JOIN IN OUR SUCCESS
Our success is fueled by innovation, passion, and intelligence. We bring together the right people to create the right solutions. We only those choose talented attorneys whose character and practice will be a fit for our culture and our firm.
We have an entrepreneurial spirit, grounded in 175 years of legal excellence. When you consider joining another firm, you may think that you need to choose between the resources and depth of a large law firm and the flexibility and individuality of a smaller one. At Robinson+Cole, you get both. Our size, structure, and geographic footprint uniquely position us to offer the highest quality legal and support services to our clients at cost-effective rates. Our culture is one of collegiality and collaboration, where creativity and strategic thinking are valued.
Many of our clients’ interests span the country and the globe. By nurturing a robust network of relationships, we’ve expanded our capabilities to serve our clients wherever their needs arise. We actively participate in ADVOC, a leading international network of independent law firms; SCG Legal, which extends our global relationships through its network of 140 law firms; and the U.S. Law Firm Group, a national network of law firms, each headquartered in a major U.S. city.
PAST + PRESENT STRENGTHS
We share a rich history and culture of community involvement, pro bono service, celebration of diversity, and dedication to client service. Since our founding in 1845, our past has molded us but it does not define us. The connections we have today and will make tomorrow keep us looking to the future, refining our methods, and inventing new ways to serve clients and maintain a competitive advantage in the legal profession.
A modern law firm must be flexible to thrive. This is more than simply adapting to the changing legal landscape; it is taking the initiative to ensure mutually rewarding business relationships with our clients. Alternative fee arrangements are a permanent part of the conversation between law firms and their clients, and even when they may not fit a particular set of circumstances, they warrant consideration. We welcome and seek to have these conversations.
Not only are our lawyers experienced practitioners, they are also leaders in the profession, active in local and national bar associations, trade organizations, and local community service organizations. They speak at seminars, author substantive articles and books, and are often quoted in the press. We are further strengthened by the team spirit our culture fosters through a wide variety of pro bono and community service initiatives. For the latest news from R+C visit http://www.rc.com/news/index.cfm
SUPPORT + RESOURCES
Robinson+Cole is committed to fostering an environment with the support and resources necessary for lawyers to develop their own unique path to becoming a leader in the legal profession.
Mentoring - Incoming associates are matched with senior- and junior-level mentors who commit themselves to provide guidance and insight into the practice of law and the firm culture of Robinson+Cole. Mentors are there as a resource to discuss everything from substantive work-related questions to where the best places are for an afternoon coffee break.
Training - Our associate professional development program is designed to facilitate the transition from law student, law clerk or junior attorney to a practicing lawyer at Robinson+Cole. Training is provided on both a firm wide scale and a practice-specific basis on topics that evolve as a lawyer's career progresses.
Pro Bono - Our firm views pro bono legal work as a responsibility both of the firm and of individual lawyers. We encourage our lawyers to participate in pro bono work available through a variety of internal and external resources. Robinson+Cole is ranked among the nation’s top 100 highest-grossing firms for the number of pro bono hours spent by lawyers.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We welcome an inclusive work environment where the diverse backgrounds of all of our lawyers and other professionals are respected and each individual is empowered to succeed. Robinson+Cole has signed on to participate in the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule certification process developed to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions by broadening the pool of women, lawyers of color, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers who are considered for significant governance roles, partner promotions, lateral partner and senior associate hiring and inclusion in business development initiatives.
Membership of our Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Women’s Committee is made up of lawyers and staff from a cross-section of the firm to ensure a spectrum of perspectives. Robinson+Cole’s Diversity Action Plan sets forth our priorities to:
- Identify, recruit, hire, retain, and promote a diverse workforce, with a particular focus on diverse lawyers.
- Create equal opportunity for meaningful work and client and professional development for all attorneys, with special attention to assisting diverse lawyers in receiving a fair share of such opportunities. Educate and train our lawyers and staff to understand, respect and appreciate our differences and similarities.
- Set standards for promoting diversity and hold ourselves accountable for achieving our diversity goals.
- Increase the diversity within our partner ranks.