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How have you dealt with confidential and sensitive information in the past? | Paralegal Questions

It’s 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.

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Tell me about a recent complex legal decision that you had to make, and the process you used to make a decision? | Paralegal Questions

It’s a paralegals job to make clear coherent decision independently. This includes getting all the required information and essential facts. It’s then the paralegals job to choose the best alternative decision, while focusing on a logical and systematic decision-making process.

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What tools does a Paralegal need for organising and planning day to day? | Paralegal Questions

The things you should tell the interviewer are as follows: The systems you use to keep your self organized. How you prioritise your workload The way you plan and shedule your work How you are able to keep focused throughout … Continue reading

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What skills are most important for a Paralegal? | Paralegal Questions

When answering this question you will need to include some of the following: 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.

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What are your personal qualifications which make you right for the job? | Paralegal Questions

As a paralegal, you will not only need legal expertise. Legal assistants are extremely organized, precise, and punctual. They are able to handle documents masterfully. Their verbal and written communications are expert.

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Tell me about interpersonal communication in relation to the position you are seeking. | Paralegal Questions

Lawyers and paralegals have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. They communicate amongst themselves, with associated professionals, and with clients, with optimal efficiency regarding speed and quality of information. They establish trust and respect.

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Are you computer literate? What is your proficiency with computer software? | Paralegal Questions

Lawyers do use computers. Paralegals are not required to have any special expertise in the field, but should be able to use basic tools like Word and Office, send emails, and use the internet.

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Did you ever represent a case in court or provide legal consultations? | Paralegal Questions

Paralegals are strictly forbidden to do any of the above. Say so straight away, but do not feel you need to justify yourself. The question is meant to probe your composure – an important aspect of any legal position.

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How much experience do you have conducting legal research? | Paralegal Questions

Give the interviewer a sense of the breadth of your experience in research. But then go into detail about researching certain major topics you might have done the most. Even if the topic of research turns out not to be … Continue reading

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How would you describe (needed paralegal and legal assistant or your) work style? | Paralegal Questions

My work style matching exactly what cashier job requires by: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude, being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling … Continue reading

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