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Paralegal – Domestic Relations & Probate Litigation

Bowditch seeks an experienced Paralegal for its Domestic Relations & Probate Litigation practice. The Paralegal assists and supports the attorneys in the practice in all phases of litigation from inception through discovery and trial. This hybrid position, based in either our Worcester, Framingham and/or Boston offices, offers 4 in-office days and 1 remote day per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting of pleadings, motions, subpoenas and correspondence
  • Managing service of process
  • Managing of documents on internal systems
  • Working directly with clients to compile documents and draft financial statements and discovery responses
  • Preparing alimony calculations and child support guidelines worksheets
  • Preparing asset division spreadsheets
  • Managing all aspects of discovery
  • Assisting in all aspects of trial preparation, including preparing trial binders
  • Meeting, assisting and corresponding with clients
  • Conducting research on factual topics related to cases
  • Working directly with attorneys in docketing court dates and deadlines
  • Communicating with subpoena recipients, experts, GALs, ARC counsel, opposing counsel and parties, DCF, and the Courts
  • Other related duties as required

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Paralegal experience in a domestic relations and/or probate litigation practice
  • Preference for an individual with domestic relations and/or probate litigation experience in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island jurisdictions
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and strong proof-reading skills
  • Time management and multitasking abilities
  • Strong research and writing abilities
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and/or learn new computer programs and Apps for virtual meetings
  • A professional attitude and approach to client service are essential
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to perform duties with minimal supervision and also work as part of a larger team


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate degree or higher preferred
  • Paralegal certification preferred

Dedicated to Diversity:  Bowditch & Dewey focuses on inclusive hiring of those candidates having excellent skills with a broad range of experiences, knowledge and perspectives. Diversity within the Firm promotes an open and mutually respectful workplace and the delivery of superior service to its clients.


If you are interested in becoming part of an organization which provides exceptional service, cost effective representation and successful results, please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
311 Main Street
P.O. Box 15156
Worcester, MA 01615-0156

Equal Opportunity Employer

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