Mid-Career Legal Assistant in Melbourne, Victoria Salary (Australia)

A Mid-Career Legal Assistant in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$61,202 per year.

AU$45,958 - AU$69,037
AU$46K
AU$61K
AU$69K
MEDIAN: AU$61,202
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50%
90%
AU$22.00 - AU$26.84
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$24.98
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AU$0AU$69K
Salary AU$45,958 - AU$69,037
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$44,814 - AU$68,327
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data AU$0AU$51
Hourly Rate AU$24.98
Overtime AU$52.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$68K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$44,814 - AU$68,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



▲4%

National Average
AU$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 86%