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Chief Operating Officer - Cox & Palmer (Filled)

Chief Operating Officer, PEI

Where law is practised, and relationships are perfected.

200 lawyers strong, with 165 years of experience serving Atlantic Canadians, Cox & Palmer is a full-service regional firm providing advice to individuals and businesses in a broad range of sectors across all major industries.

One of the largest full-service law firms in Atlantic Canada, Cox & Palmer is recognized and celebrated as a leading firm, owing its stellar reputation to its talented and uncompromising legal professionals, leadership, and supporting team. The firm continues to grow as it remains steadfast in prioritizing client service and delivering timely legal solutions built on a deep understanding of clients’ needs. Cox & Palmer’s Prince Edward Island partnership attracts, develops, and retains the very best legal talent, featuring 32 lawyers supported by a team of 55 legal and administrative staff located in 4 offices throughout the province, each committed to outstanding legal service.

Reporting to the Managing Partner, PEI and accountable to PEI’s Partners, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) plays a critical role in the strategic and operational management of the firm. Enabling Cox & Palmer’s PEI professionals, the COO is a key contributor to the firm’s successful delivery of exceptional legal services to valued local, national, and international clients. Leveraging regional and industry best practices and an innovative mindset, the COO collaborates with PEI’s Partners to help set the direction and vision for the organization and is responsible for executing and delivering on the objectives set out in the strategic plan. They oversee and align people, processes, and resources that ensure operational excellence, with overall responsibility for finance, human resources, marketing and business development, information technology, administration, and facilities. The COO fosters a culture of continued growth and impact, with a focus on maintaining and growing excellent relationships with clients and other key stakeholders.

The successful candidate has an undergraduate degree in the field of business administration, law, or related field, coupled with 5 or more years of experience in a leadership role within a corporate environment. Candidates may bring applicable skills and experience from outside of the legal services sector, while experience working within a legal or professional services environment is considered an asset. The ideal candidate is self-starting, proactive, and thoughtful. They are an exceptional communicator, a consensus builder adept at cultivating strong relationships, building high-functioning teams, and are skilled in influencing a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following underrepresented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these underrepresented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Cox & Palmer will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the application, interviewing or selection process, please contact Erica Pirnie at

Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Greg Dickie in confidence at or Erica Pirnie at

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring and entrepreneurial spirit.

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