Legal Assistant, Family Law

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The law firm of Dianne E. Paquet, Barrister & Solicitor, Truro, NS, is hiring for position of LEGAL ASSISTANT

Seeking a legal assistant supporting one lawyer with a busy family law practice. This position requires a professional who can work independently and ensure all requests are handled accurately and in a timely manner. Minimum requirement of 5+ years’ experience in a legal environment, preferably with an emphasis in family law and collaborative family practice, together with proof of graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution in the area of administrative assistant/secretary. Position requires a very motivated, organized and competent individual who can often work well with minimum direction.

Functions and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in file management, document control, and management of limitation diaries and counsel’s schedule
  • Excellent skills with drafting documents and correspondence ensuring accuracy and timely completion.
  • Excellent skills utilizing Microsoft office (Word and Excel) and legal accounting system software, preferably PC Law.
  • Proficiency at managing multiple priorities and supporting preparation for family law financial disclosure, applications, and trials.
  • Experience with process and forms for filing of court documents.
  • Customer service/client management skills.
  • Must be effective at contacting clients regarding billing, overdue accounts, and collections.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with and meeting clients in person and on the phone.
  • Excellent communication skill both written and verbal (dealing with client inquiries, requests and relaying of information).
  • Exceptional organizational ability and time management skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills to include prioritizing workload, filing and managing demands and changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be able to display a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion in dealing with clients and other contacts.
  • A positive attitude and positive work ethic.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to multitask and handle a fast paced environment with short deadlines.
  • Ability to work overtime, when needed.

Remuneration: Our regular work week is 37 hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Friday close at 4:00 pm). Very occasionally there is a request to work overtime. This is a permanent full-time position. Salary and benefits are negotiable.

Please respond in confidence with your cover letter and resume to

Expiry Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017