Legal Assistants Interview Preparation Guide
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Legal Assistants Frequently Asked Questions in various Paralegal job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

34 Paralegal Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is paralegal?

A paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible, and absent such assistant.

2 :: What was a suggestion you have made that was implemented in paralegal field?

If your previous company took your advice and ended up going bankrupt, that is not such a great example either. Be prepared with a story about an idea of yours that was taken from idea to implementation, and considered successful.

3 :: What experience do you have in this paralegal field?

If you are switching careers or trying something a little different, your experience may initially not look like it is matching up. That is when you need a little honest creativity to match the experiences required with the ones you have. People skills are people skills after all, you just need to show how customer service skills can apply to internal management positions, and so on.

4 :: What is your greatest weakness?

Be realistic and mention a small work related flaw. Many people will suggest answering this using a positive trait disguised as a flaw such as "I'm a perfectionist" or "I expect others to be as committed as I am." I would advocate a certain degree of honesty and list a true weakness. Emphasize what you have done to overcome it and improve. This question is all about how you perceive and evaluate yourself.

5 :: What kind of challenges are you looking for in this position?

The best way to answer questions about the challenges you are seeking is to discuss how you would like to be able to effectively utilize your skills and experience if you were hired for the job. You can also mention that you are motivated by challenges, have the ability to effectively meet challenges, and have the flexibility and skills necessary to handle a challenging job. You can continue by describing specific examples of challenges you have met and goals you have achieved in the past.

6 :: Have you ever had a conflict with a boss, how did you resolve it?

If you say no, most interviewers will keep drilling deeper to find a conflict. The key is how you behaviorally reacted to conflict and what you did to resolve it.
"Yes, I have had conflicts in the past. Never major ones, but there have been disagreements that needed to be resolved. I have found that when conflict occurs, it helps to fully understand the other person's perspective, so I take time to listen to their point of view, and then I seek to work out a collaborative solution.

7 :: What skills are most important for a paralegal?

Organization and planning, research and analytical skills, writing skills, judgment and decision-making skills, attention to detail, strong communication skills, patience and perseverance, confidentiality and sensitivity.

8 :: What are the tools a paralegal needs for organizing and planning day to day?

The things you should tell the interviewer are as follows:
☛The systems you use to keep your self organized.
☛How you prioritize your workload.
☛The way you plan and schedule your work.
☛How you are able to keep focused throughout any conflicts and time limitations..

9 :: How did you deal with confidential and sensitive information in the past?

It is essential that a paralegal shows a lot of diplomacy, when using and dealing with sensitive and confidential information. You will need to provide a specific time when you done so.

10 :: What methods do you use to show that your work is accurate?

You will need to highlight your attention to all the details within a specific task, whether it was small or big. You should then tell the interviewer about your systems and processes used for checking your work and its accuracy.