Legal Assistant (Litigation) - McInnes Cooper

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Are you an experienced legal administrative professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity?  Do you excel in providing exceptional client service while working in a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative team environment in which you learn everyday?

McInnes Cooper is seeking a motivated and proactive Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Legal Services team in our Halifax office for a full-time permanent position.  The incumbent will be responsible for providing high quality administrative support for a group of litigation lawyers within an innovative team support model; working to ensure all clients receive the highest level of service.


As a Legal Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  •  Working in a team environment assisting in the daily functions of a litigation practice group;
  • Ensuring our lawyers’ practices are organized efficiently, and that clients’ expectations are consistently exceeded;
  • Being creative, sharing ideas, learning from others and sharing your skills and knowledge; and,
  • Challenging yourself and your team every day; and having fun while doing so!


The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma or other related education;
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal preferably within the litigation field;
  • Excel in a demanding, high-paced team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and flexible to changing priorities;
  • Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and a genuine interest in keeping up to date with the newest technology;
  • Exceptional communication skills, a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism; and,
  • A positive attitude and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.



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.

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


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Expiry Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019