Legal Assiistant

  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Nov 17, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations.

The firm invests in its people, technology and its business to ensure the continued delivery of the quality service that clients have come to expect from the firm. Stewart McKelvey has earned a reputation as a leader in the profession and a supporter of the communities in which we live and work. Our forward thinking perspective results in outperforming expectations.

As a firm, we value diversity and are committed to providing a workplace that fosters a culture of awareness, appreciation and respect. It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorships and support. It is our belief that diversity and inclusion enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

Stewart McKelvey requires the skills and talents of a broad range of staff to meet its objectives. We offer full time permanent staff a challenging and progressive environment with a competitive compensation and group benefits package.

We are currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our team based in our Charlottetown, PEI office.

Start Date: December, 2020
Type of Position: Full Time, Permanent
Close Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020

Position Summary:

To provide high quality legal administrative support and assist in managing the practices of the assigned lawyers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares a broad range of legal documents, general and confidential correspondence, including e-mail and faxes from digital dictation, rough drafts, notes or verbal instructions;
  • Ensures high quality work product by proofreading all work for completeness, correct grammar, spelling, typographical and format errors;
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date calendar of activities, meetings and various events for assigned lawyer to ensure no scheduling conflicts;
  • Schedules appointments, arranges meetings, coordinates travel arrangements, and processes expense claims;
  • Serves as liaison between assigned lawyer and external clients in a professional manner and with diplomacy;
  • Ensures that all files are up-to-date and maintained appropriately, including opening and
  • closing files, and maintaining a bring forward system;
  • Performs Aderant Expert related tasks such as processing time sheets, pulling pre-bills, performing conflict searches, processing new client matter forms, closing files, etc;
  • Reviews, prioritizes and routes incoming mail; coordinates sending/receiving of faxes; compiles data needed to draft replies to correspondence; composes and types routine replies as necessary;
  • Photocopying and binding as required; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Candidate Profile:

  • Generally at least 2 years' experience in a Legal Assistant and/or Paralegal role is preferred;
  • Successful completion of formal Legal Assistant and/or Paralegal training, or equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Strong word processing skills; including the ability to function easily in a customized Microsoft Word environment using Styles;
  • Understanding of basic business relationships and confidentiality principles;
  • Excellent legal administrative skills with the ability to multi-task; and,
  • Excellent attention to detail and superior proofreading skills.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates can apply here.

To learn more about Stewart McKelvey please visit our website at www.stewartmckelvey.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All candidates who are interviewed will be requested to complete a Predictive Index. Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check.

Stewart McKelvey is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process, such as an interview or testing, and who require accommodation should discuss their needs with the Recruiter.