Paralegal Interview Questions

Question 1 of 37

Tell me about a complex legal issue you had to analyze and solve before.

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User Answers
When I was doing the maritime insurance law course,
A man was being sentenced for life for weed which he claimed wasn't his so we had to meet with his friends and figure out the whole situation.

15 Paralegal User Answer Examples

  1. 1.

    Tell me about a complex legal issue you had to analyze and solve before.

  2. 2.

    Tell me about your legal experience.

  3. 3.

    Do you take criticism well? What if its from a senior partner?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    How do you take initiative at work?

  6. 6.

    What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?

  7. 7.

    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).

  8. 8.

    Please describe what you believe are the most important qualities or skills that a good paralegal must possess.

  9. 9.

    Tell me about your experience as a paralegal.

  10. 10.

    How do you manage your time?

  11. 11.

    When did you first become interested in law? Did you ever think you would try a career in it?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about how you keep organized.

  13. 13.

    Are you interested in attending law school in the future?

  14. 14.

    Please describe a time when you had a disagreement with an associate or a partner and how you resolved the disagreement.

  15. 15.

    What college courses did you favor the most?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    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.

  18. 18.

    What hours do you expect to work as a paralegal?

  19. 19.

    What are your long term goals as a paralegal?

  20. 20.

    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.

  21. 21.

    What motivates you to take initiative at work?

  22. 22.

    How would you handle an angry client?

  23. 23.

    What area of law appeals to you?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Describe how you carry out your day to day activities.

  26. 26.

    What qualifies you to be a paralegal?

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    What was your most challenging assignment at your last position?

  30. 30.

    What are you looking for in a company?

  31. 31.

    What are some of your strengths?

  32. 32.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  33. 33.

    Are you willing to work overtime?

  34. 34.

    Please describe some of the techniques you utilize to maintain good organization.

  35. 35.

    Why are you interested in being a paralegal?

  36. 36.

    Is this position a stepping stone to law school?

  37. 37.

    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?