Legal Assistant

  • Emera
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Aug 15, 2019
Part time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Why Join Emera?

From our origins as a single electric utility in Nova Scotia, Emera has grown into an energy leader serving 2.5 million customers in Canada, the US and the Caribbean. Our companies include electric and natural gas utilities, natural gas pipelines, energy marketing and trading, and energy services. We’re investing in ways to make energy cleaner and to share it with customers in smarter and more reliable ways. ,

Our ability to serve more customers in more places is thanks to the commitment of our 7,500 employees. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose and our approach to business.

Emera values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and operational excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through:

  • competitive compensation packages: including a comprehensive pension and benefits plan and employer-sponsored saving plans

  • opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies and, sponsored education programs

  • giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our people live and work; employee dollars-for-doers and fundraising-matching programs and, scholarships for children of employees


Emera is currently seeking a part-time Legal Assistant to provide a high level of support to the Legal team. More specifically, the Legal Assistant will:

  • Accurately prepare, revise and format legal correspondence, contracts, presentations and other documents;
  • Organize and track the flow of work within the department, ensuring any follow-up actions are completed;
  • Be responsible for implementing and maintaining a new Contract Management System;
  • Perform other general administrative and clerical duties including expense reports and travel arrangements.

Skills, capabilities and Experience

As the ideal candidate, you will possess strong word processing, document creation, formatting and editing skills in Microsoft Word, and superior knowledge of other Microsoft Office Suite applications, you possess a legal assistant diploma from a recognized institution coupled with experience as a legal assistant supporting multiple lawyers in a corporate commercial environment.. A skilled communicator and collaborative team-player, you bring attention to detail and strong organizational and time-management skills including the ability to manage competing deadlines. Problem solving skills are also essential to succeed in this role. Lastly, you are highly adaptable and seek opportunities to learn, develop and make process improvements. Knowledge of SharePoint and Adobe Professional will be considered an asset.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Reports to: Senior Counsel

Application Requirement: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: June 13th, 2019. Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including members of the visible minority community, Indiginous peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the online application process.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law