New Job Legal Assistant In Nova Scotia

Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Barteaux Labour & Employment Lawyers Inc. is a boutique labour and employment law firm representing private and public sector employers throughout Atlantic Canada. We are the Atlantic Canada member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of labour and employment lawyers.

We are seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to team with two lawyers in the firm. The individual should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently in a busy law practice.

This role involves professionally interacting with other staff, clients and third parties, managing schedules and files, preparing correspondence, briefs, and other documents. We offer the latest in technology, great office space and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Experience in a law firm is an asset, but candidates who have comparable experience in another field and who are competent with programs such as Word and Excel and who are comfortable learning new software programs will be considered.

Job Title: Legal Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Assigned Lawyers

Job Purpose: The position will include preparing correspondence, reports, and other documents; managing and responding to emails and phone calls; scheduling appointments, mediations, arbitrations, and discoveries; coordinating client activities (booking meeting rooms, answering phones, and greeting clients); organizing and maintaining client files; dictations.

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required:

  • A Legal Assistant certificate is preferred, however, varying combinations of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Work and experience with Document Management is an asset along with an understanding of litigation and eDiscovery procedures.
  • Excellent transcription and proof-reading skills.
  • Be highly organized and pay meticulous attention to details.
  • An adaptive learner with an aptitude for computers and various software programs.
  • Effective communication, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making and project management skills.
  • Collaborator providing exception levels of service to clients, lawyers, and colleagues.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and remain productive within a time-sensitive and challenging environment.
  • Exhibit common sense, patience, and a sense of teamwork.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who enjoy a challenge and want to be part of a small, exciting law firm.

Jo-Ann Melanson, Chief Administrative Officer


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • legal assistant: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-05-15
Expected start date: 2023-05-22