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Legal Research and Writing (US) test: Pre-employment screening assessment to hire top talent

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Legal Research and Writing (U.S.) test
Type: Role specific skills
Time: 10 min
Languages: English
Level: Intermediate

Summary of the Legal Research and Writing (U.S.) test

This pre-employment Legal Research and Writing test is a comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate candidates’ skills in conducting legal research and writing within the United States. This test serves as a valuable tool in identifying individuals who can effectively handle complex legal issues and work with legal documents.

Whether you are hiring legal researchers, paralegals, legal document preparers, or legal assistants, this test will help you identify candidates with strong legal research and writing abilities. In the competitive field of law, it is crucial to find professionals who possess the necessary skills and expertise. Find the talent that will excel in legal research and writing, and ensure your organization’s success in navigating the intricacies of the U.S. legal system.

Covered skills

  • Legal analysis fundamentals

  • Working with legal documents

  • Using legal databases

  • Legal writing fundamentals

Use the Legal Research and Writing (U.S.) test to hire

Legal researchers, paralegals, legal document preparers, legal assistants, and other roles that require strong legal research and writing skills.

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Legal researchers assist law firms and attorneys by handling all research aspects of a case while allowing others to focus more on other essential duties, including communicating with clients and developing strategies to successfully litigate cases. A researcher will locate essential case facts and discover relevant laws in statutes and court cases to help attorneys craft winning arguments.

This legal research and writing test evaluates candidates’ overall skills in identifying legal issues, analyzing legal problems, navigating legal databases, and working with legal documents. This test provides candidates with different legal scenarios and asks them to analyze the information objectively to identify the best answer.

Candidates who do well on this test can handle legal research, analysis, and writing effectively and can identify and recommend suitable solutions often encountered in common legal environments.

All questions and topics in this test are based on United States’ laws and legal frameworks/practices. This test is applicable to all U.S. states and does not require any specific jurisdictional knowledge within the United States.

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The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Chamalee S.

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Chamalee works as a practicing attorney and an expert legal researcher, with true deviation to all aspects of the legal field. With many years of experience, Chamalee has deep expertise in criminal and business law, with a particular interest in criminal justice, IP, cyber law, and privacy.

She received an LL.B and is fully committed to her clients and her craft. In addition to her passion for her work, Chamalee enjoys music and sports in her free time.

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