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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Trial Attorney was asked...May 3, 2023

What experience do you have litigating in federal court?

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I only had experience litigating in state court, but I connected that to federal litigation. Less

Zinda Law Group

Honestly, its been too long to remember but I vaguely remember being asked if I smoke in my initial phone screen which was quite weird

US Department of Justice

Be prepared to discuss trial experience, trial-adjacent experience, or interest in trial experience.

The Hanover Insurance Group

Typical, why are you leaving your prior job, salary requirements


Trial experience and case managing experience.

Key Insurance (KS)

Questioned information of prior salaries

Thomas J. Henry Law, PLLC

What would be your process in working up a typical case through trial?

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I discussed my standard practice - required disclosures, my typical discovery approach (he asked a few TRCP questions here), witness interviews and preparation (he wanted to talk more about depositions and my strategy with these) - I basically walked him through my case practice from start to finish. Less

Starting from pre-litigation touching base with the client. Getting photos of injuries/ accidents from them. Getting them scheduled for their treatments. Trying to settle for policy limits pretrial or before trial. Deposing witnesses wherever required. Getting ready for trial side by side seeking best compensation for the date of loss. Less


How do you manage your case load and staff? What are your weaknesses? How do you work through a problem case or set of facts? Deposition, Mediation and Jury Trial experience.

US Defense Logistics Agency

Something like : Tell of a situation where you had a to motivate a team for a project


Why I went to law school; how will my last employment experience help with my transition; and whether I have any experience in personal injury law among may other questions.

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