Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Atherton Nicholson is seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join our team who would be part of a very busy work environment for six lawyers in downtown Dartmouth. Our areas of practice include: Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Wills & Estates. This position will begin as part time employment, with the possibility to move into a full time position as our needs change.

Education: Paralegal Certificate from an accredited post secondary institution is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities: Your duties would include, but are not limited to the following: greeting clients, sending and receiving couriers, answering telephones, sending and receiving emails, scheduling client meetings and court appearances, filing and file management, preparing correspondence and legal documents for distribution and scanning documents.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess competency in keyboarding, word processing and dictation. You are required to have excellent proofreading, spelling and grammar skills. If you have a knowledge of general accounting principles, we would consider this an asset.

We are looking for an individual who has superior organizational abilities, is detail-oriented and has strong prioritizations skills. You’re able to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative. You also must have a positive attitude and be willing to learn and contribute to a team environment.

You must be fair and impartial to all clients using a high degree of confidentiality while exercising your excellent interpersonal and communication skills when dealing with difficult people in complex, sensitive and stressful situations. Tact and discretion are essential.

To apply, please combine your cover letter and resume into one document and submit in confidence by email only to
Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 03/31/2021