Paralegal Interview Questions

Paralegals are found in tons of settings from solo practitioners to large firms, and law offices to in-house legal departments. They tend to specialize in one field (think: corporate law, labor law, litigation, family law, etc).

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Paralegal interview questions

Your high-potential new hire will have a certificate of completion from a credible paralegal program. They’ll be professional smart-thinkers with great stress management, communication and organizational skills. 

Top tips: 

  • Do your research: Remember some states in the US have strict requirements for hiring paralegals, so do your research before recruiting.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • What drew you to apply for this role?
  • Why did you choose to specialize in this area of law?
  • Tell us about the education and training that prepared you for this role.
  • How do you stay up-to-date with continuing education requirements?
  • What paralegal tech have you used?
  • What types of legal docs have you drafted?
  • What should a [standard legal document] look like?
  • Describe a time you had to analyze tons of data to prepare a report with a tight deadline.
  • What’s the most complex legal decision you’ve made? How did you make your decision?
  • How do you prioritize tasks given to you by multiple attorneys?
  • How comfortable are you with handling confidential info?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • Describe a time you worked with a difficult client. What happened?

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