Legal Assistant, Family Law - Sydney, Nova Scotia

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Khattar & Khattar are looking for a Legal Assistant to fill a full time position in the area of Family Law commencing immediately.
Significant experience working in a family law practice and a good working knowledge of legal terminology, family law rules, documentation, and court procedures is required. The following skills and abilities are essential:
  • Initial drafting of documents such as Applications to the Court, Financial Statements, and Property Statements;
  • Accuracy in working with columns of numbers and preparing spreadsheets;
  • Preparation, issuance, and arranging for service of documents and Subpoenas;
  • Tracking status of case through the Court with regard to filing deadlines etc.;
  • Obtaining information from new clients and contact with clients as directed.
The successful candidate will also display the following:        
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative on file work and to use good judgment in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity; ability to "manage" a busy practice as directed;     
  • Excellent typing, oral, grammar, spelling, and written communication skills, including attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple competing priorities; ability to work under pressure;        
  • High degree of organization and pride in work; good attitude and willingness to improve;        
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge and facility with programs including PCLaw and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to learn and use Quicklaw.
This is a full-time position with a health/dental benefits package.  Salary will commensurate with experience.  Please submit applications prior to October 4. 
Please apply in confidence to:  Sherri Coffin - Fax 902-562-7147 or email
Expiry Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019