Legal Assistant (Float Team) Halifax

Legal Assistant (Float Team) | Halifax

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with the knowledge and experience clients rely upon for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking permanent, full-time experienced Legal Assistants to join the Float Team in our Halifax office, to provide legal administrative support to lawyers in various practice areas, including, but not limited to: Litigation, Insurance, Property, Corporate/Commercial and Employment & Labour.

Your required skills and knowledge include:

• Accurate preparation of correspondence and legal documents;
• Processing large volumes of documents, with ability to use technology to store and
organize emails and files diligently;
• Meeting deadlines, and ability to multi-task and reprioritize as needed;
• Processing daily emails, phone messages and time sheets;
• Maintaining detailed and accurate client and administrative files;
• Calendar maintenance, scheduling and organizing meetings, assisting with client
meetings, making travel arrangements and updating address books;
• Communicating in a professional manner with lawyers and team members;
• Providing overflow support and help to other assistants as time allows;
• Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum of 1 year administrative experience in a legal environment;
• Preference is given to those with related paralegal/legal assistant formal education;
• Strong competency in the usage of MS Office (particularly Word, and Excel), paired
with superior typing and dicta-transcription skills;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide
superior customer service;
• Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational
and time management skills;
• Excellent proofreading skills (ability to check typed material for grammatical,
typographical, spelling, word usage and formatting errors);
• The ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and
take initiative;
• The willingness to learn and contribute to the team.

Cox & Palmer provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

• Health, dental, life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, health and
fitness allowance;
• Group RRSP, pension and TFSA programs.

This position will remain posted until successfully filled. Qualified candidates who are interested in this position should send a covering letter and resume to:

Shirley Thomson
Human Resources Manager, Halifax, NS
halifaxrecruiting3@coxandpalmer.com

Link to Job Posting: https://coxandpalmerlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Legal-Assistant-Float-Team-HalifaxNS.pdf

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 04/30/2021