Associate Lawyer

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A top 50 Best Employer in Canada, 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 of 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 to the practice of law and a desire to optimize service delivery. 

Stewart McKelvey is looking for an Associate Lawyer to join our team to assist in managing our busy insurance defence practice in our Halifax, NS office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of litigation experience primarily focused on 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 position is a non-partnership track role providing the successful applicant with greater predictability of work hours and a focus on client retention through exceptional service rather than the development of new business.

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.

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Interested applicants must be a member in good standing with a Canadian Law Society and should e-mail a resume and cover letter, including detail on the type of litigation experience the applicant offers by Friday, July 10, 2015 to:

Mairead Harvey
HR & Payroll Assistant

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

All candidates who are interviewed will be requested to complete a Predictive Index. Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check. No agencies please.

Expiry Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015