Legal administrative assistants

Legal administrative assistants

NOC
1242

Perform a variety of clerical duties in law offices, corporate legal departments, courts and government.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

48
 

Median Hourly Wage

$19.23
$14.77
Low
$30.00
High

Median Salary

$38,566
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

416
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

83%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Legal administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial and federal courts and government.

Main Duties

Legal administrative assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers
  • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage
  • Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer
  • Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents
  • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software
  • May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation
  • May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.

Also Known As

  • administrative assistant - legal
  • corporate law legal assistant
  • legal assistant
  • legal assistant - criminal law
  • legal secretary
  • litigation legal assistant
  • litigation secretary
  • real estate secretary
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college or other program for secretaries or legal secretaries is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

99.6%
Female
0.4%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

6.3%
15-24
18.9%
25-34
21.1%
35-44
25.3%
45-54
23.2%
55-64
5.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
18.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
69.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
12.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

91.4%
Professional, scientific and technical services
8.6%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

12.90%
Northeast
32.30%
Southeast
30.10%
Southwest
22.60%
Central
2.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$39,090
Northeast
$38,956
Southeast
$39,052
Southwest
$43,276
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$19.23
$14.77
Low
$30.00
High

Southeast

$19.23
$14.77
Low
$30.00
High

Southwest

$19.23
$14.77
Low
$30.00
High

Central

$19.23
$14.77
Low
$30.00
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$38,566

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$40,203

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$38,566

Newfoundland

$42,778

Prince Edward Island

$40,526

Nova Scotia

$40,908

Canada

$44,276
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

48
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

49
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

147
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

156