Litigation Law Clerk

  • McInnes Cooper
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Feb 24, 2022
Full time Law Clerk

Job Description

The Opportunity
Halifax, NS
Administrative
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent

Are you a legal administrative professional looking for a new and exciting challenge? Do you enjoy working at a fast pace, with multiple priorities?

McInnes Cooper is seeking a motivated and proactive Litigation Clerk to join our Litigation team in our Halifax office for a 14 month term position which may lead to a permanent opportunity within our team. This position will be responsible for supporting the Litigation Paralegal Team ensuring the overall operational needs of the team are met.

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What you'll do
Responsibilities

As a Litigation Clerk, you will be responsible for:
Assist with file maintenance and preparation, monitoring, organization and management of primarily insurance litigation files;
Provide support with the preparation of Affidavits of Documents and document production, maintaining undertakings, and preparation and registration of Judgments;
Using eDiscovery technology to assist with the management of large document intensive files;
Conduct court and media searches;
Provide support with Discoveries, Trial and Hearing process;
Arrange deliveries and couriers, including hand deliveries when necessary; and
Being creative, sharing ideas, learning from others and sharing your skills and knowledge.
What you'll need
Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

Paralegal / Legal or Business Administration diploma or other related education;
Exceptional time management; excel in a demanding, high-pace environment, highly detail-oriented, and be flexible to changing priorities;
Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office, legal billing systems and a genuine interest in keeping up to date with the newest technology;
Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be strong team player and have high personal integrity;
Experience in a legal support role, particularly within Litigation is an asset.
Experience with e-discovery technology and litigation software is an asset;
Excel in a demanding, high-pace team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and be flexible to changing priorities; and
A positive attitude and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
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

Our team members have access to:
Defined-benefit pension plan;
Firm-paid health and dental benefits;
Health spending account;
Personal spending account;

Time for you:
Including vacation, personal and sick days.

Balancing life:
Work from home / Flex work options available for many team members.
Our Team - we can't say enough about our people! You will be part of a collaborative, collegial, respectful and caring team; and,
Participating in a variety of teams including our Corporate Social Responsibility, Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.