Law clerks help lawyers by preparing legal documents, maintaining files and conducting research.
Law clerks help lawyers by preparing legal documents, maintaining files and conducting research. You may work for law offices, legal departments of large companies, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial or federal courts, or government offices.
Generally, law clerks:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
0 - 2
years of work experience.
As a law clerk, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with clients, lawyers, other law clerks, court clerks and clerical and administrative staff. You need to read case law and rulings to determine if they are relevant and applicable to your case files.
Law clerks need good computer skills because you need to use the internet for research and prepare and file documents on computerized systems.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Some college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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