The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Legal and Justice

About The Opportunity

Owing to McInnes Cooper's growth strategy, we are currently seeking an experienced Litigation Associate to join our thriving litigation team in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The litigation team provides highly diversified litigation services to a broad range of clients with a wide variety of interesting and sophisticated matters. Lawyers appear at every level of court in the Atlantic Provinces, and in the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada. As well, regularly appearing at all levels of administrative and regulatory tribunals, and in arbitrations and mediations. As a litigation lawyer, you will provide litigation and dispute resolution services and advice to an array of clients, conduct legal research and provide legal opinions, and maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise in areas of law including statutes, case law, legal proceedings, and trends.

About You

The ideal candidate is exceptionally client-focused and an effective communicator. With a strength in efficiency and time management, you will be responsible for managing your own files, while working alongside other litigation team members. You will have a minimum of 4 to 7 years of litigation experience in one or more of the following areas: general/civil litigation, commercial litigation, estate litigation, insurance defense, and construction/engineering litigation. A background in these areas would be considered an asset. The successful candidates must also have strong analytical, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and must possess a strong drive to succeed.

Working With Us

McInnes Cooper believes work experience is correlated with rewarding life experiences. McInnes Cooper provides rewarding experiences focused on personal and professional development through inclusive and positive interactions with colleagues, mentorship from experienced legal and business professionals, exposure to a variety of interesting clients, and opportunities to engage with our communities through unique volunteerism and pro bono work.

McInnes Cooper recognizes the integration of work and life and offer a number of benefits and perks to support their members, such as flexible work arrangements, professional development and conference opportunities, industry leading group benefits program, wellness financial support, interest-free student loan program and much more.

McInnes Cooper is committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive, representative of the communities in which we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through our on-line application process.

As part of the recruitment process, MC will provide accommodation(s) to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process with us, please contact Melissa Dean at [email protected].

We're looking for

Core Skills

Client-focused Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent time management skills Outstanding interpersonal communication skills Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities Organized with Strong Analytical Abilities Team-oriented Collaborative Environment Innovative solutions Business Process Improvement

A little bit about us

McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest law firms in Canada and a member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients from Canada and abroad, the firm continues to thrive through its relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation. With an integrated team of 220 lawyers and over 250 professional resources across seven offices in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's and Sydney, McInnes Cooper is positioned - both in size and experience - to offer clients a full range of legal services.

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.

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.

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 environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.