Recent or Potential Grads: Legal Support Clerk

  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: April 24, 2024

Legal Support Clerk – Halifax, NS

Stewart McKelvey

Come work with us!

We are not your average law firm.

At Stewart McKelvey, we think: forward in a typically traditional field to outperform the expectations of our clients – and our employees. Our team members are the force that drives our business toward a modern, diverse and innovative future.

Our goal is to invest in talent who contribute their diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences. At Stewart McKelvey, you are welcome to bring your whole unique self to work

In return, we offer a culture that supports flexible work arrangements, mental & physical wellness, opportunities to continue to develop professionally and collaborate with others, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

A few things in particular that we offer to our team include:

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions, including work from home options
  • A generous paid time-off package including vacation time, sick time and “flex days”
  • Group Retirement Plan with employer contribution matching
  • A top rate flexible health and dental plan
  • An annual wellness allowance, for a broad range of eligible expenses, such as fitness memberships and fees, fitness equipment, general health & wellness support, personal development courses, and home office expenses
  • A “Dress for your Day” policy
  • Assistance for continuing education
  • Social events and staff retreats
  • A positive and fun work environment where we value inclusion and mutual respect

If this sounds like a work environment you’d thrive in, we may have just the right opportunity for you!

We are currently seeking a Legal Support Clerk to join our team based in our Halifax, NS office.

Type of Position:        Full-Time, Permanent

Close Date:                 Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Opportunity:

An integral member of our administration team, the firm’s Legal Support Clerks are responsible for file management and assisting our legal assistants with various lawyer specific tasks.

In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and closing of various files, assisting with file opening, and physical filing and indexing. In regards to file management, Legal Support Clerks are tasked with scanning files, pulling duplicate documents, retrieving files from storage, and delivering files throughout the office.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for saving files in our online document management system, entering and reviewing Lawyer time, compiling court filings, drafting basic client correspondence, and booking meeting rooms and vendors, among other tasks related to file management. This position may be required to move or lift heavy items on occasion.

If you have experience in an office environment, the ability to problem solve and have a high degree of organization and attention to detail, we want to hear from you!

Our Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We believe that diversity, equity & inclusion not only enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients, but also contributes to a better workplace for our team through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

It is our mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorship and support.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an interview and who require an accommodation are encouraged to speak with a member of the recruitment team and discuss what we can do to better support them during this process. 

Interested Candidates:

For security purposes, applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter and any other accompanying application documents in PDF format

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted and any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check.