Legal professionals choose to work at Pierce Atwood for many reasons. For some it's the opportunity to work at a successful firm with a first-class national reputation, for others it's the chance to work on interesting matters from small, local clients to large, national or international clients, and for many it's to work with smart people who value collaboration and collegiality.

The HR Coordinator is a member of Pierce Atwood’s Human Resources Department. The HR Coordinator assists with the day-to-day HR administrative tasks ranging from maintaining employee personnel files, timecard management, HR recruiting support, new hire onboarding, offboarding tasks, benefits administrative tasks, ad hoc reporting, and HR events. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage onboarding and offboarding tasks (e.g., orientation scheduling, exit checklists)
  • Prepare ad hoc documents such as offer letters and employment verification letters
  • Provide benefits administration support such as benefits data entry and file uploads to benefit carriers
  • Assist with Employee Handbook updates and department annual reviews
  • Assist with HR data audits
  • Process HR invoices
  • Assist with HR related events (e.g., service awards, staff outing)
  • General administrative and recruiting support for the HR team (e.g., manage job descriptions and postings; schedule interviews; data entry)
  • Review and approve HR and benefit changes
  • Conduct research for HR related tasks and initiatives
  • Coordinate legal admin team meetings  
  • Process invoices for HR related vendors
  • Various other duties as assigned


  • Associate or bachelor’s degree; prior HR internship experience is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and process; the ability to organize, prioritize, and multitask high volumes of work
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with discretion around sensitive firm information and confidential employee matters
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and good computer technology skills; knowledge of an HRIS platform a plus
  • Creative problem-solving skills and approaches new situations with curiosity and a positive attitude
  • The ability to build rapport with internal clients (our partners and employees)
  • Passion for going above and beyond to create excellent service experiences
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work well independently but also function as part of a team

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Heather Higgins at

Pierce Atwood LLP has a great opportunity for a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Trusts & Estates practice group in Providence, RI.  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2-3 years of law firm experience (trusts & estates experience preferred), possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while keeping attention to detail and accuracy is critical to the success of this role.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: • Open and maintain client files; • Sort, prioritize, and scan daily incoming mail in document management software; • Prepare correspondence and legal documents as instructed by Partners and Associates; • Work in cooperation with Scheduling Assistant to coordinate attorney’s calendars and required accommodations, as well as to maintain Client Status Chart with up-to-date information with regard to outstanding information, necessary follow-up, etc.; • Serve as a witness at client signing meetings; • Perform other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by Partners, Associates and Office Manager.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Heather Higgins at