McInnes Cooper - Legal Assistant

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McInnes Cooper is among the top business law firms in Canada, with nearly 500 members and seven offices, serving clients across North America and abroad. The firm is a market leader in litigation, corporate/commercial law, employment law and tax law, with clients in key sectors: construction and property development; energy and natural resources; financial services; government and institutions; insurance; manufacturing, processing & sales; private client services; and, technology, media & telecommunications. 

McInnes Cooper is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join our team in our Halifax, Nova Scotia office. Responsible for managing the legal practice of multiple lawyers, the Legal Assistant is tasked with drafting lawyers’ correspondence and communications, preparing and managing documents and files, and completing client invoicing. They are responsible for maintaining and organizing calendars, contact information and travel arrangements.  

The successful candidate will have a Legal Assistant Diploma or related education, from a recognized institution, with a minimum of three years experience in a Legal Assistant role. They must excel in a demanding, high-pace environment, be highly detail-oriented, and be flexible to changing priorities. The successful candidate will have exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and legal billing systems. As the liaison between the Firm and clients, the incumbent will have exceptional communication skills, a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism. Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be strong team player and have high personal integrity. Previous experience in Real Property and bilingualism would be an asset for this opportunity.  

This role offers an exceptional compensation package including a competitive salary, defined-benefit pension plan and Firm-paid health and dental benefits as well as Vacation, Personal & Sick Days, a Health Spending Account, and a Wellness Spending Account.  

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.   

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply here.    

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Expiry Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015