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Maples and Calder Interview

28 Questions and Answers Written by Ryan Brunner

Written on June 20th, 2019 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 28
To ensure that our clients here at Maples and Calder are served in the best way possible, our staff must ensure that they are up to speed on all state and federal laws. How do you stay in touch with changes to local, state and federal tax laws?
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How to Answer
While your years of education and experience in the field of tax law have prepared to you to work with the clients of Maples and Calder, your interviewer is looking to hear that you do what is necessary to stay up to date on changes in tax laws. Talk about the ways that you keep yourself educated and up to date in the field and make sure to speak with passion to your interviewer to show a true and genuine interest in your field.

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Question 2 of 28
Some of our business here at Maples and Calder is representing companies in collective bargaining agreements. What experience in the collective bargaining process would you bring to the team here?
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Unionization throughout many industries has brought forth the need for employment attorneys to assist in representing organization's at the bargaining table. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear what experience you have in this realm so be prepared to talk in detail about the important and necessary aspects for helping the organization you are representing to meet all of their business objectives during the negotiation. Talk about the importance of communication and fact finding in your answer to demonstrate that you will bring those qualities to the organizations that you will represent.

Question 3 of 28
Working with clients here at Maples and Calder entails the need for strong finance and accounting principles. Why is this important and what will you bring to the team here in this realm if hired?
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In the legal field surrounding tax law, attorneys work side by side with accounting and finance departments to ensure that laws and regulations are adhered to from the company's perspective. Because of this, representatives from Maples and Calder must have working knowledge of finance and accounting departments and their principles to be as successful as possible. Talk about the importance of speaking knowledgeably about these principles and pull from your experience and education to explain why you'll be able to do this.

Question 4 of 28
What would make you a great trial advocate if you were to join the team here at Maples and Calder?
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The decision to work for Maples and Calder will put you in the middle of a team of very experienced and dedicated individuals who strive to succeed when cases go to trial. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear what your key qualities, traits and/or experiences are that will make you key player on their team for their clients. This question gives you the opportunity to talk yourself and your abilities up a bit, so be sure to prepare to speak about what sets you apart from your competition for this position.

Question 5 of 28
Do you have any particular areas of wage and hour laws that particularly interest you?
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A large firm like Maples and Calder often prefers staff to sub-specialize to be of best use to clients as subject matter experts. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to gauge your familiarity with the different aspects of wage and hour laws and where you find your abilities are best suited. There are no right or wrong answers for this question as your interviewer will be looking to see what clients you will best be suited in representing if hired for the position.

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Author of Maples and Calder Answers and Questions

Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
Published: 06/20/2019

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