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Paralegal Interview Questions

"When interviewing for a position as a paralegal, you'll be evaluated for your critical thinking, organizational, and legal writing skills. Lawyers want paralegals who can excel in a fast-paced environment and are organized and efficient when conducting research for large legal cases. Expect to answer questions about your previous legal experience as well as your ability to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines."

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What experience do you have that is directly related to this position?

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Since my experience is in a different area of law I had to really think about this and emphasize my transferrable skills.

I interned in my father’s law firm for two years during college, learning how to do legal research and writing.

I have been in the legal service business for over 30 years.

There are many contracts that must be properly calendared for anniversary dates, what do you do to keep organized? and if something is held up what do you do to keep it flowing through the pipeline timely?

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How are you with high volume and a stressful environment?

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what i did with my childred when they were not in school

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How do you think your experience at a law firm will fit in with an in-house legal department.?

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My knowledge of the structured settlement business?

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Are you willing to earn less than what you expect?

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Experience in time billing?

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Work style.

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The interview was conversational. I was told what their needs were. They asked me to tell them about my background and qualifications which were, quite frankly, a very good match. No behavioral based questions were asked which I find to be typical of attorney based interviews.

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