Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy
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www.fragomen.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy Paralegal Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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Paralegal Interview

Paralegal
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy in June 2012.

Interview Details – Slow hiring process. It took two weeks to get a call back to schedule a phone interview. I then I had a phone interview two weeks later. I had an in person interview 2 weeks after that. I got an offer almost two weeks after my in person interview.

Interview Question – What is your favorite holiday? (Seriously.)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Assistant Paralegal
Boston, MA

Interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy

Interview Details – I submitted a resume and within 2 weeks I had an interview set up. The interview process was easy and very casual. The individuals I met with were very laid back and we were able to converse easily. I enjoyed my interview process and felt very comfortable with the company culture. I really enjoyed the firm and the atmosphere there.

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Assistant Paralegal Interview

Assistant Paralegal
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy in August 2013.

Interview Details – Was interviewed once by an Associate Attorney. Was not asked too many questions beyond those asking be to elaborate on my professional experiences. The interviewer was more interested in explaining the position to see if it was one that actually a fit on my end (which I appreciated).

Interview Question – They aren't looking for people that will stay forever but are looking for those that will give a minimum commitment of a year (at least at the time of interview). I was asked whether or not I had taken the LSAT or GRE, a question which I truthfully replied no to, which I assume could have had an adverse effect had I taken them.   Answer Question

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Assistant Paralegal Interview

Assistant Paralegal
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy.

Interview Details – Off-campus interview while in undergrad. Invited back for an in-office interview and spoke to several attorneys and client services managers.

Interview Question – Walk me through your resume. Why do you want to be a paralegal? And, asked about the two year commitment.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Assistant Paralegal I Interview

Assistant Paralegal I

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy.

Interview Details – Called me the day after I applied and offered me the job very soon after my interview. Interviewed with three people, all asked similar questions. All very basic questions:why do you want to work here? attention to detail? etc. No curveballs and a lot of the interviewer talking.

Interview Question – Very basic "job interview-y" questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate, maybe should have.

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Assistant Paralegal I Interview

Assistant Paralegal I
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy in June 2011.

Interview Details – I submit my resume online, viz. a posting on Craigslist (for real) and didn't get a reply. Then I reached out to a friend I knew in the office to give my resume to HR, and I received an email to schedule an interview within a few days. After the phone interview (which was supposed ttake 15 minutes but took close to two hours), I was scheduled for an in person interview in their office. The interview was round robin style, with each manager and paralegal spending 15 minutes or so asking me questions. It took well over two hours. I was later asked to return to the office a few minutes later for the senior partner to meet with me, since he had been out of office when I came the first time. For my 3 hours of transit to and from the office, the partner spent about five minutes with me before telling me he thought I was a good candidate for the job, and he wanted to know if I'd give my word on my willingness to give 2 years of employment (at this at-will employer). I gave my word, said goodbye, and was called a few hours later by HR to give me a job offer by phone.

Interview Question – What do you think of Jesuits? (The senior partner has a Jesuit brother, and the question wasn't totally surprising in the context of the conversation.)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I should have asked for more. I didn't realize I was being offered a lower wage than I could have been paid until I was offered a slightly higher starting salary than I initially asked for.

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Assistant Paralegal Interview

Assistant Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy in August 2011.

Interview Details – Received VM from HR, called HR back and had a quick phone interview with basic questions - ie. "What is your greatest weakness?" - and scheduled in-person interview at that time. In-person interviews were two interviews with a panel of four interviewers each. Interviewers included partners, attorneys, supervising/managing paralegals. Questions were what you would expect - about interest in immigration law and law in general, resume/prior experience, law school.

Negotiation Details – There was no expiration date on offer...

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Assistant Paralegal Interview

Assistant Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy.

Interview Details – Spoke with recruiter in New Jersey first, and then was contacted by local HR manager for in-person interview.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in the field of immigration law? What do you know about immigration law?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no room for negotiation.

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Paralegal Interview

Paralegal
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy in June 2011.

Interview Details – The interview took two hours total with several sets of different groups coming in one after the other. First it was the Client Manager Paralegal and an attorney, then two attorneys, then HR and another attorney, then the managing partner, then the second managing partner, then the attorney that you would be assigned to (maybe), and finally the HR again. Not sure how they would interview someone with no experience, but for someone with a lot of experience they ask you to run through a specific case process. Some interviewers ask you general questions such as "what are your weaknesses?" or "describe a difficult situation at work and how you resolved it." The process never felt difficult, everyone was very nice and engaged.

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Negotiation Details – I negotiated (through a recruiter) the salary and was able to get them to raise the offer by over 10%. Know what you want, be honest, ask.

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Assistant Paralegal Interview

Assistant Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy in January 2011.

Interview Details – I found the Assistant Paralegal position through a university career center and they called me after three weeks I applied. I arrived 10 minutes early and was very impressed with the lobby area- friendly and welcoming receptionist greeted me and wished me luck on the interview. The firm branch had over 80 staff and is about 4 stories high. If you like taking the train to work, this location is right for you.

The interview structure was unexpected for I was put in room with two rounds of panel interviews consisting of executives and managers. It was surprising because the position that I had applied for is only an assistant role, so I expected no more than 2 person in the interview. It was a total of seven attorneys, executive director, and managers. It's nerve racking, but half of the battle is not looking like you're nervous. They called me a week to offer me the position with an entry level hour wage. I was disappointed in the offer since I have over six years of general business experience. Overall, I was really impressed with the team I met.

Interview Questions

  • What background or knowledge do you have that's related in immigration law?   View Answer
  • Asked me in details bullet for bullet on my resume and asked for examples?ex. what type of inquiries did you receive? give us an example of an email you answered.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – salary expectation was not met

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