Employment & Labour Lawyer | Halifax, NS

Join a team dedicated to delivering outstanding client service.

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with the knowledge and experience clients rely upon for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment.

We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service.


  • Mentorship in a friendly and welcoming environment;
  • Work in an interesting, rewarding, and ever-changing area of the law;
  • An inclusive culture that values diverse perspectives and equitable opportunities;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package;
  • Working with highly skilled support staff; and
  • Flexible work arrangements.

Our Halifax office is currently seeking a Lawyer to join our Employment & Labour practice group.

  • Day-to-day strategic advice on a variety of labour and employment matters including discipline, terminations, application of several different pieces of legislation, human rights matters, labour arbitrations employment contracts.
  • Providing client advice, develop appropriate labour relations and litigation strategies, and preparing written and oral arguments.
  • Drafting and providing legal advice in relation to negotiating settlement and/or severance agreements.
  • Drafting and negotiating employment policies and contracts.
  • Four + years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated excellent advocacy, conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication skills;
  • Strong research and writing skills and demonstrated ability to navigate complex issues;
  • Proven effective client and practice management skills;
  • Self-motivated and can work independently but also values working collaboratively; and
  • Experience independently handling arbitrations considered an asset.

Candidates must be a member in good standing with a Canadian Law Society and should submit a resume and covering letter detailing relevant practice experience.


This posting will remain open until filled.

Jillian Gorbold, Director of Professional Talent

We thank all candidates for their interest in Cox & Palmer; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Cox & Palmer is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is a member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, Pride at Work Canada and the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN).