Legal Assistant Position – Dartmouth

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION

LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION

DARTMOUTH CRIMINAL OFFICE

 

Seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our Dartmouth Criminal Office.

Ideal Abilities and Skills

  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary paralegal/clerical certificate program or 5 years equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in a law office and have a good working knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures.
  • Ability to work independently, to take initiative and to use judgment in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.
  • The candidate should be proficient in transcription of dictation with excellent typing and communication skills, including attention to detail, accuracy and capacity to work under pressure of deadlines and multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment is an asset.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Salary Level

NSLAC Clerical Pay Scale (CL), plus benefits

Deadline for Applications

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Submit your resume with cover letter to:

Barry Whynot
Internal Operations Director
1701 Hollis Street, Suite 920
Halifax, NS   B3J 3M8
Barry.Whynot@nslegalaid.ca

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. We have an Employment Equity Policy and welcome applications from historically disadvantaged groups, including: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or resume.

While we appreciate receiving all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applications will be held in strict confidence.