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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs more than 165 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 exciting opportunity for a Director of Compensation & Benefits. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and communication of the Firm’s compensation and benefits strategies, ensuring that all total rewards programs remain competitive with the marketplace while being consistent and sustainable. The Director of Compensation & Benefits will lead the assessment of our health, compensation and retirement benefits strategy, while providing guidance to Firm management regarding market trends; keeping current with legislative trends, marketplace changes and advances, making recommendations to ensure the Firm remains competitive and compliant, and is able to attract and retain top talent.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area of study. Seven to ten years’ experience in the development, implementation and execution of total rewards programs and compensation strategies is required. Total rewards certifications such as Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as solid knowledge and understanding of all legal, tax, regulatory issues related to compensation and benefits program administration.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Estate Planning Assistant Paralegal, resident in our Hartford office.  The Assistant Paralegal will work closely with the Trusts & Estates Practice Group’s attorneys and paralegals to assist with the preparation of estate planning documents, such as wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care instructions, and change of beneficiary and ownership forms. 

A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred.  Candidates must have a strong interest in learning all aspects of estate planning. Candidates must also be self-motivated, possess a client-service mindset and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Proficiency in the MS Office Suite, excellent communication and organizational skills required.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Real Estate Junior Paralegal, resident in our Hartford office. The Junior Paralegal will work closely with the Firm’s Finance and Real Estate attorneys and paralegals to assist with the representation of small and large businesses, commercial banks and investment institutions in financing transactions and general business entity matters.

The ideal candidate must have a strong interest in learning all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions. The candidate will develop a thorough understanding of reviewing and analyzing title and survey documents, as well as the preparation of documentation relating to commercial banking transactions.

A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and proficiency in the MS Office Suite are required.


We have an opening for an Accounts Payable Specialist, resident in our Hartford office.  The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for processing employee and partner expense reimbursement payments, processing all corporate credit card account transactions, reimbursing satellite office petty cash accounts, processing client cost recovery accounts, preparation of weekly time advisory report, weekly processing of Federal Express invoices and monthly procurement of employee transportation passes. The Accounts Payable Specialist also serves as back-up to general accounts payable functions, trust check requests and on-demand remote office check requests as needed.

Qualified candidates must have three or more years of experience with accounts payable, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm.  Advanced level skills with Microsoft Excel is required.  An Associate’s Degree in accounting or business as well as experience with CMS/Aderant and Chrome River software is preferred.  The successful candidate must produce high quality, accurate work and possess superior organizational and communication skills.

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

Debra A. Amato
Director of Staff Recruiting and Retention
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

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Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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