Legal Assistant Opportunities (Various Areas of Law)
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 1137

Come work with us!
We are not your average law firm.

At Stewart McKelvey, we think: forward in a typically traditional field to outperform the expectations of our clients - and our employees. Our team members are the force that drives our business toward a modern, diverse and innovative future.

Our goal is not to replicate what we have, but to continue to invest in new talent who contribute their diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences. At Stewart McKelvey, you are welcome to bring your whole unique self to work.

In return, we offer a culture that supports flexible work arrangements, mental and physical wellness and we provide a competitive compensation and benefits package. A few things we offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions, including work from home options
  • A generous vacation allowance, as well as two "flex days" per year
  • Top rate flexible health and dental plan
  • Group Retirement Plan with employer contribution matching
  • An annual wellness allowance, for a broad range of eligible expenses, such as fitness memberships and fees, fitness equipment, general health & wellness support, personal development courses, home office expenses
  • A "Dress for your Day" policy
  • Assistance for continuing education
  • Social events and staff retreats
  • A positive and fun work environment where we value inclusion and mutual respect

If this sounds like a work environment you'd thrive in, you might be a great fit for our team!

The Opportunity

At Stewart McKelvey, we are always excited to hear from talented people with legal assistant experience. Our Legal Assistants work with a team of lawyers and other legal administrative professionals to support practices in a variety of areas of law, including Corporate, Litigation, Property, Labour & Employment, and other practice areas. If you have experience in a law firm or legal environment, or have recently graduated from a legal administrative or paralegal program, we would be happy to consider you for an opportunity with the firm.

Our legal administrative professionals are responsible for a variety of tasks ranging from drafting documents, handling client correspondence, file management, billing-related tasks, calendar management, scanning/ photocopying/ binding, and a variety of other duties depending on the role.

If you are interested in being considered for a legal administrative opportunity with Atlantic Canada's largest law firm in our Halifax, NS office, we want to hear from you!

Our Focus on Inclusion

We believe that diversity and inclusion not only enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients, but contributes to a better workplace for our staff through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorships and support.

Stewart McKelvey is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process, such as an interview or testing, and who require accommodation should discuss their needs with the Recruiter.

Interested Candidates:

Please Note: We require that all members of the Stewart McKelvey team be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

For security purposes, applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter and any other accompanying application documents in PDF format.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.

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About Stewart McKelvey

With offices in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John and St. John's, Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada's largest full-service law firm with a reputation for generating results. We believe in not only solving our clients' problems, but preventing issues from arising in the first place. By always thinking: forward, we bring the most valued expertise to clients by solving business challenges, avoiding future risks and identifying new opportunities.
We are committed to being leaders in the practice of law by responding to market trends, harnessing technological innovations and adapting processes for greater efficiencies. Our work environment is fast-paced, challenging and rewarding. We strive to attract, develop and engage high caliber individuals who are committed to helping shape and achieve our vision. By empowering employees and valuing diversity and inclusion, we are able to provide the highest quality of service our clients have come to expect. We continually invest in our people, technology and business practices to ensure the success of our Firm and our clients.

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