A Mid-Career Law Clerk in Kitchener, Ontario earns an average salary of C$41,395 per year.

C$28,666 - C$53,352
MEDIAN: C$44,365
Salary C$28,666 - C$53,352
Bonus C$750
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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).
C$29,856 - C$59,807
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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.


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Law Clerk Salaries

National Average

Document Preparation

Client Interaction

Drafting Correspondence

Job Satisfaction

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 22%