Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission - Legal Assistant

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Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our HRM Family Office.

Ideal abilities and skills:

  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary paralegal/clerical certificate program or 5 years equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in a law office and have a good working knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures.
  • Ability to work independently, to take initiative and to use judgement in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work in a colloborative team setting.
  • Excellent typing and communication skills, including attention to detail and accuracy and capacity to work under pressure of deadlines and multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment is an asset.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Prior work experience in a legal setting is an asset.

Salary Level: NSLAC Clerical Pay Scale (CL)

Deadline for Applications: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Submit your resume to:
Barry Whynot, Internal Operations Director
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS   B3J 3M8
Email:  Barry.Whynot@nslegalaid.ca

NSLA has an Employment Equity Policy and preference may be given to those who self-identify from historically disadvantaged groups. While we appreicate all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Expiry Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016