Lawyer Hourly Rates And The Average Cost Of Trials In Canada

Canadian Lawyer Magazine has released it’s 2016 national legal fees survey results. Of note are the following statistics:

  • The average cost of a two day trial is $25,517, which is 20% less than last year’s figure
  • The average cost of a five day trial is $56,963
  • The average cost of a seven day trial is $78,737
  • Brand new lawyers charge $211 per hour on average
  • Lawyers with five years of experience charge $280 per hour on average
  • Lawyers called to the bar before 1996 charge an average of $448 per hour

(Source http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/6046/The-going-rate.html Accessed 26 October 2016)

The full survey is available here.

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