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Top 30 Legal Assistants Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
What qualities do you feel are most important for a successful legal assistant?
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Question 1 of 30
What qualities do you feel are most important for a successful legal assistant?
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"I feel that the most important qualities for a legal assistant to have would be a keen eye for detail, strong time-management and strong communication skills. You must have these to be successful in this career. I have managed to fine tune these skills over the years and can confidently say that I have these abilities."
This is a good opportunity to talk about your soft skills and why they make you a good fit for the position.
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Question 2 of 30
Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
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"I do enjoy working as part of a team. I am productive in both a team and independent environment. Do you offer a strong team environment here, or are you more individually task driven?"
This is an important question to answer in a positive and slightly neutral way. Unless you know for sure if this firm offers a highly collaborative team environment, you want to avoid answering in a way that paints you into a corner.
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Question 3 of 30
What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness?
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Question 4 of 30
Which areas of law are you most interested in?
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Question 5 of 30
How do you check your work for accuracy?
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Question 6 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 7 of 30
How has your college degree prepared you to work in this firm?
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Question 8 of 30
How can you contribute to our firm?
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Question 9 of 30
What are your long and short range career goals and objectives?
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Question 10 of 30
What two or three things are most important to you in a job?
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Question 11 of 30
How would you describe yourself?
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Question 12 of 30
What have you learned from the other attorneys/paralegals you've spoken with today?
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Question 13 of 30
What goals, other than those related to your legal career, have you established for yourself for the next 10 years?
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Question 14 of 30
Are your grades a good indication of your academic achievement?
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Question 15 of 30
Can you give me an example of a situation where you demonstrated an eye for detail?
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Question 16 of 30
What type of work environment would allow you do to your best work?
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Question 17 of 30
What are the main components of a case file and what steps are carried out to file a case?
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Question 18 of 30
Do you understand the impact you, even as a legal assistant, will have on the lives of our clients?
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Question 19 of 30
Why did you leave your last position?
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Question 20 of 30
How do you manage your research work considering there is so much to look through?
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Question 21 of 30
Tell us about a time you had to handle a difficult client.
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Question 22 of 30
How familiar are you with the law we practice at our firm, or the law I specialize in?
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Question 23 of 30
How do you deal with sensitive or confidential information?
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Question 24 of 30
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?
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Question 25 of 30
How has your education prepared you to work for us?
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Question 26 of 30
What subject did you like the most at school? Why?
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Question 27 of 30
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Legal Assistant?
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Question 28 of 30
What are you doing to better yourself as a Legal Assistant?
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Question 29 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 30 of 30
Do you work well under pressure?
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Top 10 Legal Assistant Interview Questions, selected from 30 questions by our visitors. Created on March 1st, 2016

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