Associate Lawyer (Litigation)

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Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations.

Since becoming the first regional law firm more than 20 years ago, Stewart McKelvey has grown to become one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada, with six offices across four provinces.

The firm invests in its people, technology and its business to ensure the continued delivery the quality service that clients have come to expect from the firm. Driven by its commitment to outperform expectations, Stewart McKelvey is on the cutting edge of legal technology and process solutions. Tightly integrated within the firm’s workflows are innovative approaches the practice of law and a desire to optimize service delivery.

As a firm, we value diversity and are committed to providing a workplace that fosters a culture of awareness, appreciation and respect. It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorships and support. It is our belief that diversity and inclusion enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

Stewart McKelvey is looking for an Associate Lawyer to join our litigation team in our Halifax, NS office. The ideal candidate will have two to four years of litigation experience primarily focused on commercial litigation and insurance defence work. Candidates with strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as demonstrated advocacy skills will be given preference. Applicants should outline their demonstrated experience working as part of a litigation team as well as managing client matters independently. 

This is a partnership track role and, as such, candidates must actively participate in client development and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Stewart McKelvey takes pride in providing exceptional service to our clients and our ability to offer Associates challenging legal work often found only in larger urban centres. We offer a collegial work environment, unsurpassed technical and professional support, a competitive compensation package including, and the opportunity to work with some of Atlantic Canada’s leading litigators.

Interested applicants must be a member in good standing with a Canadian Law Society and should provide a resume and cover letter, including detail on the type of litigation experience the applicant offers by Friday, June 23, 2017.

If you have specific questions about this role, please contact Susan Hayes at or 902.490.8574. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.

Expiry Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2017