A Law Clerk in Vaughan, Ontario earns an average salary of C$50,676 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$30,588 - C$65,108
C$31K
C$44K
C$65K
MEDIAN: C$43,584
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50%
90%
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Salary C$30,588 - C$65,108
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,966
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C$30,625 - C$65,225
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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.

Law Clerk Job Listings

Key Stats for Law Clerk

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Law Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
C$44,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Client Interaction
▲21%

Document Preparation
▲18%

Filing Court Documents
▲16%

Drafting Correspondence
▲15%

Office Administration
▲14%

Legal Document Review
▲11%

Organizing
▲3%

National Average
C$44,000

Microsoft Word
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 30%