Legal Support Services Coordinator
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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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 to invest in 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 & physical wellness, opportunities to continue to develop professionally and collaborate with others, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

A few things in particular that we offer to our team include:

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions, including work from home options
  • A generous paid time-off package including vacation time, sick time and "flex days"
  • Group Retirement Plan with employer contribution matching
  • A top rate flexible health and dental plan
  • 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, and 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, we may have just the right opportunity for you!

We are currently seeking a Legal Support Services Coordinator to join our team in our Halifax, NS office.

Type of Position: Full-Time, Permanent

Close Date: Friday, June 2, 2023

The Opportunity:

Working closely with the Manager, Legal Support Services, our Legal Support Services Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support and assisting in the general day-to-day organization of the office's Legal Assistants and Legal Support Clerks.

In particular, our Legal Support Services Coordinator will provide assistance by way of document preparation, scheduling meetings, expense reconciliation, file management responsibilities, departmental calendar management, and processing / tracking of vacation requests, absences from work, and overtime requests for the office's legal support services team.

The successful candidate will also provide support to the Manager, Legal Support Services with the recruitment, onboarding and development of new legal support services team members, creating and maintaining various databases & spreadsheets, as well as various other special projects and responsibilities, as assigned.

If you are an administrative processional, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a high level of attention to detail when it comes to planning, organizing and prioritizing, we want to hear from you! Experience working in legal administration and/or human resources administration would be considered an asset.

Our Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

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

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

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an interview and who require an accommodation are encouraged to speak with a member of the recruitment team and discuss what we can do to better support them during this process.

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

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 and any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check.

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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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