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.
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.”
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 on the Associate Development Committee and the Hiring and Recruiting Committee. Associates also participate on the Holoholo Committee, which is in charge of attorney and firm-wide social activities. Associate input is often sought and considered on policy decisions for the firm, and associates are asked to serve on ad hoc 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.
We provide up to five weeks of paid bar leave to study for and take the Hawai‘i bar examination.
The firm provides a relocation allowance that is based on moving from either the West or East Coast.
- Medical Insurance Coverage, including dental and vision
- Firm-paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Flex Spending Accounts
- 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