Paralegal Mock Interview

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

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What motivates you to take initiative at work?

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List of 30 Paralegal Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What motivates you to take initiative at work?

  2. 2.

    How do you maintain your attention to detail when completing repetitive tasks?

  3. 3.

    What was your most challenging assignment at your last position?

  4. 4.

    What do you consider to be the most important qualities or skills that a good paralegal must possess?

  5. 5.

    Why are you interested in being a paralegal?

  6. 6.

    What college courses did you like the most?

  7. 7.

    Do you have experience filing documents with the courts (for litigation) or secretaries of states (for transactions)?

  8. 8.

    Why are you interested in a position in the legal industry?

  9. 9.

    Have you needed to resolve a disagreement that you had with an associate or a partner?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about your legal experience.

  11. 11.

    Tell me a little bit more about your work at your last position. How did you handle assignments, schedules, various tasks, etc.?

  12. 12.

    What experience do you have as a paralegal?

  13. 13.

    What are some systems or techniques you use to stay organized at work?

  14. 14.

    What experiences do you have that are related to being a paralegal?

  15. 15.

    What area of law appeals to you?

  16. 16.

    Are you interested in attending law school in the future?

  17. 17.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  18. 18.

    If a lawyer gives you an assignment at 4:50 p.m. and needs it by tomorrow morning but that it's not overtime billable, how do you handle the situation?

  19. 19.

    Paralegals are essential to the legal team working on a trial or transaction. How do you see your role working on a team?

  20. 20.

    How do you manage your time?

  21. 21.

    What are some of your strengths?

  22. 22.

    What do you foresee as the toughest challenges you will face if hired?

  23. 23.

    What are you looking for in a company?

  24. 24.

    Are you firm with people? This job requires it. Give me a professional example of a situation where you stood your ground.

  25. 25.

    How would you handle a colleague who wasn't doing their fair share of the work?

  26. 26.

    What are your long-term goals as a paralegal?

  27. 27.

    How do you carry out your day-to-day activities?

  28. 28.

    What hours do you expect to work as a paralegal?

  29. 29.

    How would you handle an angry client?

  30. 30.

    Do you take criticism well?