Litigation Paralegal

  • McInnes Cooper
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • May 16, 2019
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

The Opportunity
Halifax, NS
Administrative
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent
Are you an experienced legal administrative professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Do you excel in providing exceptional client service while working in a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative environment in which you learn everyday?

Our team is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join our firm in a full-time permanent position. As part of the Litigation services team, you will provide support to the litigation team regionally. Our new team member will be preferably based in our Halifax office; however, we will consider applications in any of our six office locations.

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What you'll do
Responsibilities

As a Litigation Paralegal, you will be responsible for:
Preparing correspondence, legal documents, various court documents and orders;
Assisting in preparation for and attending discoveries, trials and hearings as requested;
Managing all aspects of the preparation of Affidavits of Documents and document production, maintaining undertakings, and preparation and registration of Judgments;
Using ediscovery technology to manage large, document intensive files;
Communicating with clients, opposing parties, witnesses and court personnel;
File preparation, organization and management, utilizing a bring forward system to monitor progress of all files including monitoring expiry dates, filing deadlines and limitation periods;
Being creative, sharing ideas, learning from others and sharing your skills and knowledge; and,
Challenging yourself and your team every day; and having fun while doing so!
What you'll need
Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

The ideal candidate will have a Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma or the equivalent combination of experience and related education;
Minimum 5 years experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal within Litigation;
Experience with e-discovery technology and litigation software;
Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office, legal billing systems and a genuine interest in keeping up to date with the newest technology;
Excel in a demanding, high-pace team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and be flexible to changing priorities;
Exceptional communication skills, a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism; and,
A positive attitude and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
We're looking for
Core Skills
Client-focused Collaborative Environment Comfortable working independently Interpersonal and Communication Positive attitude Strong attention to detail E-Discovery Technology Interested in new technology
A little bit about us
McInnes Cooper
About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada. We serve clients across North America and abroad from six offices in Halifax, St. John's, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Charlottetown. With nearly 200 lawyers and over 230 professional resources, we are positioned to offer clients a range of legal and business services. We provide services to industry-leading clients in every major sector and with experience in all jurisdictions.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.

Are you interested?
Work With Us
This role offers an exceptional compensation package including a competitive salary, defined-benefit pension plan and Firm-paid health and dental benefits, Health Spending Account, Wellness Spending Account as well as Vacation, Personal & Sick Days.

Practice Area(s)

Litigation