Family Law Paralegal | 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:

  • Prepare pleadings, motion records, mediation and conference briefs, factums, affidavits, and other court documents;
  • Record all billable and non-billable functions on a daily basis;
  • Utilize computer technology in an efficient and productive manner;
  • General office and clerical duties, including billable and non-billable functions; and
  • Other duties as required.

Every day will be dynamic and engaging. Part of your day-to-day tasks will include performing general office and clerical duties, including billable and non-billable functions, and other duties as required

  • Successful completion of paralegal diploma or equivalent, and 1-3 years’ experience as a family law paralegal;
  • Excellent technical skills and exceptional attention to detail;
  • Accurate and efficient data entry and keyboarding skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior client service;
  • Knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules; and
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

As a self-starter, you’re able to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative. Your willingness to learn and contribute to the team will also be highly valued.

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).