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St. John's, NL
Legal and Justice
Entry Level
Full-time

Do you enjoy working in a team environment? Are you an enthusiastic and experienced legal administrative professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Do you excel in providing exceptional client service while working in a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative team environment in which you learn everyday?

McInnes Cooper is seeking a motivated and proactive Legal Assistant to join our Litigation Legal Support Services team in our St. John's office for a full-time permanent position. The incumbent will be responsible for providing high quality administrative support for a group of litigation lawyers within an innovative team support model; working to ensure all clients receive the highest level of service.

As a Legal Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Working in a team environment assisting in the daily functions of a litigation practice group;
  • Ensuring our lawyers' practices are organized efficiently, and that clients' expectations are consistently exceeded;
  • Being creative, sharing ideas, learning from others and sharing your skills and knowledge; and,
  • Challenging yourself and your team every day; and having fun while doing so!

The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma or other related education;
  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal preferably within the litigation field. Experience in litigation law would be considered an asset;
  • Excel in a demanding, high-paced team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and flexible to changing priorities;
  • Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and a genuine interest in keeping up to date with the newest technology;
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism; and,
  • A positive attitude and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.

Our team members have access to:

  • Defined-benefit pension plan;
  • Firm-paid health and dental benefits;
  • Health spending account;
  • Personal spending account (wellness);
  • Time for you:
    • Including vacation, personal, and sick days.
  • Balancing life:
    • Work from home / Flex work options available for many team members.
  • Our Team - we can't say enough about our people! You will be part of a collaborative, collegial, respectful, and caring team; and,
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a variety of teams including Collective Social Responsibility, Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Special Events and so many 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 online 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 at Amanda Walker at [email protected] or 902.455.8153.

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.