Legal Counsel Interview Questions

A Legal Counsel aces the in-house legal side of business. They safeguard your company reputation and advise on all things legal.

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Legal Counsel interview questions

Your zero-regret new hire is experienced (think: background in corporate law) with thorough law knowledge. They’ll be trustworthy multi-taskers with great attention to detail and will have awesome interpersonal skills, like diplomacy, tact and professionalism. 

Top tips: 

  • Listen carefully: During the interview, you’ll gain a lot from listening to the questions they ask. They’ll be smart, relevant and spontaneous. 
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission. 

Role-specific interview questions

  • What drew you to apply for this role?
  • What are your end goals while working with us?
  • Tell us about the experience that prepared you for this role.
  • What’s been the highlight of your legal career?
  • How do you define success?
  • Describe a situation where you had to seek outside counsel. What happened?
  • What other situations require outside counsel?
  • Describe the most complex legal situation you’ve ever faced. How did you resolve it? 
  • Have you ever made a mistake at work? What happened?
  • How do you cope with stress at work?
  • What kind of training will help you ace this role?
  • Tell us about a time you prioritized conflicting deadlines. 
  • How would you settle into this role?

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