Berry Appleman & Leiden Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014
12 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Law Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden.

    Interview Details

    Simple, comfortable, quick turnaround. Interviewed by the head paralegal who was professional and cordial. I was asked a lot of questions about any previous immigration experience, no matter how insignificant.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Immigration Assistant/Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward process. Submitted my resume and cover letter after adding some key job descriptions and I was contacted by their HR team. Had to submit additional documents such as a writing sample, and I was then asked to schedule an in person interview.

    I met with the senior associate and the senior paralegal who were looking to replace someone on their team. The interview itself was mainly behavioral, with little to no knowledge needed of immigration law. They just wanted to see if I was a right fit for their team. Also, there is a writing test after the interview which tests your analytic, grammatical, and proof-reading skills (nothing difficult).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Legal Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had an interview with the HR Coordinator and was approved to go on to the next round of interviews. After that, I was invited to interview with two attorneys about the project. No details were conveyed and very little in specifics were identified. But they just asked what type of work would I be interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to get involved in Immigration work now?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Their firm is like a sweatshop and interns aren't respected for anything other than how well they can do it the BAL way.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden.

    Interview Details

    Saw an ad on craigslist, applied online, they called me in for an interview - 3 women interviewed me, asked me basic questions about my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected - just connect your resume to what they're looking for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Immigration Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position off Craigslist and was contacted by an HR representative to set up an interview with 3 attorney's at the Dallas office. They all asked standard interview questions and were friendly which made the interview very natural. Then shortly after my first interview I was invited back for a second one which was with two co-workers which focused on similar standard interview questions (i.e. do you have immigration experience? Why do you want to work here? How organized are you? What's an accomplishment you are proud of?) After that I took a written assessment asking me if two things are the same or different and circle it if it's different or the same. Then I had a reading comprehension section which asked me questions about what i read. Finally, I had to circle if words were misspelled and the correct definition.

    Interview Questions
    • Overall I found oddly enough the co-worker interview the most difficult since they seemed very tense.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied from Craigslist, contacted within a week, and interview scheduled.

    Reasons for Declining

    BAL partner contacted my current employer before I responded to offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Immigration Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden.

    Interview Details

    Applied through CL and spoke with HR to schedule an in person interview. Sat through 4 rounds of interviews (2 with HR and 2 with attorneys).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Immigration Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I learned about the opportunity through a mutual friend, but they also advertise on Craigslist. This is a good job for a recent college graduate. After submitting my resume and cover letter, I was contacted to schedule an interview. I met with two attorneys individually, as well as 2 paralegals. They basically ask you to talk about your experience and background and why you're interested in the job. They may ask you typical interview questions- nothing too scary. You don't need immigration experience, just a good academic background, interest in the job, and a good personality. Come prepared with questions for the attorneys and paralegals. You also take a straightforward test of basic legal words and spelling.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of management style do you prefer? Do you work better in a team or individually?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Immigration Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was required to take a spelling assessment, where I had to circle misspelled legal terms and then circle the best definition selection out of 3 choices for each word listed. Furthermore, the assessment also judged your attention to detail, which you must decide whether two sentences listed are the same or different. In the midst of all of this, I also interviewed with about 8 different people in between finishing my assessment, which i found to be a little excessive. However, the company culture seemed very relaxed for a law firm and everyone dressed business casual. I think I interviewed well, but i did not know some of the legal jargon, which is why I think I wasn't offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • what is your favorite color, holiday, animal? Tell me a story using all 3?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Berry Appleman & Leiden in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Excellent benefits but there seems to be a bad vibe.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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