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Do you take criticism well? What if its from a senior partner?
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How do you manage your time?
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Paralegals are a vital piece of any legal team working on a trial or transaction. Please describe how you see your role in such a team.
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How do you take initiative at work?
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When did you first become interested in law? Did you ever think you would try a career in it?
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Tell me about a complex legal issue you had to analyze and solve before.
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What hours do you expect to work as a paralegal?
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What are your long term goals as a paralegal?
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What do you foresee as the toughest challenges you will face if hired?
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What are you looking for in a company?
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A number of a paralegal's responsibilities can involve menial tasks. Please describe how you maintain your attention to detail when completing tedious and repetitive tasks.
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What college courses did you favor the most?
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Tell me about your legal experience.
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How would you handle an angry client?
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What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?
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What area of law appeals to you?
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Tell me a little bit more about your work at your last position. How did you handle assignments, schedules, various tasks, etc,.
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Describe how you carry out your day to day activities.
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What qualifies you to be a paralegal?
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Please describe a time when you had a disagreement with an associate or a partner and how you resolved the disagreement.
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How would you handle a working partner who wasn't doing their fair share of the work?
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Are you firm with people? This job requires it. Give me a professional example of a situation where you stood your ground.
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What was your most challenging assignment at your last position?
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What motivates you to take initiative at work?
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Are you interested in attending law school in the future?
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What are some of your strengths?
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How would you describe your work ethic?
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Tell me about how you keep organized.
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Are you willing to work overtime?
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Tell me about your experience as a paralegal.
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Please describe what you believe are the most important qualities or skills that a good paralegal must possess.
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Please describe your experience working and filing documents with the courts (if litigation background) or working and filing documents with secretaries of states (if corporate background).
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Please describe some of the techniques you utilize to maintain good organization.
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Why are you interested in being a paralegal?
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Is this position a stepping stone to law school?
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If a lawyer gives you an assignment at 4:50 p.m. and says that he needs it by tomorrow morning but that it's not overtime billable, how do you handle the situation?
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What experiences do you have that are directly related to a paralegal?
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