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Legal assistant (US) online test: Pre-hire skills assessment to find the best candidates

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Legal Assistant (US) test
Type: Role specific skills
Time: 10 min
Languages: English
Level: Intermediate

Summary of the Legal Assistant (US) test

This Legal Assistant (US) test evaluates a candidate’s skills in providing support to attorneys and law firms in the United States in a general, non-state-specific setting. This screening test will help you hire quality legal assistants or paralegals.

Covered skills

  • Intake

  • Client management

  • Filings and preparations

  • Professionalism

Use the Legal Assistant (US) test to hire

Legal assistants, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal specialists, litigation assistants, and anyone else who works in a legal setting in the United States.

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Legal assistants, paralegals, and other legal support staff in the United States work closely with attorneys and perform a variety of tasks. Legal support staff often act as a liaison between clients and attorneys and may be responsible for communicating with clients, organizing meetings, and scheduling appointments. Legal support staff may also be involved in administrative tasks such as billing clients, maintaining financial records, and managing office operations.

The Legal Assistant test uses real-world situations and asks candidates to choose the most appropriate response from a series of options. These choices focus on the major skill areas of client intake, client management, filings and preparations for hearings, and general professionalism in law firm settings.

Overall, this test provides law firms with a reliable and objective way to assess the suitability of candidates for the role of legal assistant or paralegal. It ensures that candidates have the knowledge and skills required to perform the job effectively and helps firms to make informed hiring decisions.

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The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Martin B.

Martin is an experienced attorney in the United States with experience clerking for judges, practicing in larger firms and, currently, running his own law firm. Martin brings his varied and deep experience to this topic, focusing on the most important skills associated with high quality and effective legal support staff.

At his firm, Martin enjoys representing a diverse set of clients as well as mentoring junior staff. In his spare time, Martin enjoys sports and spending time with family.

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