Legal Assistants Interview Questions

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How has your education prepared you to work for us?

Legal Assistants Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How has your education prepared you to work for us?

  2. 2.

    How familiar are you with the law we practice at our firm, or the law I specialize in?

  3. 3.

    Are your grades a good indication of your academic achievement?

  4. 4.

    How do you check your work for accuracy?

  5. 5.

    What two or three things are most important to you in a job?

  6. 6.

    What goals, other than those related to your legal career, have you established for yourself for the next 10 years?

  7. 7.

    Can you give me an example of a situation where you demonstrated an eye for detail?

  8. 8.

    What are the main components of a case file and what steps are carried out to file a case?

  9. 9.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  10. 10.

    Do you work well under pressure?

  11. 11.

    Tell us about a time you had to handle a difficult client.

  12. 12.

    Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

  13. 13.

    What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness?

  14. 14.

    Which areas of law are you most interested in?

  15. 15.

    What qualities do you feel are most important for a successful legal assistant?

  16. 16.

    How has your college degree prepared you to work in this firm?

  17. 17.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  18. 18.

    How can you contribute to our firm?

  19. 19.

    What are your long and short range career goals and objectives?

  20. 20.

    How would you describe yourself?

  21. 21.

    What have you learned from the other attorneys/paralegals you've spoken with today?

  22. 22.

    What subject did you like the most at school? Why?

  23. 23.

    Why did you leave your last position?

  24. 24.

    What type of work environment would allow you do to your best work?

  25. 25.

    Do you understand the impact you, even as a legal assistant, will have on the lives of our clients?

  26. 26.

    What are you doing to better yourself as a Legal Assistant?

  27. 27.

    Can you give me an example of a situation where you needed to deal with multiple priorities at once and how you deal with it?

  28. 28.

    How do you deal with sensitive or confidential information?

  29. 29.

    How do you manage your research work considering there is so much to look through?

  30. 30.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Legal Assistant?