Former Paralegal Intern at Community Legal Information Center
about 2 years ago
What is a typical day like in this program?
What kind of clients do I work with and what is the main way I interact with them?
What got you interested in this type of law?
What is one characteristic that you find most significant in a candidate for this program?
Every law firm is looking for something different. Some require 5 years of experience or some may train you completely. Depending on the type of law practiced by the firm, the ideal candidate will look completely different. A great question to ask for any industry is what the ideal candidate looks like and what someone who succeeds in this position looks like. Asking about the education needed is also a good idea. You generally will need a degree in paralegal studies but not always. There's also nothing wrong with asking what the company can do for you! It's not just if you fit well within the firm, but if the firm meets your checklist as well. Often times a law firm will want bright young lawyers with fresh ideas and may be willing to help out with law school tuition. Don't be afraid to ask! No matter the industry, ask as many questions as possible and be sure to actually listen and take in the answer. Don't just ask a question because the interviewer or recruiter expects it!