Legal Assistant | Halifax, NS

Legal Assistant | Halifax, NS

At Cox & Palmer, our goal is to foster unparalleled client relationships and deliver exceptional results. We don’t just provide legal services; we empower great people to make a difference.

Our mission is to create an environment where every member of our team, like you, can contribute to providing outstanding legal solutions and services, every time. Guided by our values of Integrity, Respect, Cooperation, Contribution, and Accountability, we’re creating a workplace that is not just a job, but a place where individuals can thrive and grow.

Our Halifax Office is now hiring for an experienced Legal Assistant.


The Role: Legal Assistant

As a valued member of our team, you’ll be entrusted with the accurate preparation of correspondence and legal documents and maintaining detailed and accurate client and administrative files.

Your days will be dynamic, filled with the satisfaction of managing and meeting deadlines, organizing meetings, filing documents with precision, assisting with client meetings, and maintaining open lines of communication with lawyers and other team members. In other words, you will be an integral part to ensuring the firm’s success.


What you Bring

You bring significant administrative experience in a legal environment with preference given to those with formal education in the paralegal/legal assistant fields. Previous Experience in Real Estate, Corporate Commercial, Litigation and/or Labor and Employment are considered an asset.

You possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to provide superior client service. Highly adept at MS Office (particularly Word and Excel), you also have strong proofreading, typing and dicta-transcription abilities. Your analytical skills, attention to detail, organizational prowess, and time management abilities will help ensure your success in the role.

Personally, you thrive when given the opportunity to take initiative and work independently, but also value a workplace built on teamwork and collaboration.

The Cox & Palmer Culture:

Joining our team means being part of a culture that values your well-being. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous paid vacation allowance, three flex days per year, paid sick days, and hybrid work options for many roles. We provide paid Health, Dental, and Life Insurance plans, annual Health and Fitness Allowance and an Employee and Family Assistance Program. With our Group Pension PlanGroup RRSP and TFSA programs, we invest in your future as you contribute to our collective success.

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

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 woman, 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.


This position will remain posted until successfully filled.

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).