Legal Assistant (Float Team)

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:

Tammy Goodwin
Manager, Legal Support Services, Halifax, NS 
tgoodwin@coxandpalmer.com

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