Legal Assistant, Resource

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We have an immediate opening for a Resource Assistant at our downtown Halifax location. Reporting to the HR Manager, the Resource Assistant will provide legal & administrative support to the Firm, along with providing vacation and relief coverage as needed. A variety of work tasks are completed by the Resource Assistants depending on staff absences and the needs of the Firm.

Location: Halifax Office – 1801 Hollis Street

Work Schedule: Standard work hours are 34.5 per week. Some flexibility and occasional overtime may be required.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Accurate and timely preparation of legal documents and correspondence
  • Covering for Legal Assistants during periods of absence
  • Providing relief coverage for Reception – breaks, vacation coverage
  • Photocopying/collating/binding
  • Scanning and filing
  • Assisting with periodic clean up and organization of storage areas
  • Completion of other administrative tasks and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Paralegal diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent proofreading, spelling, and grammar skills
  • Strong keyboarding skills and an affinity to learn new technology
  • Energetic, flexible, and willing to pitch in wherever necessary
  • Organized, highly detail-oriented, and able to effectively prioritize
  • Accurately follows instructions and asks questions to clarify requirements & ensure work is done properly
  • Thrives on change and is able to effectively shift priorities with short or no notice
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Transcription experience is a definite asset
  • Prior reception experience and experience in a similar professional work environment would be considered assets 

The new Resource Assistant is needed as soon as possible. If you are interested in this dynamic role and meet the requirements of this position, please apply with resume and cover letter to careers@pattersonlaw.ca.

About Us

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, New Glasgow and Halifax and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local. Our more than 100 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs. We endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. This can only be accomplished by employing qualified, educated and motivated staff.

We are pleased to offer our staff a competitive salary, group insurance coverage, and pension plan membership after a year.

Patterson Law hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to employment equity and welcome diversity. Applications are encouraged from all interested and qualified individuals.

Expiry Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017