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Real Estate Paralegal

Boston; New York

Goulston & Storrs, an AmLaw 200 law firm, is seeking experienced Real Estate Paralegals with general commercial real estate background; experience with financings, title and survey, and experience with closings a must. Candidate must be a self-starter and have the ability to interact with clients and assume significant responsibility.

Please submit resumes to Jennifer Smith, Legal Recruitment Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Legal Talent Coordinator

Boston

The Legal Talent team at Goulston & Storrs is growing under the leadership of our Chief Legal Talent Officer, Karen Febeo. We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Talent Coordinator to join our modern, vibrant law firm, where serious business is conducted with genuine camaraderie and fun, our people are paramount, and where mutual respect drives open discussion, fresh ideas and optimal solutions for our clients.

The Legal Talent team serves as ambassadors for our law firm and leads the firm’s efforts to grow our practices in each of our core markets and to develop, engage, retain and advance our existing legal talent by delivering cutting-edge, relevant professional development programs to our lawyers. Legal Talent team members also serve as stewards of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as fundamental components of the firm’s recruitment, retention, development and advancement of a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace.

If you’re looking to work in a multi-faceted position with an opportunity for growth in a highly collaborative, dynamic and supportive environment, we encourage you to apply for the Legal Talent Coordinator role.

SUMMARY:

As a member of the integrated Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Team, the Legal Talent Coordinator will play a key role in collaborating with and supporting the team in the areas of legal recruiting, orientation and integration, as well as training and development of lawyers across the firm.  The Legal Talent Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment and play a key role in coordinating the firm’s summer associate program, on-campus interview (OCI) program, and building and strengthening law school relationships. The Legal Talent Coordinator will also serve as a supporting resource for the mentoring and diversity programs at the firm. The Legal Talent Coordinator will collaborate with the Senior Manager of Talent Development to implement firm-wide legal and professional skills training for lawyers across the firm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Working with the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment, coordinate the firm’s on-campus interview (OCI) program in support of the firm’s summer associate program;
  2. Assist the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment with building and strengthening law school relationships;
  3. Coordinate Mentor assignments for Associates, and monitor Mentor-Associate meetings;
  4. Coordinate and manage the summer associate calendar. This includes scheduling orientation,  educational seminars, and social events
  5. Coordinate quarterly attorney cocktail parties and the annual attorney reception.
  6. Assist with attorney, paralegal and summer associate onboarding.
  7. In collaboration with other Legal Talent team members, coordinate social events for the mentoring program as well as Associate meetings and social events in and across all firm offices;
  8. Provide support to the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment for key recruiting and diversity events such as mock interviews, resume reviews, job fairs, etc.;
  9. Serve as liaison to Practice Group Leaders and Pre-Directorship Review Committee to coordinate the bi-annual evaluation meetings for Associates, Senior Attorneys, Counsel, and Senior Counsel and related logistical planning, including assembly of materials for evaluation meetings;
  10. Assist Senior Manager of Talent Development in the implementation of practice area and firm-wide training curricula, including coordination of logistics, in collaboration with the IT and Facilities Departments;
  11. Coordinate the collection and analysis of feedback regarding in-house and external training seminars and recommend program enhancements based on feedback;
  12. Support firm lawyers with mandatory CLE requirements by understanding and keeping up-to-date on CLE guidelines and requirements in jurisdictions where lawyers are licensed and assisting lawyers with compliance;
  13. In collaboration with Senior Manager of Talent Development, use specialized knowledge to review course materials for NY CLE compliance;
  14. Assist the Director of Professional Development and Flexible Work Mentors with the administration of the firm’s Flexible Work Program;
  15. Assist the Legal Talent team members with administration of industry surveys.
  16. Assist the Legal Talent team members in supporting and implementing the goals of the Associate Development Committee;
  17. Collaborate with Legal Talent team members and other firm business operations leaders on lawyer orientation, integration and departures to enhance processes and materials and ensure smooth transitions;
  18. Maintain Legal Recruiting database and provide analytical reports and statistics regarding law firm and law school information as needed;
  19. Work on special department or firm projects as needed.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Understanding of law firm or professional services firm business operations, preferred.
  • Detail and action-oriented with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proactive and deadline driven.
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively across all levels.
  • Knowledge and experience with NY CLE Accredited Provider requirements, preferred.
  • Highly Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CLE tracking software and database management systems.

Goulston & Storrs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Goulston & Storrs complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Intake and Conflict Analyst

Boston

Goulston & Storrs, an AmLaw 200 Boston law firm, is seeking an experienced Intake and Conflict Analyst to work directly with the General Counsel’s Office.  The Intake and Conflict Analyst will research and assist in resolving conflicts of interest for new clients and matters, as well as for new hires, and other conflict inquiries.  In addition, the Intake and Conflict Analyst will serve as the informational and procedural resource for attorneys and staff regarding conflicts and new client/matter intake.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage conflict requests submitted by attorneys and others to resolution of reported conflicts, including recording and maintaining information on waivers and ethical walls.
  • Assist attorneys and legal administrative assistants in submitting conflict requests, respond to technical questions, and proactively provide technical advice to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Review requests, suggest improvements to search strategies, and quality check conflict reports before and during attorney review.
  • Elevate substantive ethical issues to the General Counsel’s Office.
  • Follow up with attorneys regarding aged reports with unresolved conflicts.
  • Conduct thorough reviews and track workflow of intake forms, engagement letters and conflict waivers.
  • Maintain a central database of engagement letters and conflict waivers.
  • Serve as the informational and procedural resource for attorneys and staff regarding conflicts and new client/matter intake.
  • Assist with the development, documentation, and implementation of formal guidelines detailing intake and conflict processes and procedures; and other related tasks as so required.
  • Develop and deliver staff training on intake process and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • Ideally the candidate has knowledge of state ethical rules of professional conduct as they relate to conflicts of interest.
  • Knowledge of InTapp Conflicts software and Aderant Expert and/or Elite Enterprise is strongly preferred.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with attorneys and staff.
  • Must be analytical and detail oriented.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and orally in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and move quickly from one to another.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of legal intake and conflicts experience required in a high volume environment

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

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Corporate Paralegal

Boston

Corporate Paralegal with general corporate background; experience with entity formation and maintenance, financings, due diligence and LLCs a must. Candidate must have the ability to interact with clients and assume significant responsibility.

Please submit resumes to Jennifer Smith, Legal Recruitment Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Corporate/Business Associate

Boston

Junior and mid-level associates with transactional experience, including work in some or all of the following: mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and private equity; joint ventures; new business formation and financing; securities and licensing.

Please submit resumes to Jennifer Smith, Legal Recruitment Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.