An Experienced Legal Assistant earns an average salary of C$52,681 per year.

C$39,731 - C$63,603
C$40K
C$52K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$52,137
10%
50%
90%
C$17.76 - C$31.17
C$18
C$23
C$31
MEDIAN: C$23.36
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$64K
Salary C$39,731 - C$63,603
Bonus C$195 - C$3,394
Profit Sharing C$1,900
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$39,558 - C$64,441
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,085
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$17.76 - C$31.17
Overtime C$18.80 - C$52.38
Annual Data C$0C$64K
Bonus C$195 - C$3,394
Profit Sharing C$1,900
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$39,558 - C$64,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 176

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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$52,285

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 23%