A Late-Career Legal Assistant in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average salary of C$50,980 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents, Office Administration, Document Preparation, and Administration.

C$44,774 - C$62,463
C$45K
C$55K
C$62K
MEDIAN: C$55,491
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50%
90%
C$16.00 - C$24.00
C$20
MEDIAN: C$20.00
50%
C$0C$65K
Salary C$44,774 - C$62,463
Bonus C$2,000
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$41,031 - C$65,264
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$20.00
Annual Data C$0C$65K
Bonus C$2,000
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$41,031 - C$65,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
▲12%

Office Administration
▲8%

Filing Court Documents
▲8%

Document Preparation
▲3%

Administration
▲1%

National Average
C$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 29%