Legal Assistant – Creditor Practice

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At BOYNECLARKE LLP, we're more than a dynamic, fast-growing law firm situated in downtown Dartmouth, offering breathtaking views of the Halifax Harbour. For over 50 years, we've cultivated an environment where our team members thrive, achieving both professional success and personal flexibility.

Our commitment goes beyond legal expertise. We understand the crucial role of work-life balance, health, and wellness. That's why we offer a range of opportunities, from social activities to financial literacy programs, fitness classes, and a wellness subsidy, ensuring our colleagues are supported in all aspects of their lives.

Join us in a workplace that fosters growth, values your well-being, and encourages professional success. Discover why BOYNECLARKE LLP isn't just a place to work—it's where you'll truly excel.

The Role
We are seeking a highly attentive professional who is detail oriented and is a master in managing concurrent priorities to join our Creditor Practice Team. Our ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills, is self-motivated, and values a rewarding career contributing to the success of one of the firm’s largest practice areas.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes:
Generous paid time off, including an Earned Day Off (EDO) program
Access to Free 24/7 Virtual Health Care
Excellent benefits (some fully paid by firm, some cost-shared)
RRSP matching program
Health and Wellness focus, including a wellness allowance
Flexible work-life integration with opportunity for limited hybrid work; and,
A casual dress environment.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
As a Paralegal in our Creditor Practice Team, you can find professional growth through ownership of your own workload; you make decisions, prioritize your work, and plan your day in a way that works for you. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Daily updating of file statuses via client systems (online highways) and internal document management system;
Communicating regularly with lawyers, clients, sub-contractors, and defendants;
Closely managing various deadlines based on applicable provincial legislation;
Preparing detailed calculations (such as interest rates, per diems, etc.) with respect to assigned accounts;
Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of client/file information within internal document management system, and;
A part of this role brings the opportunity to make a big difference in the life of a defendant or borrower by helping them navigate a difficult time with empathy, patience, and high-quality client service.

Qualifications and Skills
To be successful, you possess the following qualifications and skills:
Graduate of a Paralegal diploma program or equivalent combination of training and experience;
Experience with mortgage enforcement and/or debt recovery not required, but considered an asset;
Exceptional proofreading skills with ability to notice and fix grammatical, typographical, spelling, diction, and formatting errors;
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow instructions with minimal supervision;
Superior communication skills and the ability to deal directly with clients and defendants;
Strong ability to contribute to a positive and collaborative work culture;
Proven ability to manage time and demonstrated ability to handle multiple changing priorities in a deadline driven work environment;
Aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and making sound judgement calls; and,
Adept at using technology such as Outlook and the full Microsoft Office suite, and a talent for learning new computer programs quickly.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 03/31/2024