C$107,351
Avg. Salary
C$170
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Trial Lawyer is C$170 per hour.

The average pay for a Trial Lawyer is C$107,351 per year.

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C$169.85
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MEDIAN C$169.85
C$58k
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C$107k
50%
C$256k
90%
MEDIAN C$107,351
C$58,326 - C$256,000
C$58K
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MEDIAN: C$107,351
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90%
C$0C$327K
Salary C$58,326 - C$256,000
Bonus C$0.00 - C$49,807
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$59,657 - C$327,349
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

Job Description for Trial Lawyer

Trial lawyers handle many of the functions of an attorney, and although they do argue cases in court, this is only a small percentage of their work on a daily basis. Due to ever-rising costs and court fees, trial lawyers should expect to do the majority of their work outside of the courtroom, fill out a variety of court-related documents, spend weeks and months reviewing potential clients and witnesses to interview, and meeting with other attorneys to discuss potential settlements for cases. Trial lawyers are also responsible for selecting jurors should their case go to trial, and they must always stay up-to-date with current laws and changes to laws as they occur. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential in this position.

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Trial Lawyer Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Trial Lawyer

Pay by Experience for a Trial Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Trial Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trial Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$102,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Trial Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$234,000 based on 6 salaries. A Trial Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$235,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-10%

National Average: C$119,083

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

Key Stats for Trial Lawyer

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Trial Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
▲97%

Late-Career
▲97%

National Average
C$119,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 22%