Legal Assistant - Family Law
We are looking to hire an experienced, enthusiastic and organized Legal Assistant to join our Family Law Team. The successful candidate will be eager to learn and take on new challenges with a keen eye for detail and a focus on organization and efficiency.
Core Duties & Responsibilities:
-Communication to key parties as required;
-Responsible for maintaining lawyer schedule and agenda;
-Responsible for completing dictation, producing documents, correspondence and all follow-up work as directed;
-Responsible for maintaining up to date client files; both paper and electronic with the use of the in-house document management system, ProLaw;
-Involvement in special projects as required;
-Responsible for reviewing and prioritizing incoming mail, coordinate faxes and draft routine correspondence for lawyer review;
-Scanning, filing and organization of large files;
-Any other duties as required.
Required Skills & Knowledge:
-3-5 years experience working in Family Law is preferred;
-Graduate of a Legal Assistant or Paralegal Diploma program or the equivalent combination of training and experience;
-Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior client service with patience, empathy and understanding;
-Career minded and looking to develop and continue to build knowledge and skill;
-A motivated self starter that can also work well autonomously;
-A team player with a collaborative approach to problem solving;
-Excellent organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail;
-The ability to juggle multiple priorities is a must.
BOYNECLARKE LLP provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, life and dependent life insurance, Group RSP, EAP and Health & Wellness initiatives; salary to be commensurate with experience. We offer a friendly and professional work environment. Our offices are located in Metropolitan Place, 99 Wyse Road in downtown Dartmouth across the street from the Dartmouth Sportsplex. BOYNECLARKE LLP supports equity in employment and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply to our firm. Our website offers more information about our firm. Please reply in confidence to:
Human Resources Coordinator
P. O. Box 876
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z5