A Legal Assistant in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average salary of C$39,344 per year.

C$29,768 - C$56,119
C$30K
C$41K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$41,481
10%
50%
90%
C$14.54 - C$25.44
C$15
C$20
C$25
MEDIAN: C$19.52
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$56K
Salary C$29,768 - C$56,119
Bonus C$98.63 - 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$29,972 - C$55,921
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$14.54 - C$25.44
Overtime C$27.00
Annual Data C$0C$55K
Bonus C$98.63 - 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$29,972 - C$55,921
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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 by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$34,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 12 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲20%

▲19%

▼0%

National Average
C$42,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

National Average
C$42,000

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼4%

Filing Court Documents
▼5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Legal Document Review
▼9%





Legal Research
▼13%

▼15%

Scheduling
▼16%

Organizing
▼16%

▼18%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 33%