The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in Ottawa, Ontario is C$34,891 per year.

C$28,824 - C$44,090
C$29K
C$34K
C$44K
MEDIAN: C$34,469
10%
50%
90%
C$14.64 - C$18.00
C$15
MEDIAN: C$15.35
50%
C$0C$44K
Salary C$28,824 - C$44,090
Bonus C$197 - C$3,142
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$28,871 - C$43,880
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$15.35
Overtime C$27.00
Annual Data C$0C$43K
Bonus C$197 - C$3,142
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$28,871 - C$43,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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.

Legal Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Typing
▲1%

Document Preparation
▼0%

National Average
C$34,000

Drafting Correspondence
▼2%

Scheduling
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Client Interaction
▼2%

Filing Court Documents
▼2%

Administration
▼3%

Legal Document Review
▼3%

Filing
▼5%

Office Administration
▼7%

Organizing
▼12%

Accounting
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 40%