Summary Lawyer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a lawyer. The following information is applicable to all Lawyers and Quebec notaries (NOC 41101).
Lawyers and Quebec notaries advise clients on legal matters, represent clients before administration boards and draw up legal documents such as contracts and wills. Lawyers also plead cases, represent clients before tribunals and conduct prosecutions in courts of law. Lawyers are employed in law firms and prosecutor's offices. Quebec notaries are employed in notary offices. Both lawyers and Quebec notaries are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments and various business establishments or they may be self-employed. Articling students are included in this unit group.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in Canada
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