Legal Assistant | St. John’s, NL

Legal Assistant | St. John's, NL

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.

We are seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to join our St. John’s team who will provide legal administrative support to our lawyers.


Working as part of a collaborative team, your primary responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the administrative side of the lawyers’ practice;
  • Preparing, reviewing and editing a wide range of legal documents and correspondence of a confidential nature, and ensuring high quality, accuracy and comprehensiveness;
  • Managing documents including creating and maintaining a filing system; opening and closing files in a timely fashion;
  • Performing conflict searches, external searches, and processing client intake forms;
  • Managing all incoming and outgoing mail, e-mail, faxes and phone calls in a confidential, organized and efficient manner;
  • Establishing and maintaining a current calendar of events and a deadline reminder system as well as reviewing court diary systems;
  • Preparing initial statements of account and lawyer expense claims and submitting documentation for third party electronic billing systems;
  • Preparing and maintaining client records and assisting in management of key clients; and
  • Other related administrative duties as assigned.
  • Successful completion of an Office Administration program with a focus of Legal Assistant or Paralegal;
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working as a Legal Assistant. Previous Experience in Real Estate, Corporate Commercial, Litigation and/or Labor and Employment considered an asset; and
  • Strong organizational skills, understanding of the importance of client relationships, willing to take initiative, and ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 3, 2023

Please submit a resume and covering letter to:

Steve Clark

Scotia Centre,
Suite 1100, 235 Water St,
St. John’s, NL A1C 1B6

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 diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network, Pride at Work Canada, and an Employer Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.