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

Real Estate & Finance Paralegal - Boston, MA
The Boston office is seeking a full-time Paralegal to join our Real Estate team. Ideal candidates will have 2+ years of commercial real estate or finance transaction experience assisting  attorneys in all aspects of transactional management, document revisions, closing preparation, due diligence review, title insurance company coordination, preparing transaction binders and drafting routine correspondence. Familiarity with commercial mortgage lending, financing transactions, and Corporate State filing is preferred. Experience with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions is helpful.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Bachelor’s degree and prior real estate experience required.  Paralegal certificate preferred. Massachusetts Notary preferred.  Candidate must be detail oriented, proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel,  and be highly motivated with strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks. Must take initiative, anticipate needs and follow specific detailed procedures. Flexibility for overtime is a must. For consideration email resume, including cover letter with salary requirements, and college transcript to:

Lisa M. Vooys
Recruiting, Development & Paralegal Manager
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: legalcareers@rc.com

Litigation Paralegal - Hartford, CT
The Hartford office seeks an experienced full-time litigation paralegal with a minimum of three 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.  For consideration email resume, writing sample, transcript, and a cover letter with salary requirements to:         

Lisa M. Vooys
Recruiting, Development & Paralegal Manager
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: legalcareers@rc.com

Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development - Hartford, CT

The Hartford office is currently seeking a Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development to join our firm. The Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development is responsible for leading all aspects of the legal recruiting function across multiple offices for lateral hires, first-year associates, summer associates, and legal interns. This role will also partner with human resources, digital learning and development, and key members of the firm’s hiring and professional development committees to deliver professional development programs and initiatives. In addition, the Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development will collaborate with practice group leaders to establish goals and benchmarks for training, and ensure practice specific training needs are met and are in alignment with the professional development needs of the firm. This role may provide additional opportunities to participate on various firm committees, including, serving as a liaison to the Associate’s Council. 

Qualified candidates should have at least seven years of prior legal or corporate recruitment experience. Knowledge of CLE requirements and experience with LawCruit or similar applicant tracking software is highly preferred. This position requires strong collaboration skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The ideal candidate must embrace and lead change and adapt to multiple priorities and shifting deadlines. JD is required. The firm may consider a bifurcation of the recruiting and professional development roles depending on the candidate.

For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Human Resources Generalist.

Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
e-mail: adminhr@rc.com
Fax: (860) 541-4929

Senior Systems Engineer  - Hartford, CT

The Hartford office is seeking a full-time Senior Systems Engineer to join our IT team. The ideal candidate will have a security mindset and can recognize and factor in the potential security risks/issues associated with introducing new/modifications of existing solutions (technologies, processes, etc.). 

Responsibilities: 
•    Develops and support the firm’s desktop engineering standards, including hardware, software deployment, PC imaging, and virtual computing
•    Oversees technical design, planning, and implementation of operating systems and software standards to ensure maximum user performance
•    Manages and deploys systems, leveraging automation to ensure efficiency and minimal utilization of IT resources
•    Researches and identifies the root causes of Tier III escalated issues and provides solutions, reengineering existing standards if necessary
•    Serves as a subject matter expert in system administration

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in desktop engineering. Candidates must be proficient with MS Operating Systems, MS Office Suite, PC hardware, LAN architecture (TCP/IP protocol), Active Directory, PC imaging (MDT, WSUS, and specifically SCCM), software deployment systems, and various scripting languages. 

A current Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification is strongly preferred and Prism Deploy experience is a plus. 

For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: 
Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
E-mail: adminhr@rc.com 

Events Coordinator- Business Development & Marketing- Hartford, CT

The Hartford office is seeking a full-time Events Coordinator in the Business Development and Marketing department who will be responsible for business development and marketing events across the firm. Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing Operations, this position will be responsible for planning and executing external client-related events for the purpose of client relations and business development. This position also oversees inventory and procurement firm promotional materials through vendor negotiations. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: 
•    Responsible for overseeing the success of all revenue generating marketing events including ensuring adequate attendance, production of materials, catering, location selection, and set-up
•    Work collaboratively and proactively with lawyers, Business Development Managers & Specialists and outside vendors to plan, implement, and execute all aspects of on- and off-site events, meetings, receptions, and seminars
•    Identify and develop relationships with hotels, off-site venues, vendors, suppliers, and caterers
•    Serve as firm liaison with event vendors
•    Manage production and compilation of event materials and handouts such as; invitations, presentation packets, evaluation forms, name tags, signage, follow up mailings, etc.
•    Handle on-site event management
•    Provide strategic and creative input when planning events with lawyers
•    Provide strategic follow up and debriefing
•    Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing Operations
This role demands a highly organized, detailed-oriented individual who will serve as a contributing team member to the Business Development and Marketing Department with a “can do” attitude and superior client service skills. The ideal  candidate will be successful working both autonomously and collaboratively within a matrix organization, possess the ability to multitask, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
Candidate must have 2+ years of event planning experience. Bachelor’s degree required. A focus on business or marketing and project management with an interest in legal, commercial, or business issues is desirable. 
For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

