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Legal Assistant - Family Law

Dartmouth, NS
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Paid Time Off
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Discover the BOYNECLARKE LLP Advantage
At BOYNECLARKE LLP, a prestigious law firm located in the heart of downtown Dartmouth, you'll find more than just breathtaking views of the Halifax Harbour. For over 50 years, we have been committed to fostering an environment where professionals thrive—balancing professional success with personal well-being.


  • Professional and Personal Growth: We promote a culture of continuous learning and development, ensuring every team member has the opportunity to excel.
  • Work-Life Balance: Our flexible scheduling and generous paid time off ensure that your career grows with your personal needs.
  • Health and Wellness Focus: From fitness classes and wellness subsidies to free 24/7 virtual healthcare, we prioritize the health of our employees.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy excellent benefits, including fully employer-paid options, cost-shared plans, and an RRSP matching program.
  • Dynamic Work Environment: Experience a modern workplace with a casual dress code, fostering a comfortable and productive atmosphere.
  • Community Engagement: We strengthen our commitment to the community with programs like volunteer time, employee-driven initiatives, and monthly giving to charities chosen by our employees.

Core Responsibilities

As Legal Assistant within our Family Law Team your responsibilities will include:

  • Finalizing transactions procedure in Closing Folders
  • Reviewing and prioritizing incoming and outgoing mail/couriers, coordinating faxes, and scanning/copying documents;
  • Processing, updating, and tracking PDF files; including page organization & replacement, version control, integration with DocuSign, and sharing/storing across multiple locations in collaboration with internal and external clients;
  • Drafting routine correspondence for lawyer review;
  • Transcribing dictations using appropriate format, producing documents, correspondence, and all follow-up work as directed;
  • Answering client inquiries, taking care of drop-in clients/cold calls, and communicating with key parties in a timely manner;
  • Booking client meetings, etc., and maintaining lawyer schedule and agenda;
  • Conducting client intake, completing conflict searches, and opening new client files;
  • Maintaining up-to date and accurate electronic and paper client files with the use of a document management system;
  • Processing large volumes of documents with ability to use technology to store and organize files diligently; and,
  • Assist other Family Law team members as needed.

Key Skills

The ideal fit for this role requires the following combination of qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Graduate of a Legal Assistant/Paralegal diploma program or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Detail oriented and meticulous
  • Proficient in thinking critically and solving problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven ability to manage time and demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to be self-motivated and autonomous
  • Excellent team player who contributes positively to team culture
  • Adept at using technology such as Outlook and the full Microsoft Office suite, and a talent for learning new computer programs quickly
  • Knowledge of Athennian, Closing Folders, and ProLaw an asset

Here, you won't just find a job—you'll find a career and a community. If you're ready to contribute to a team that values your expertise and supports your professional journey, apply today and discover where your skills can take you! We will be accepting applications until May 17, 2024.

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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 (and they have for over 50 years!).

Get the Help You Need

Whether you are looking for legal services for you or your business, BOYNECLARKE LLP can help. Since our large, well-established firm is equipped to assist with everything from divorce and personal injury to government relations and complex business transactions, we can handle just about any case in-house.

A Strong Team

At BOYNECLARKE LLP, you will benefit from the support of a talented, hand-picked team. With more than 50 lawyers on staff, we are able to help you find the right professional experience and knowledge to meet your needs. You'll also have access to an open, caring and responsive support staff made up of more than 120 people.

Putting You First

Everything we do at BOYNECLARKE LLP is driven by our desire to provide you with the best possible service. Simply put, you come first and everything else we do falls in line - because we make all of our decisions with your best interests in mind.

TAGLaw Member

BOYNECLARKE LLP is a member of TAGLaw, a global alliance of high-quality, independent law firms, providing a full range of legal services to clients all over the world. Founded in 1998, TAGLaw quickly rose through the ranks, and today is one of the world's largest legal networks. For more information on our TAGLaw membership please click here.