Orrick Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Orrick.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by staff and attorneys. Fair questioning process and everybody is very friendly. They make sure that you meet everybody you would potentially work with. Everything seems very harmonic amongst each other. Not sure if that is just show but it seemed real.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions at all. Standard questions. Mostly they talk about their work and what they expect from you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Orrick.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was typical of other law firms. There was an initial screening interview, followed by a call-back within a few weeks. The call back interview involved meeting with about 5 attorneys for 30 mins each. Topics were similar to what other law firms would ask, but the firm really pays attention to whether you will fit the culture and personality of the firm. Following the 1:1 interview, there was a lunch with 2-3 younger associates.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to discuss any of your published work or any law review note you may be working on.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Corporate Services Group Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Orrick.

    Interview Details

    It wasn't clear after my first interview that I had been selected as a candidate until the background questionnaires began to arrive. Onboarding felt very disorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • When I was asked to clarify former clients, especially those from my internship days.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Orrick in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I'll admit up front that I didn't get this job. I interviewed with one partner and one associate -- and the associate flat out admitted how little excitement he got from doing his job. The partner on the other hand was laid back and seemed to want to know only about one weird thing on my resume. I later learned who got the position over me, and it seemed they wanted a "bro" they could hang with.

    Interview Questions
    • Two partners have both given you assignments that are competing for your time and you cannot finish both without significantly impairing the work quality. What do you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Legal Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Orrick in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    you fill out app and interviewer is friendly and asks no tricky questions that you read about. You're tested on vocabulary, grammar and spelllingg

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Orrick in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Lengthily interview process. Many layers to get through.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions weren't difficult if you were well prepared for the position you were seeking   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations. They stood firm on their offer believing their offer was marketplace value
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Orrick in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with paralegal supervisor, then met with 2 Attorneys & 3 paralegals.
    the interviews took a long time, maybe 2 hrs in total.
    ask typical questions. they were very friendly and were easy to talk to. They were willing to answer my questions.
    loved the office and the people. seemed like a team oriented environment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Lawyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Orrick in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I passed this interview after being accepted at a lawyer's school, I sent my CV in order to participate to a job dating organized by Orrick. I received an invitation to the job dating and went there to pass two interviews with two associates in public law. They were really nice.
    They asked about my personality, asked why i was applying there, and finally did the skills test in order to check my ability to do the internship. (sorry for my poor english)

    Interview Questions
    • during the interview, the associates asked theorical questions and marked your interview   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Document Reviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Orrick in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Quick and dirty. Did not perform any real background checks except for legal conflicts. Just pretty much took all our information down and told us to come in the next day to begin work, Did not even attempt to get to know any of the people who showed up for the "interview."

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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