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Top 10 Assistant Attorney General Interview Questions

Why do you want a career as an assistant attorney general?
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The public defender's office provides an opportunity to advocate for those in need in a collegial environment. While I have learned a lot about practicing law over the past couple years in private practice, it has also taught me the importance of doing what one enjoys and that the time spent day-to-day will become your career.
Question 2 of 13
Why are you the best assistant attorney general for us?
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In addition to my background in public policy, I believe my creativity and problem-solving skills as an attorney can provide great value to this office. With all due respect to the approaches that are well-accepted in this office, I believe my diverse interests beyond the legal realm can offer unique solutions and perspectives that would improve this office.
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My litigation skills, and self starting nature.
Question 3 of 13
What excites you the most about a career as an assistant attorney general?
Question 4 of 13
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?

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Question 5 of 13
Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
Question 6 of 13
How well do you work with people?
Question 7 of 13
What have your achievements been to date?
Question 8 of 13
Why should we hire you?
Question 9 of 13
What was your biggest disappointment as an assistant attorney general?
Question 10 of 13
What was your greatest accomplishment as an assistant attorney general?
Question 11 of 13
How do you handle stress and pressure?
Question 12 of 13
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
Question 13 of 13
What do you feel is the most important skill an assistant attorney general should possess?

About Assistant Attorney General

August 17th, 2017

Assistant Attorney Generals or Assistant Attorneys work in several different offices at various levels of government. Assistant Attorney Generals are often hired to help district attorneys, state attorneys and public defenders. The exact duties that an assistant attorney general performs depend on whether they are working in a state attorney's, district attorney's or public defender's office. Generally, they conduct the necessary legal research, handle routine legal issues and argue cases for the plaintiff or defendant.

Becoming an assistant attorney general has extensive educational requirements. After completing your bachelor's degree you will have to take the LSAT or Law School Admission Test and complete three years of law school. You must pass the written bar exam to be licenced in the state in which you wish to practice. It takes a minimum 7 years of post-secondary education to meet the educational criteria for an assistant attorney general job. In addition to the education requirements, you must also be detailed oriented and organized and have strong communication, research and problem-solving skills.

At your interview for an assistant attorney general job, your interviewer will ask questions that will help them assess your legal knowledge as well as your research skills, oral and written communication skills and your attention to details. The best way to impress your prospective employer is to go for the interview well prepared. You can do this by practicing your answers to assistant attorney general mock interview questions.

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