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Paralegal – Domestic Relations

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP seeks an experienced Paralegal for its Domestic Relations (DR) practice. Supporting three attorneys and alongside a Legal Admin Assistant, the Paralegal assists and supports the attorneys in the DR group in all phases of litigation from inception through discovery and trial. Does not give legal advice at any time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include

  • Supporting the DR Department and its clients in all aspects of their matters
  • Must have a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to manage multiple matters concurrently and be able to meet demanding deadlines
  • Contact with attorneys, other support staff and clients
  • Must be able to balance the needs and demands of the clients with those of the attorneys
  • Bound by the confidentiality of client and Firm matters
  • Drafting of pleadings, motions, subpoenas, and correspondence
  • Managing service of process
  • Managing documents on internal systems
  • Working directly with clients to compile documents, draft Rule 401 Financial Statements and Rule 410 mandatory discovery
  • Preparing alimony 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 DR attorneys and assistant in docketing and tracking 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 practice
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • High 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 people are essential
  • The ability to concentrate and be flexible with diverse tasks in a consistent and orderly manner, in a fast-paced environment
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the Firm’s discretion
  • Must be able to perform duties with minimal supervision

Education:

  • 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.

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Human Resources Department

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
311 Main Street
P.O. Box 15156
Worcester, MA 01615-0156
E-mail: recruiting@bowditch.com

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