Legal Assistant

  • Cox & Palmer
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Feb 14, 2022
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

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.

We are seeking a permanent, full-time experienced Legal Assistant to join our team in our Charlottetown office, to provide legal administrative support to lawyers in various practice areas, including, but not limited to: Litigation, Insurance, and Employment & Labour.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

· 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;

· 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;