Legal Assistant (Float)

  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • May 27, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations.

The firm invests in its people, technology and its business to ensure the continued delivery of the quality service that clients have come to expect from the firm. Stewart McKelvey has earned a reputation as a leader in the profession and a supporter of the communities in which we live and work. Our forward thinking perspective results in outperforming expectations.

As a firm, we value diversity and are committed to providing a workplace that fosters a culture of awareness, appreciation and respect. It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorships and support. It is our belief that diversity and inclusion enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

Stewart McKelvey requires the skills and talents of a broad range of staff to meet its objectives. We offer full time permanent staff a challenging and progressive environment with a competitive compensation and group benefits package.

We are currently seeking a Legal Assistant (Float) to join our team based in our Halifax, NS office.

Start Date: June, 2019
Type of Position: Full Time, Permanent
Close Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Position Summary:

To provide high quality legal administrative support and assist in managing the practices of a partners and associates.

Candidate Profile:

  • Maintains high level of confidentiality;
  • Excellent legal, billing and administrative skills with the ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent attention to detail and superior proofreading skills;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products;
  • Above average word processing skills, particularly in Microsoft Word;
  • The ability to provide logistical support for projects;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • The ability to take initiative;
  • A keen desire to learn;
  • The ability to deal effectively with clients and have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours when required; and
  • Successful completion of a legal assistant, paralegal services or administrative program at the post-secondary level is preferred.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates can apply here.

To learn more about Stewart McKelvey please visit our website at

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

All candidates who are interviewed will be requested to complete a Predictive Index. Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check.

Stewart McKelvey is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process, such as an interview or testing, and who require accommodation should discuss their needs with the Recruiter.

No agencies please.

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