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Litigation Paralegal

Boston, MA, USA

Job Type

Full Time

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

Experience Required:

  • 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.



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