The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant is C$37,663 per year.

C$29,246 - C$47,874
C$29K
C$38K
C$48K
MEDIAN: C$37,920
10%
50%
90%
C$12.75 - C$22.49
C$13
C$17
C$22
MEDIAN: C$16.51
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$48K
Salary C$29,246 - C$47,874
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,011
Profit Sharing C$500
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).
)
C$28,739 - C$48,164
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,093
Hourly Data C$0C$38
Hourly Rate C$12.75 - C$22.49
Hourly Tips C$1.63
Overtime C$13.33 - C$38.69
Annual Data C$0C$48K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,011
Profit Sharing C$500
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).
)
C$28,739 - C$48,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 802

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.

Read More...

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$37,118

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Legal Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Research the Work."
Legal assistant is a fancier way of stating secretary to a lawyer. The job is rarely as interesting as I was led or believed it would be.

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
"Learn "Outside the Box""
Take the "outside the box" approach to your career. Just because something is not "part of your job description" does not mean that you should not learn it. You never know when that bit of information will be useful and employees notice.

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Most lawyers are extremely difficult people to work for."
Learn to have a thick skin and always look out for yourself.

Legal Assistant in Newmarket:
"Know what you are worth."
Know what you are worth and never compromise yourself for your career. Always make sure you are productive and fulfilled in your career.

Legal Assistant in Edmonton:
Get used to your being bounced around a lot.

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
"Career Path."
Make sure you come with common sense, school smarts can only take you so far in this industry.

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
Work hard and be conscientious, never say "that's not part of my job description". Going over and above what is expected of you - offer to assist others when you're not busy. Continually learn new programs, software, etc.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 476 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries





National Average
C$37,000

Document Preparation
▼1%

Organizing
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%




▼3%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 476 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 29%