Legal Assistant

The Law Office of H. Edward Patterson
Position: Legal Assistant
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Term: Maternity Leave- Effective February 2020
Salary: To be determined, commensurate with experience, for 37.5 hours of work per week

The Law Office of H. Edward Patterson is a full-service law firm, with a focus on Criminal Defense.

Required Skills:
• Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma or other related education OR Business Administration program OR two or more years of experience as a legal assistant
• Superior computer skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook
• Strong time management skills with ability to manage and prioritize workflow and multiple deadlines
• Exceptional organizational skills and detailed oriented
• Excellent communication, typing, proof reading, grammar and spelling skills
• General knowledge of the Land Registration System and Property Online
• Ability to maintain expert level of confidentiality and professionalism is crucial
Responsibilities:
• Manage incoming correspondence and phone calls
• Drafting outgoing correspondence and court documents including Affidavits
• Closely manage scheduling of appointments, court dates and deadlines
• Collection of information
• Maintain filing and file management
• Accounts Receivable
• Accounts Payable
• Transcription
• Interact with clients, court officials and service providers
• General office administration ie: bank reconciliations,

The successful candidate will display the ability to work independently, take initiative on file work and to use good judgment in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity. Qualified candidates who are interested in this position should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: sara@heplaw.ca. We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 01/31/2020