Paralegal - Personal Injury & Litigation
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 122
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Why this role?

We are seeking a highly motivated, adaptable, and organized individual to join BOYNECLARKE's Personal Injury Practice Team. Our ideal candidate has the ability to anticipate needs, is solution-minded, thinks critically, has impeccable attention to detail, and genuinely enjoys Personal Injury and Litigation, with an interest in continued learning and development. As a Paralegal on the Personal Injury team, you will be working in a highly collaborative environment focused on delivering exceptional client service.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

As a Paralegal, your responsibilities will include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Draft and prepare pleadings, litigation disclosure and other court documentation
  • Filing court documents with the court and arranging/overseeing service of these documents;
  • Keep files up to date with notes from both internal/external meetings and teleconferences to which the Paralegal participates with the lawyer;
  • Review files and provide file status summaries and suggested action plans for the lawyer;
  • Draft correspondence with respect to various legal and file issues under lawyer's review and supervision);
  • Assist lawyer with contacting and interviewing witnesses;
  • Monitor and track all civil procedure deadlines;
  • Review, vet, and flag relevant information in file documents for lawyer's review;
  • Assist lawyer with legal research;
  • Assist lawyers with clients' Section B and disability claims;
  • Other paralegal and incidental administrative duties as required from time to time.

Qualifications and Skills

To be successful, you possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Graduate of a Paralegal diploma with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in litigation or/personal injury, or combined relevant years' experience;
  • Preference to candidate with previous experience in Personal Injury and/or Litigation;
  • Ability to think critically, utilize experience to make judgment calls, with a solution-minded approach to work;
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to anticipate, plan, and adapt to shifting priorities;
  • Excellent proofreading, editing, and writing skills, with the ability to produce highly accurate documentation;
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision;
  • Proven ability to be self-motivated and accomplish work efficiently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service;
  • Technically adept using Outlook and Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and an aptitude for learning new computer programs quickly;
  • Familiarity with using Westlaw and other legal research platforms;
  • Propensity for contributing to a positive and collaborative culture;


We are a dynamic, fast-growing, full-service law firm located in downtown Dartmouth with spectacular views of the Halifax Harbour. We understand that the success and well-being of our clients and our colleagues is often rooted in our shared community, which is why we are deeply invested in giving back. We strengthen and support our commitment to community through various programs and initiatives including volunteer time programs, employee-driven initiatives, and monthly community giving to employee-selected charities. We also understand that work-life integration, health, and wellness play an important role in our team's ability to be successful and maintain a vibrant working environment. Through social activities, financial literacy programs, fitness classes, wellness subsidy program, and committee-driven initiatives, our colleagues thrive at BOYNECLARKE.

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