The average pay for a Law Clerk in Kitchener, Ontario is C$45,637 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Litigation Case Management, Typing, Family Practice, Client Interaction, and Legal Document Review. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$29,655 - C$67,522
C$30K
C$46K
C$68K
MEDIAN: C$46,399
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50%
90%
C$12.12 - C$24.00
C$12
C$15
C$24
MEDIAN: C$14.69
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50%
90%
C$0C$67K
Salary C$29,655 - C$67,522
Bonus C$148 - C$4,102
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$27,903 - C$66,638
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 6 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$12.12 - C$24.00
Overtime C$24.00
Annual Data C$0C$66K
Bonus C$148 - C$4,102
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$27,903 - C$66,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 6 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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$33,000 based on 13 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$39,000 based on 32 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$50,000 based on 9 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$59,000 based on 18 salaries.

Key Stats for Law Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Law Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲16%

National Average
C$43,000

▼11%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲10%

Typing
▲8%

Family Practice
▲7%

Client Interaction
▲3%

Legal Document Review
▲1%


National Average
C$43,000

Legal Research
▼11%


Filing Court Documents
▼17%

Microsoft Word
▼18%


Organizing
▼19%

Real Estate
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%