Legal Assistant

  • McInnes Cooper
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

The Opportunity
Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Do you enjoy working in a team environment? Are you an experienced 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?

McInnes Cooper is seeking a motivated and proactive Legal Assistant to join our Labour & Employment Legal Support Services team in our Halifax office. The incumbent will provide high quality administrative support within our labour & employment team; working to ensure all clients receive the highest level of service.

What you'll do

As a Legal Assistant, you will be responsible for:
Working in a team environment assisting in the daily functions of a dynamic Labour & Employment practice group;
Providing executive level administrative support, including filing, photocopying, drafting correspondence, transcribing dictation and preparing documentation;
Proactive calendar management including planning, organizing, and coordinating: meetings, conference calls, and events including making appropriate logistical arrangements;
Managing and responding to a high volume of correspondence via email and phone;
Reviewing, proof reading, and preparing client and other business materials, including client documents, reports, memos, briefings, and presentations;
Coordinating and arranging travel;
Preparing expenses and billing for processing, as well as entering time; and,
Challenging yourself and your team every day; and having fun while doing so!
What you'll need

The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

The ideal candidate will have a Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma or other related education;
Minimum five (5) years experience in an administrative role; experience working in Labour & Employment or Litigation law would be considered as asset;
Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and a genuine interest in keeping up to date with the newest technology;
Excel in a demanding, high-paced team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and 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
Ability to multi task Ability to work in a fast paced environment Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Organizational Skills Proactive self-starter Team-oriented
A little bit about us
McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among Canada's 25 largest business law firms and the exclusive member of Lex Mundi for Atlantic Canada, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients here and abroad for more than 160 years, we continue to thrive through our relentless focus on client success.

Our mission? To turn our knowledge, skills, and effort into value for our clients and our communities through dedicated leadership.

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 is a full time permanent opportunity that offers an exceptional compensation package including a competitive salary, defined-benefit pension plan and firm-paid health and dental benefits, health spending account, personal (wellness) spending account as well as vacation, personal & sick days.