Legal Assistants Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Legal Assistants interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why did you leave your last position?

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List of 30 Legal Assistants Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Why did you leave your last position?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    How has your education prepared you to work for us?

  4. 4.

    Are your grades a good indication of your academic achievement?

  5. 5.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness?

  8. 8.

    How do you deal with sensitive or confidential information?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    How would you describe yourself?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    How can you contribute to our firm?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    Do you work well under pressure?

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    Which areas of law are you most interested in?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    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?

  24. 24.

    Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    How do you check your work for accuracy?

  29. 29.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  30. 30.

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