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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS Administrative and Clerical Experienced Full-time

McInnes Cooper is seeking a Legal Assistant in our Halifax office. The incumbent will be responsible for providing high quality administrative support for a small group of busy lawyers and will be a proactive member of our cross-border law team.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

As a liaison between the Firm and clients, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Assist in managing team workflow for client matters and marketing efforts, including the maintenance of a detailed work delegation process, tracking deadlines and following-up with key contacts and team members
  • Take part in team planning meetings by taking effective meeting minutes and following up on action items
  • Provide calendar management including planning, organizing, and coordinating: meetings, conference calls, and events including making appropriate logistical arrangements
  • Correspond and communicate on behalf of the lawyers, and complete client invoicing
  • Assist with cross-border team business development initiatives including team blog maintenance, and marketing efforts through social media¬†
  • Conduct industry research and share relevant materials with team members
  • Collaborate with Marketing department to coordinate client events
  • Liaise with Accounting department to establish client rates and arrange for billing
  • Other duties as assigned

What you'll need

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

  • Minimum of three years experience providing administrative support
  • Business Administration Degree or related education
  • Excel in a demanding, high-pace environment, be highly detail-oriented, and be flexible to changing priorities
  • Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and has a genuine interest in keeping up to date with the newest technology
  • Exceptional communication skills, a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism
  • Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be strong team player and have high personal integrity
  • Previous experience in a corporate law firm is preferred

We're looking for

Core Skills

Highly detail oriented Flexible to Change Priority Management Priority Setting New technology Exceptional People Skills Exceptional technology skills Microsoft Office Professionalism Team Player

A little bit about us

McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 20 largest business law firms in Canada. We serve clients across North America and abroad from six offices in Halifax, St. John?s, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown. With 200 lawyers and over 300 professional resources, we are positioned to offer clients a range of legal and business services. We provide services to industry-leading clients in every major sector and with experience in all jurisdictions.

MC Culture

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environmental. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.

Diversity & inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

This role offers an exceptional compensation package including a competitive salary, defined-benefit pension plan and Firm-paid health and dental benefits, Health Spending Account, Wellness Spending Account as well as Vacation, Personal & Sick Days.