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Miller Thomson
Senior Corporate Paralegal was asked...October 18, 2017

When working on a corporate file, what do you do first?

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Review the articles, notice of article and any substantive contracts regarding the company (like shareholders agreements). Less

Confirm company details such as address , name, contact or reason for working with file are matche information provided on internal system. Less

Jones Walker

The interviewer asked if I had children.

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That question is illegal and next time if asked tell them they are not allowed to ask you that question. Less

I answered yes, but felt it was inappropriate. I did not give the interviewer any indication that it was a problem. Less

Affordable Care

Do you require very specific direction to perform your work duties?

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I am capable of working independently without the need for constant direction. I likely will have the usual learning curve of new processes, but I am a fast learner. Once I have the processes down, I will be efficient and productive. However, I am not afraid to ask a question if I get stuck or I am not sure how to proceed. Less

Pinsent Masons

It was requested which scope of Experience I have.

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Shine Lawyers

Standard personal injury, work cover, TAC, public liability questions

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Answer honestly if you aren’t experienced. There is a lot of training and support. Less

Northern Trust

General questions regarding background and salary.

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Provided current salary which was learned was more than the position salary offered. Less

How much are you expecting to get paid if hired?

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Even though this was a taboo interview question, I explained I looked into the average salaries for paralegals in the area and explained my previous hourly rate. They said it was unreal and had never heard of such a high salary. I ended up accepting due to my desire to move state for personal reasons. Less

Covington & Burling

How do you deal with difficult people?

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I try not to take any part of the job too personally, and deal with the task at hand. Learn preferences and handle accordingly. [As opposed to I cringe when I see ppl who make my life miserable]. Less

My knowledge of the structured settlement business?

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Its the purchase of Annuities from people who need immediate cash, and have received an annuity (monies paid out over time due to an law suit) but can't wait to receive their monies. Less

Instant Brands

How much experience in a certain area of trademark law

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Explained what aspects of the process I was familiar with

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