C$46,719
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$1,014

Profit Sharing

C$1,831

Commission

C$5,000

A Law Clerk earns an average salary of C$46,037 per year.

C$31,508 - C$69,421
C$32K
C$47K
C$69K
MEDIAN: C$46,719
10%
50%
90%
C$12.95 - C$28.34
C$13
C$19
C$28
MEDIAN: C$18.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$69K
Salary C$31,508 - C$69,421
Bonus C$207 - C$4,976
Profit Sharing C$515 - C$5,817
Commission C$5,000
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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C$30,703 - C$69,359
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,142
Hourly Data C$0C$51
Hourly Rate C$12.95 - C$28.34
Hourly Tips C$0.21
Overtime C$14.79 - C$51.33
Annual Data C$0C$69K
Bonus C$207 - C$4,976
Commission C$5,000
Profit Sharing C$515 - C$5,817
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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C$30,703 - C$69,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 501

Job Description for Law Clerk

A law clerk's primary function is to perform research for a judge pertaining to legal issues before their court; they may work at the federal, state or municipal levels. Specific tasks performed by law clerks include drafting memoranda and opinions, preparing files for hearings and providing other support to judges as hearings are underway. They also review briefs to ensure they are accurate, as well as provide advice to the judge and others on their team related to cases.

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Law Clerk Tasks

  • Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases.
  • Deliver or direct delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action, serve copies of pleas to opposing counsel.
  • Review and file pleadings, petitions and other documents relevant to court actions.
  • Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval and use by attorney.
  • Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files and case correspondence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Law Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 666 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 356 salaries. An experienced Law Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$55,000 based on 310 salaries. A Law Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 187 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$45,665

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Law Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Law Clerk?

Law Clerk in Sarnia:
"Great job for organized, detail-orientated people."
Pros: My employer is what I like most about my job. It's much easier to love your job when you work for a firm that has similar personal and professional integrity.
Cons: It can be a high stress and emotional job sometimes, especially in family law.

Law Clerk in Peterborough:
Pros: Everyone in the office is super nice and they get along very well.
Cons: The training is very minimal and it doesn't help me qualify for anything higher.

Law Clerk in Westport:
Pros: Flexibility with hours, casual work environment.
Cons: Very stressful, high level of responsibility on law clerks.

Law Clerk in Toronto:
"Exciting."
Pros: Interaction, brainstorming, legal issues.
Cons: Stress level.

Law Clerk in Waterloo:
"Legal Culture."
Pros: The people I work with, the interesting files, the pace.
Cons: Sometimes stressful deadlines, the court,

Law Clerk in North Bay:
"Very stressful, under-paid..."
Pros: Boss is away most of the time.
Cons: Underpaid, overstressed...

Law Clerk in Toronto:
"Busy!"
Pros: I'm always learning and every file is different and requires a different strategy.
Cons: Sometimes it is so busy, and the work is so back-logged that it is hard or impossible to take your allotted vacation time.

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Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 434 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Law Clerk Salaries

▲31%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
C$46,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 434 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%