Legal Assistant (Family)

September 11 2021
Industries Legal
Categories Family, Person, Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Charlottetown, PE

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Legal Assistant – Family – Charlottetown

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.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Working as part of a collaborative team, you will:

Prepare, review and edit a wide range of legal documents and correspondence of a confidential nature, transcribing dictation as needed, ensuring high quality, accuracy and comprehensiveness

Perform conflict searches, external searches, and process client intake forms.

Manage incoming and outgoing mail, e-mail, faxes and phone calls in a confidential, organized and efficient manner.

Establish and maintain a current calendar of events and a deadline reminder system for assigned lawyer(s) – arranges meetings and schedules appointments.

Prepare statements of account (pre-bills), receipts incoming cheques and requests outgoing cheques, prepare lawyer expense claims and close transactions.

Attend to the registration of partnerships and business names, extra provincial registrations, and limited partnerships

Record billable and non-billable time;

Other related duties as required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful completion of a Legal Assistant or Paralegal diploma or post-secondary training in a related field such as Business and two or more years of related experience;

Competency in the use of MS Office and comfortable learning new software;

Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service;

Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail;

Flexible, reliable and works well in a team environment; and

Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.

Cox & Palmer, Charlottetown office provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

Health, dental, life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, health and fitness allowance;

Group RSP

This position will remain posted until successfully filled. Qualified candidates who are interested in this position

should send a covering letter and resume to: Ella Kelly, Human Resource Manager Cox & Palmer – Charlottetown Office ekelly@coxandpalmer.com

Cox & Palmer is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network and Pride at Work Canada.

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