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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
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
Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer
Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational and time
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:
Human Resources Manager, Halifax, NS