Entry-Level Legal Assistant in Edmonton, Alberta Salary (Canada)

An Entry-Level Legal Assistant in Edmonton, Alberta earns an average salary of C$40,452 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job.

C$31,472 - C$49,423
C$31K
C$40K
C$49K
MEDIAN: C$40,357
10%
50%
90%
C$14.19 - C$25.25
C$14
C$20
C$25
MEDIAN: C$19.87
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$51K
Salary C$31,472 - C$49,423
Bonus C$0.00 - C$3,020
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$31,410 - C$51,329
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data C$0C$49
Hourly Rate C$14.19 - C$25.25
Overtime C$10.88 - C$49.67
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$3,020
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$31,410 - C$51,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Research
▲17%

Filing Court Documents
▲10%

Office Administration
▲10%

Client Interaction
▲6%

Drafting Correspondence
▲3%

Typing
▲2%

Document Preparation
▲1%

Administration
▲1%

Scheduling
▼0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
C$41,000

Legal Document Review
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Organizing
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Filing
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%