“The support at the firm is excellent, from extremely experienced paralegals to very skilled legal administrative assistants.” This is a direct quote from our talking points for lateral partner interviews. And it doesn’t take long to recognize the truth in it.
The work we do for our clients provides interesting and challenging assignments, and Bowditch recognizes the many contributions necessary to meet the needs of our clients.
Our administrative professionals receive excellent technological support, training and other tools it takes to perform at the highest levels and to develop professionally. Personal and professional growth is encouraged in all departments.
We are especially proud of our ability to identify unique skills and provide opportunities for people to contribute beyond the job description. There are many examples of employees who learned new skills and moved into other departments at the firm.
- Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and long-term disability insurance
- Eight weeks parental leave
- Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
- 401(K) savings plan and profit sharing plan
- Free parking in our Worcester and Framingham offices
- 10-12 holidays per year
- Bereavement, personal days, sick time
- Competitive salaries and vacation commensurate with years of experience
Here is a sample of what our staff says about Bowditch:
“Bowditch encourages a team approach. Individual strengths are recognized, and together we provide high-quality, efficient service to clients. We support each other. The quote “The only stupid question is the question that is never asked” is our motto – so ask away! At times, staff works directly with a client or client’s staff to provide effective, efficient service without duplicating tasks. Internally, we refer to ourselves as the Bowditch family – staff and attorneys. As a family, we celebrate weddings and births, and console each other at difficult times.”
“Our attorneys and staff have longevity with the firm – a number of attorneys and staff have been here for well over a decade, enabling them to truly understand and stand beside their clients over the years. And while we work hard, we also play hard: we have monthly Third Thursday gatherings; our Managing Partner told us to get outside to enjoy a solar eclipse; and we host summer family events where we attend baseball games and go apple picking. We are given the chance to get to know our co-workers beyond work, and that enables us to have better working relationships.”
“I’ve been with Bowditch and Dewey for over three years. I have been continually impressed by the firm’s commitment to excellent client services and huge presence in the community. Everyone, from experienced attorneys and diligent paralegals to skilled legal assistants and dedicated admin and support staff, shows a tremendous level of respect for each other and are, without a doubt, what make this an excellent place to launch or further one’s career. A diverse culture and the emphasis on work-life balance outlines the importance this firm places in the well-being of its employees and the company as a whole.”
“I’m a person who enjoys a team approach. Bowditch recognizes the importance of all positions within the firm, which allows talent and resources from all departments to come together to achieve the best possible result for clients. This makes working at the firm rewarding for me and provides value to clients. I don’t wonder if what I’m doing is valued, I know it.”
“Being a part of the family of Bowditch & Dewey for the last 20 years has allowed me to grow professionally and personally. As a senior real estate paralegal, I have the privilege of working directly with our diverse clients. I am often the first and last connection with clients. I have the opportunity to truly listen, understand and cater the delivery of services in a way that best serves that particular client. There is no cookie cutter service here. I am lucky to be with a firm that appreciates the value of a client-centered service.”