Legal Assistant (Litigation)

Cox & Palmer - Halifax, NS (7 months ago)

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Legal Assistant (Litigation)
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 our Halifax
office to provide legal administrative support to lawyers in the Litigation practice
group.

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 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, and assisting with
client meetings;
  • 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 3-5 years’ administrative experience in a legal environment, with
experience in Litigation;
  • 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, Halifax office, 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 savings programs.
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.

This position will remain
posted until successfully
filled.

Qualified candidates who are
interested in this position
should send a covering letter

and resume to:
Shirley Thomson
Human Resources Manager
Cox & Palmer
Halifax, NS
halifaxrecruiting1@coxandpalmer.com