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Litigation Legal Assistant

Posted: 01/21/2020

Our Fredericton Office has an immediate opening for a Litigation Legal Assistant. Position is permanent, full-time.

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. At Cox & Palmer, our support staff is an essential part of our team effort to deliver outstanding service to our clients.

Cox & Palmer provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits:

  • Employer paid premiums for individual or family health and dental benefits;
  • Pension with matching employer contribution;
  • Employee assistance program; and
  • Annual fitness allowance.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain detailed and accurate client and administrative files;
  • Draft and process a high volume of legal documents and correspondence;
  • Proofread, data entry, photocopy, and other office related duties;
  • Maintain calendar, scheduling and organizing meetings, and assisting with client meetings;
  • Communicating in a professional manner with lawyers, team members and clients;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, often meeting tight deadlines, and ability to multi-task as well as reevaluate as needed; and
  • All tasks must be performed with a high degree of accuracy.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent proficiency in English, verbal and written communication (Bilingualism French/English considered an asset);
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a legal assistant role;
  • Legal Assistant or Paralegal diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Above average proficiency in Microsoft applications and typing skills;
  • Excellent proofreading, spelling and grammar skills;
  • Attention to detail coupled with strong organization and time management skills; and
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous litigation experience.
This position will remain posted until successfully filled. Qualified candidates who are interested in this position should email a covering letter and resume. 

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.

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

Cox & Palmer
Human Resources Manager
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