Family Law Legal Assistant | Halifax, NS

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.


As part of a team-focused environment, your role will be to:

  • Preparation of accurate correspondence and legal documents;
  • Processing large volumes of documents, with ability to use technology to store and organize emails and files diligently;
  • Meeting deadlines, and ability to multi-task and reprioritize as needed;
  • Processing daily emails, phone messages and time sheets;
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate client and administrative files;
  • Calendar maintenance, scheduling and organizing meetings, and assisting with client meetings;
  • Communicating in a professional manner with lawyers and team members;
  • Providing overflow support and help to other assistants as time allows; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ administrative experience in a legal environment, with experience in Family Law;
  • Preference is given to those with related paralegal/legal assistant formal education;
  • Strong competency in the usage of MS Office (particularly Word and Excel), paired with superior typing and dicta-transcription skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service;
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent proofreading skills (ability to check typed material for grammatical, typographical, spelling, word usage and formatting errors);
  • The ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative; and
  • The willingness to learn and contribute to the team.

Cox & Palmer provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A generous paid vacation allowance;
  • Three flex days per year;
  • Paid sick days;
  • Hybrid work options for many roles;
  • Firm paid Health, Dental, and Life Insurance plans;
  • Group Pension Plan with employer matching contributions;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program;
  • An annual Health and Fitness Allowance; and
  • Group RRSP and TFSA programs.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We understand the value that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace brings to our people, our clients, and the communities we serve.

We welcome and encourage applications from persons who identify as women, visible minorities, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community/people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations.

Applicants from these equity-priority groups may self-identify in their application.

In the course of the hiring process, candidates are entitled to seek necessary accommodations. We urge candidates who are invited for an interview and need specific accommodations to engage in a conversation with our recruitment team to explore how we can best support them during this process



The deadline to apply is June 8th, 2024.

If this sounds like you, please provide us with a resume along with a cover letter to explaining how your experience and skills can help us achieve our mission.

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).