An Entry-Level Paralegal / Legal Assistant earns an average salary of C$40,513 per year.

C$30,927 - C$49,591
C$31K
C$40K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$40,497
10%
50%
90%
C$12.94 - C$20.67
C$13
C$17
C$21
MEDIAN: C$17.49
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$30,927 - C$49,591
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,553
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$28,907 - C$49,338
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data C$0C$29
Hourly Rate C$12.94 - C$20.67
Overtime C$29.48
Annual Data C$0C$49K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,553
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$28,907 - C$49,338
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant) works in a law office for one or more attorneys to assist them in the execution of their practice. Many times a paralegal will be called upon to type written notes or transcribe recordings of meetings or telephone calls. A paralegal must also be organized and comfortable with research and document drafting; they also must have outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

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Paralegal / 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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Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Research
▲6%

Document Management
▲2%

National Average
C$39,000

Document Preparation
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 36%