About the Role
A mid-size Boston law firm is recruiting for an experienced Fiduciary Litigation Paralegal to join their Private Client Department. This is a hybrid role with 3 days in the office and 2 days remote.
Duties and Requirements
Drafting probate pleadings such as guardianship petitions and related form pleadings, conservatorship petitions and related form pleadings, estate administration and trust related form petitions and collateral standard form Court documents
Drafting non-technical Complaints, Answers, Motions, Responses, Assents, and Oppositions
Drafting non-technical pleadings and proposed orders in equity litigation and Trusts & Estates litigation matters
Discovery requests and responses, including interrogatories, requests for production of documents, notices of deposition, subpoenas, Schedules A
Reviewing discovery responses, including document management, labeling, organizing and uploading for electronic retrieval of discovery materials and tracking discovery deadlines
Document management in trust litigation and estate litigation matters
Guardianship Care Plans and tracking deadlines
Rogers review preparation and tracking deadlines
Conservators Inventories and Accounts and Trustee Inventories and Accounts
Calendaring dates and deadlines
Preparing lawyers for court appearances
Filing in court and arranging for service of pleadings, citations, summonses
Development of pleadings binders or docket books
Participation with lawyers in strategy conferences
Communications with clients, family members, opposing counsel, co-counsel, and third parties and vendors
Must be organized, efficient, and highly responsive to a group of many lawyers, self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess a commitment to client service.
5+ years of paralegal experience in fiduciary matters, representation of fiduciaries, and probate litigation required.
Experience with various county courts within the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court Department including the Fiduciary Litigation Session, and some experience with or knowledge of rules of the Superior Court is preferred.
Knowledge or familiarity with the MUPC and MUTC is highly desirable.