity to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class in accordance with all applicable laws.  Robinson & Cole LLP offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, paid vacation, paid sick days, a 401K plan and a variety of other benefits.

Litigation Paralegal - Hartford, CT 

The Hartford office of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, seeks an experienced full-time litigation paralegal with a minimum of five years of complex commercial litigation experience to join our litigation section. The candidate must have working knowledge of federal and CT state court practice and will be expected to assist attorneys in all phases of the litigation process including motion practice, discovery, trial preparation, file analysis, and research.  Experience with e-discovery software is preferred. 

Bachelor’s degree required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also required. Candidate must be highly motivated with strong organizational skills (with emphasis on detail) and the ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure in a fast paced environment.  Flexibility for overtime is required. 

Click here to apply, please include a resume, writing sample, transcript, and a cover letter with salary requirements.  

Robinson & Cole LLP is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal opportunity to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class in accordance with all applicable laws.  Robinson & Cole LLP offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, paid vacation, paid sick days, a 401K plan and a variety of other benefits.

Administrative Manager - Hartford, CT

Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 Firm, seeks an Administrative Manager in Hartford, CT to supervise approximately 56 FTEs, comprised of, Legal Administrative Assistants, Paralegals, Document Support staff, and Receptionists, in the Firm's Hartford and Miami offices. Responsibilities also include but are not limited to:
•    Setting annual goals, measuring results, conducting interim and annual performance evaluations, and overseeing skills training and professional development.
•    Manage performance standards and employee relations matters.
•    Coordinates workflow needs. 
•    Manages and influences key office stakeholders to ensure their support of Office Administration policies and guidelines as they relate to salary administration, staff performance, assignments, and recruiting.
•    Manages salary administration and collaborates with firm management to set and manage paralegal professional activities budget.
•    Ensures cost effective management practices. Maintains firm standards of quality service.
•    Collaborates with peer Office Administrators and the Director of Office Administration on the planning and delivery of key communications, professional development, and training. 
•    Is responsible for successfully managing, leading, and implementing new programs, systems, and/or procedures. 
•    This position may require travel to Firm offices. 

A Bachelor’s degree is required along with a minimum of ten years of supervisory experience in a legal or professional services firm. PHR/SPHR certification or HR certifications a plus. Must be proficient in technology, software, and systems. The ideal candidate will have the ability to build effective relationships with all levels of personnel, demonstrate a sense of urgency to achieve meaningful results, adapt to multiple priorities and shifting deadlines, and possess superior written and verbal communication skills.

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter, including salary expectations to:
Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
E-Mail: adminhr@rc.com 
Fax: (860) 541-4929

Robinson & Cole LLP is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal opportunity to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class in accordance with all applicable laws.  Robinson & Cole LLP offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, paid vacation, paid sick days, a 401K plan and a variety of other benefits.

Litigation Paralegal (Bankruptcy Focus) - Wilmington, DE or Philadelphia, PA

Robinson+Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, is looking for an experienced Litigation Paralegal with experience in business bankruptcy law to join its Wilmington, DE or Philadelphia, PA office.  The ideal candidate will have at least five years of litigation paralegal experience, with heavy discovery exposure.  Litigation experience is required for this position.  Experience working with business bankruptcy matters is preferred but not required.

LITIGATION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Heavy discovery/e-discovery responsibilities, including but not limited to, preparing responses to interrogatories and requests for production, preparing documents for production, drafting privilege logs, maintaining production logs, tracking deadlines, and analyzing production for gaps.
  • Prepare attorneys for depositions, including maintaining witness/deposition files, preparing deposition exhibits, drafting deposition notices, transcript management, and calendaring relevant dates.
  • Prepare attorneys for trial, including preparing pre-trial motions and exhibits, running trial management software at trial, maintaining witness contact information, drafting trial subpoenas, and all other trial related responsibilities.
  • Conduct factual research, as requested to obtain important background information to fill in missing matter information as needed.
  • Draft pleadings, notices, correspondence, and memoranda as needed to propel case forward, document findings or provide necessary information needed for the litigation.

BANKRUPTCY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft, and review legal documents, including but not limited to motions, notices, complaints, affidavits and fee applications.
  • Maintain calendars, and lists of all critical dates to ensure all deadlines are met and work is processed in an effective and efficient manner.  Ensure all parties are informed of and kept abreast of schedules.
  • Maintain and organize matter file in document management system, with ability to find and recall documents as requested. 
  • Prepare hearing binders.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Paralegal certification a plus.
  • A minimum of five years of litigation experience required.  Business bankruptcy related experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Court (both Federal and State) in your jurisdiction (including Chancery Court in Delaware for Delaware applicants).
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, clients, and attorneys.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • An ability to work independently while also being a team player.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Integrity and professionalism.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to balance and prioritize high volume workload.
  • Familiarity with Best Case, Relativity, Filesite (iManage), Microsoft Office, docketing software, and ECF websites preferred.
  • Experience with electronic case management or tracking system(s)
  • Ability to maintain positive internal working relationships with office staff.

Robinson & Cole LLP is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal opportunity to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class in accordance with all applicable laws.  Robinson & Cole LLP offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, paid vacation, paid sick days, a 401K plan and a variety of other benefits.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and transcript.

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