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WE STRIVE TO BE THE BEST BY HIRING THE BEST.

Goodsill is a diverse firm providing a full range of legal services. As one of Hawaii’s oldest and largest firms, we’ve developed a strong base of local, national, and international clients. We work in all of the traditional areas of corporate law plus a number of specialized areas. 

We offer a collaborative, dynamic work environment, which results in legal work of the highest quality. We seek applicants who will contribute to that environment and strive to bring out the best in those around them.

In evaluating applicants, we are interested in well-rounded, personable individuals who have the ability to do challenging legal work, the personality to be effective dealing with clients, and the potential to achieve excellence in the practice of law. In our hiring decisions, we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, citizenship, ancestry, or national origin.

As a healthy balance, and with the full support of the firm, many of our attorneys are active in community organizations, continuing legal education programs, and the Hawai‘i State Bar Association, as well as other professional organizations.

For inquiries regarding opportunities for attorneys, please send an email through this link. For inquiries regarding all other job opportunities, please contact Human Resources.

Please take some time to learn a little more about what it means to be a part of the Goodsill family, and we think you’ll understand exactly what we mean when we say “Hawai‘i is different. And so are we.”

ASSOCIATE LIFE

Associate/Partner Relationships 
Each associate is assigned a supervising partner to provide training and guidance. Partners also organize seminars and training sessions for all associates.

Associate Participation in the Firm’s Administration/Committees 
Goodsill associates participate in many ways that impact firm strategy and operations. Associate input is often sought and considered on policy decisions for the firm, and associates are asked to serve on committees, where appropriate.

Training Programs For Associates 
Regular in-house training sessions are held on strategy development, such as litigation techniques. Roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, including real estate, corporate and tax matters are also held. Goodsill pays for in-state continuing legal education (CLE) or other approved educational programs. The firm pays for out-of-state training programs if approved by the Managing Partner

Associate Evaluation and Partnership Track 
Each associate’s performance is evaluated annually. Current practice is that after seven and one-half years with Goodsill, associates who have met the high standards of the firm are considered for partnership.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary and Bonus Structure 
The firm has a competitive compensation plan for associates, as well as a yearly bonus policy.

Bar Study 
We provide up to five weeks of paid bar leave to study for and take the Hawai‘i bar examination.

Relocation Expenses 
The firm provides a relocation allowance that is based on moving from either the West or East Coast.

Additional Benefits

  • Medical Insurance Coverage, including dental and vision
  • Firm-paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Accounts 
  • Parking
  • Retirement Plan: H.R. 10 & 401(k)
  • Three weeks of vacation annually
  • Alternative Work Arrangements
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid family leave
  • Hawai‘i State Bar Association membership dues
  • Bereavement leave
  • Firm-paid holidays
  • Reimbursement of Continuing Legal Education course requirement costs
  • Mentoring and Sibling program
  • Employee Assistance Program

OTHER STAFF POSITIONS

Goodsill is currently seeking an experienced Human Resources professional with strong communication and organizational skills.  The HR professional assumes day-to-day operational responsibilities for the firm’s human resources needs.  

We are seeking a candidate with a minimum of 5 years of HR experience managing the functions of a HR department, preferably in a law firm or professional industry.  Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in a related field of study and/or Human Resources professional certification required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Promotes team mentality and positive work environment.
  • Completes human resources functions in a timely and accurate fashion, to include: recruiting, hiring and terminating staff employees, payroll, benefit administration, employee relations, record-keeping, and other administrative duties.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with employees and attorneys.
  • Works with the Executive Committee to determine staffing needs and identify position requirements.
  • Assists in addressing employee issues/complaints in a timely manner.
  • Ensures adherence to employment related laws.

We provide a collegial and professional work environment.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Competitive benefits include:  Medical/dental insurance coverage, parking, vacation and sick leave, and 12 holidays per year.

Please mail a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: 

Administrative Partner
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
999 Bishop Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Email to:  HRDirector@Goodsill.com             

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all inquiries will be handled in confidence.