Paralegal May '13

 
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1. As a paralegal, what is your favorite specific task to do and why (Hint: "helping people" or "saving the world" doesn't count)?
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2. You receive a call from a client, who insists on speaking with his attorney. The attorney is currently at a trial. What do you do?
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3. Assume that your desk overlooks the reception area. How do you ensure client confidentiality?
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4.


One of the attorneys, who is suffering from a severe cold, comes over to your desk, on which you have a gumball machine. Instead of pushing the lever for a gumball, that person proceeds to open the top and starts to reach a hand into the jar. What is your response?
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5. How do you personally keep track of your pending deadlines and tasks?
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6. Sometimes you'll need to talk to a client about random things. To test this, please list three reasons why shredding documents is good for your health. (Hint: sarcasm is your friend)
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7. There are two people sitting in the reception area waiting to meet with one of the attorneys in your office for the first time. A disgruntled former client enters the office, complaining loudly and threatening to report the office to the State Bar. How do you handle the situation?
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8. In two sentences, explain your ideal work place
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9. You did not understand a difficult assignment you were given, and as a result, the entire project is now overdue and incorrect. The attorney who gave you the task is furious. What do you do?
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10. List your name and email address.
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