Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Burchell MacDougall LLP is a full service law firm with offices in Truro, Halifax, Wolfville and Elmsdale. We require 2 legal assistants for our Truro office, one with experience in family law, and the other in litigation. 

flexible locations
work/life balance
career fast-track
benefits + perks

The role will include:

  • preparing correspondence and legal documents
  • managing incoming correspondence and emails
  • communicating in a professional manner with clients, courts and others
  • maintaining organized and complete client files
  • preparing legal accounts
  • calendar maintenance, scheduling and organizing

Qualifications and skills:

  • two years’ prior family law or litigation experience in a law firm (preferred)
  • completion of paralegal educational program (preferred)
  • strong computer skills
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • excellent  analytical  skills  with  attention  to  detail
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • excellent proofreading skills
  • ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative
  • willingness to learn and contribute to the team

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance and fitness allowance
  • RRSP savings program. 

Please direct cover letter and resume in confidence to L. Hyndman, Director of Finance & Administration by email at

Burchell MacDougall LLP
P.O. Box 1128
Truro, N.S. B2N 5H1

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