The average salary for an Associate Attorney in Canada is C$75,097.
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Job Description for Associate Attorney
Associate attorneys are lawyers who usually have a minimal amount of experience in the field. Many are just out of law school and developing their careers. Associate attorneys typically start out under the guidance of an experienced attorney, assisting with cases and writing reports. After gaining experience, associate attorneys can move up in the ranks of a law firm and start taking on their own clients, and acting as the lead attorney in cases. Associate attorneys essentially do the same job a…Read more
Associate Attorney Tasks
- Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
- Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
- Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
- Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
- Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
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Popular Skills for Associate Attorney
Litigation Case Management
Legal Document Review
Skills in Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review, Client Interaction, Legal Research and Litigation Case Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Associate Attorney
An entry-level Associate Attorney with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$64,995 based on 13 salaries. An early career Associate Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,023 based on 160 salaries. A mid-career Associate Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$114,798 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Associate Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$118,847 based on 15 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Associate Attorney in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (19.8% more) and Hamilton, Ontario (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fredericton, New Brunswick (35.4% less), Halifax, Nova Scotia (20.1% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (7.6% less).
Years of Experience
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