Legal Assistant

  • Cox & Palmer
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jan 30, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

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Careers | We’re Hiring

Cox & Palmer is committed to diversity and inclusion in the
workplace and is a member of the Law Firm Diversity and

Inclusion Network (LFDIN) and Pride at Work Canada.

 

Legal Assistant (Float Team) | Halifax

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with the knowledge and

experience clients rely upon for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work

atmosphere and supportive team environment. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a

strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking a permanent, full-time experienced Legal Assistant to join the Float Team in our Halifax office, to

provide legal administrative support to lawyers in various practice areas, including, but not limited to: Litigation,

Insurance, Property, Corporate/Commercial and Employment & Labour.

Your required skills and knowledge include:

Accurate preparation of correspondence and legal documents;

Processing large volumes of documents, with ability to use technology to store and organize emails and files
diligently;

Meeting deadlines, and ability to multi-task and reprioritize as needed;

Processing daily emails, phone messages and time sheets;

Maintaining detailed and accurate client and administrative files;

Calendar maintenance, scheduling and organizing meetings, assisting with client meetings, making travel
arrangements and updating address books;

Communicating in a professional manner with lawyers and team members;

Providing overflow support and help to other assistants as time allows;

Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of 2 years administrative experience in a legal environment;

Preference is given to those with related paralegal/legal assistant formal education;

Strong competency in the usage of MS Office (particularly Word, and Excel), paired with superior typing and
dicta-transcription skills;

Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer
service;

Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational and time
management skills;

Excellent proofreading skills (ability to check typed material for grammatical, typographical, spelling, word
usage and formatting errors);

The ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative;

The willingness to learn and contribute to the team.

Cox & Palmer provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

Health, dental, life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, health and fitness allowance;

Group RRSP, pension and TFSA programs

This position will remain posted until successfully filled. Qualified candidates who are interested in this position

should send a covering letter and resume to:

 


Contact Name

Shirley Thomson

Human Resources Manager, Halifax, NS

halifaxrecruiting2@coxandpalmer.com

Practice Area(s)

Legal