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

Legal Secretary - Providence, RI

The Providence office is expanding and seeking a full-time (9:00am – 5:30pm), highly skilled Legal Secretary for our very rigorous transactional practice supporting attorneys practicing in Real Estate and Development, Housing & Finance, Public Utilities and Energy. If you possess exemplary organizational, communication, proofreading and client relation skills, then this may be the perfect position for you.

Requirements:
Incumbent must be flexible, possess excellent proofreading skills, be able to multi-task, juggle multiple calendars and have experience with complex billing and time entry.  Tasks will include transcribing dictation, answering phones, coordinating large real estate closings, preparing closing binders, editing large, complex documents, time entry, expense reports, and other tasks as assigned.  Strong document production skills are a must. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of legal administrative experience.  Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, iManage and Aderant are a plus.  Candidates will have experience functioning independently in a fast paced environment. Strong word processing and proofreading skills are required. 

For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
E-mail: adminhr@rc.com

Business Development & Marketing Specialist - Hartford, CT or Stamford, CT

R+C is currently seeking a full-time Business Development & Marketing Specialist in the Hartford, CT or Stamford, CT office. This role demands a highly organized, detailed-oriented individual with a strong client service orientation, and ability to collaborate successfully within a matrix organization.
The Business Development & Marketing Specialist will assist the Business Development Managers in working with Practice Group Leaders and lawyers on identifying strategies and opportunities for prospective clients and expanding client relationships. Duties include but are not limited to:
•    Execute strategy for the firm’s integrated marketing, business development, communications, and recommend improvements to the strategy
•    Plan, develop, and execute projects and programs that support a practice group’s strategic plan and track success 
•    Support client engagement initiatives, including training for enhanced client service strategies, contact origination and relationship development, and education/thought leadership initiatives
•    Provide direction and manage production of proposals, PowerPoint presentations, and RFP responses for the practice groups
•    Provide direction and manage execution of practice group sponsorships, client presentations and seminars, and other events related to the promotion of the practice groups
•    Drive awareness/recognition, enhance quality and brand perception of the firm
•    Manage submissions for major awards, comprehensive survey response campaigns (e.g. Chambers), and related initiatives to further the awareness and positioning of the firm's practices and lawyers
•    Develop a deep understanding of the practice groups’ strengths and market differentiators, including their client base and key market trends
•    Ensure consistent implementation of key initiatives and recommend strategies to cross-sell to adjacency practice areas
•    Recommend and help develop tactical marketing and business development plans
•    Collaborate with other members of the marketing team to ensure consistent messaging of practice group strengths in written materials, including website content
The ideal candidate will possess excellent online research capabilities, superior written and verbal communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in a law firm or similar professional services organization. Bachelor’s degree required. A focus on business or marketing and project management preferred. Law firm experience strongly desired.

For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
E-mail: adminhr@rc.com

Payroll Specialist - Hartford, CT

The Hartford office is currently seeking a full-time Payroll Specialist responsible for processing and ensuring the accuracy of payroll for hourly and salaried payrolls, and draws and distribution for partners. The Payroll Specialist will also serve as back-up to benefits administration, working closely with the Benefits Coordinator. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
•    Reviewing time from ADP Time and Attendance for accuracy/completeness 
•    Updating deductions, phone stipends, pre-tax and post-tax parking/transportation, ER HSA contributions
•    Processing 401k, insurance and tax changes
•    Monitoring deduction and contribution limits
•    Being a subject matter expert on ADP; building/running ADP reports
•    Processing bonuses, applying appropriate tax rates
•    Calculating/processing retro payments for late-processed raises, vacation payouts and deductions for terminated employees
•    Providing payroll-related reports and information for insurance renewals, workers’ compensation and pension audits, budgeting, etc. 
•    Understanding state and local taxes, unemployment and disability rates
•    Handling annual items such as W-2s; open enrollment rate and plan changes, ACA reporting.
•    Serving as a backup to the Benefits Coordinator; participating in firm annual open enrollment

Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant experience and knowledge of Excel at an intermediate level. Experience with ADP is strongly preferred. Experience in a professional services firm is also strongly preferred. Strong analytical and organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy are required. Must also exhibit advanced oral and written communication skills and strong problem solving skills. For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
E-mail: adminhr@rc.com

Software Engineer - Hartford, CT

The Hartford office seeks a Software Engineer interested in being part of an experienced IT team dedicated to the operational success of the firm’s enterprise systems.  This position will give you the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the development cycle. You will be involved in build or buy decisions and gain experience with vendor management and product evaluation. You will work with a high level of autonomy and take ownership for unfamiliar tasks that require independent learning and team collaboration. As you gain experience you will have the opportunity to work directly with IT leaders to influence decisions and promote change. Projects you will start with include enhancements to our Financial systems, implementation of our Common Data Management architecture, and contributing to the implementation of our cloud strategy.
Opportunities for professional development in a thriving IT department are plentiful. Management encourages time spent sharing knowledge amongst team members and independent learning. Attending conferences and training classes is also supported. 
Responsibilities:
•    Develop programs that integrate systems for data synchronization and other enhanced functionality
•    Plan and implement enterprise system updates; working with users, analysts and software engineers to determine impact and provide recommendations
•    Design, prototype, and develop custom applications to user specifications
•    Construct SQL database tables, stored procedures and other objects to support customizations
•    Perform ad hoc data manipulation for reporting, statistical analysis, or client inquiries
•    Support the implementation and maintenance of purchased software systems 
•    Prepare and maintain system architecture technical documentation
•    Work directly with business leaders and end-users to learn processes and establish enterprise systems standards.
•    Balancing time between customer service, development and strategic research is critical
Desired Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in computer science / related field or equivalent work experience
•    Experience in programming concepts and languages such as .NET 
•    Contributing to system design decisions
•    Experience in writing complex SQL queries and designing reports
•    Working knowledge of application delivery following Project Management methodologies and use of systems development life cycle processes
For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
E-mail: adminhr@rc.com

Software Engineer - Hartford, CT

The Hartford office of Robinson & Cole, LLP seeks an experienced Software Engineer that has the motivation and capability to grow into a technical leadership role. This position will both lead and contribute to hands on design and development in the advancement of innovative solutions. Your knowledge of software architecture and system integration will be an integral part of influencing platform futures while taking responsibility for  data management, security, reporting, environment management, and business process usability of multiple systems.  You will take ownership of some enterprise systems where you will be called upon to understand vendor product roadmaps and research industry innovations that may include the use of cloud software as a service. This position will contribute to directional IT strategies including the adoption of cloud solutions.
Opportunities for professional development in a thriving IT department are plentiful. Management encourages time spent sharing knowledge amongst team members and independent learning. Attending conferences and training classes is also supported. 
Responsibilities:
•    Independently work with business users to gather requirements and design programs that integrate systems for data synchronization and other enhanced functionality
•    Lead the planning and implementation of enterprise system updates; working with users, analysts and software engineers to determine impact and provide recommendations
•    Recommend, influence and champion improvements to IT processes and business systems
•    Architect integrated solutions with many components, including both purchased systems and custom built software
•    Coordinate system prototypes and customer testing with business users
•    Construct SQL database tables, stored procedures and other objects to support customizations
•    Propose solutions to automate and streamline reporting for statistical analysis and client inquiries
•    Ensure that all documentation is created and updated throughout the lifecycle of the system
•    Balancing time between customer service, development and strategic research is critical
Desired Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in computer science / related field or equivalent work experience
•    Leading teams through decision and design processes
•    Experience as a technical subject matter expert on project teams
•    Proficiency in writing complex SQL queries and designing reports
•    Demonstrated master in programming concepts and languages such as .NET 
•    Working knowledge of application delivery following Project Management methodologies and use of systems development life cycle processes
•    Experience with data brokering technologies, such as Integration Builder or other integration software
For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources Generalist
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
E-mail: adminhr@rc.com

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