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1. What qualities do you feel are most important for a successful legal assistant?
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List of Legal Assistants Interview Questions
  1. What qualities do you feel are most important for a successful legal assistant?
  2. Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  3. What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness?
  4. Which areas of law are you most interested in?
  5. How do you check your work for accuracy?
  6. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  7. How has your college degree prepared you to work in this firm?
  8. How can you contribute to our firm?
  9. What are your long and short range career goals and objectives?
  10. What two or three things are most important to you in a job?
  11. How would you describe yourself?
  12. What have you learned from the other attorneys/paralegals you've spoken with today?
  13. What goals, other than those related to your legal career, have you established for yourself for the next 10 years?
  14. Are your grades a good indication of your academic achievement?
  15. Can you give me an example of a situation where you demonstrated an eye for detail?
  16. What type of work environment would allow you do to your best work?
  17. What are the main components of a case file and what steps are carried out to file a case?
  18. Do you understand the impact you, even as a legal assistant, will have on the lives of our clients?
  19. Why did you leave your last position?
  20. How do you manage your research work considering there is so much to look through?
  21. Tell us about a time you had to handle a difficult client.
  22. How familiar are you with the law we practice at our firm, or the law I specialize in?
  23. How do you deal with sensitive or confidential information?
  24. 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?
  25. How has your education prepared you to work for us?
  26. What subject did you like the most at school? Why?
  27. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Legal Assistant?
  28. What are you doing to better yourself as a Legal Assistant?
  29. How do you handle stressful situations?
  30. Do you work well under pressure?
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Legal Assistants Information
December 4th, 2014

Although lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for legal work, they often delegate many of their tasks to paralegals. In fact, paralegals?also called legal assistants?are continuing to assume new responsibilities in legal offices and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. Nevertheless, they are explicitly prohibited from carrying out duties considered to be within the scope of practice of law, such as setting legal fees, giving legal advice, and presenting cases in court.
bls.gov/oco/ocos114.htm
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