NOC 1242 – Legal administrative assistants



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.

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.

All Titles

  • administrative assistant – legal
  • administrative assistant, commercial law
  • administrative assistant, corporate law
  • administrative assistant, estate
  • administrative assistant, legal
  • administrative assistant, litigation
  • administrative assistant, real estate
  • administrative assistant, trademarks
  • collection legal assistant
  • commercial law administrative assistant
  • commercial law legal assistant
  • commercial law secretary
  • corporate finance legal assistant
  • corporate law administrative assistant
  • corporate law legal assistant
  • corporate law secretary
  • corporate records legal assistant
  • estate administrative assistant
  • estate secretary
  • family law legal assistant
  • foreclosures legal assistant
  • insurance legal assistant
  • labour law legal assistant
  • legal administrative assistant
  • legal assistant
  • legal assistant – criminal law
  • legal assistant, collection
  • legal secretary
  • legal stenographer
  • litigation administrative assistant
  • litigation legal assistant
  • litigation secretary
  • mortgage and real estate legal assistant
  • oil and gas rights legal assistant
  • real estate administrative assistant
  • real estate secretary
  • secretary, litigation
  • secretary, real estate
  • secretary, trademarks
  • tax legal assistant
  • trademark administrative assistant
  • trademark secretary
  • wills and estates legal assistant


  • By-law clerks (See 1452 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks)
  • Court recorders (See 1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations)
  • Paralegal and related occupations (4211)


Processing Time

Program Categories Online
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
61 Days
Visitor Record
98 Days
Super Visa 88 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
7 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
11 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 56 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 23 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 106 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
106 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
11 Months
Self-employed Immigration
50 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months
Start-up Visa
39 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
11 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
24 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
7 Months
PR Card
50 Days
PR Card Renewal
74 Days

Recent Posts


About Us

We are a licensed immigration company that can legally represent clients in applying for study, work, visitor visa and immigration in Canada. We are composed of a number of licensed immigration consultants approved by the Canadian immigration regulatory authorities. Our business categories include Canadian skilled immigration, express entry immigration, sponsorship immigration, and self-employed immigration. Our characteristics: sincere and attentive, professional and efficient, low prices, high success rate, transparent information.