Legal Assistant (Litigation) Job in Halifax for Cox Palmer |

Legal Assistant (Litigation)

June 28 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Administrative, Clerical, Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal, Litigation
Halifax, NS
Cox & Palmer is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN) and Pride at Work Canada.
Tammy Goodwin
Manager, Legal Support Services, Halifax, NS

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Legal Assistant (Litigation) | Halifax

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.

We are seeking a permanent, full-time experienced Legal Assistant to join our Halifax office to provide legal administrative support to lawyers in the Litigation practice group.


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, and assisting with client meetings;

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.


Minimum of 1-3 years' administrative experience in a legal environment, with experience in Litigation;

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.

Proof of full vaccinations against Covid-19 will be required.

This position will remain posted until successfully filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified candidates who are interested in this position should send a covering letter and resume to:

Apply now!