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Reed Smith
Legal Assistant was asked...June 9, 2013

What credentials do you have that qualifies you for this job?

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Mary, your answer is not helpful to others.

Attprneys?

I am bringing my Executive/Legal AA Degree fr this position ..I work well with Attprneys as well Executive ..I worked both and love both Less

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Nickelodeon

What experience do you have that relates to the position?

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I've been doing school and church play

I've been doing school and church play

Well for instance I take drama classes at school which adds up more to my acting skills. Less

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona

Have you ever worked at a law firm before?

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I temped for 2 days answering phones at a law firm.

No

Yes, I have worked at two law firms as a receptionist.

Fredrikson & Byron

What is the most stressful part of your job and how do you handle it?

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Last minute rushes. However, in the legal field, they are a necessary evils.

Unexpected surprises- when the client left out important information at suddenly you are left unprepared. Less

Unexpected surprises- when the client left out important information at suddenly you are left unprepared. This is a great time to take a deep breathe and focus on step by step remedies to correct the situation with the least impact on the case or the Attorney/Law Firm. Less

Attorney General of Washington State

How do you prioritize multiple assignments from different people?

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I took a test on the computer where there were a series of legal terms I needed to know. There was also scenario-based questions about prioritizing work and in what order I would do this, with no other details. Question was something like what would you do first? Deal with the Subpoena just delivered, work on brief, file Summons and Complaint. Less

Deadlines are the general rule. Exception is, if high dollar amount, do first.

If, after doing all that I can, I still have competing projects, I ask the "assigners" of the projects to talk amongst themselves and come to a consenses on who can adjust their deadline, etc. Less

what is your temperament and what are your weaknesses?? I was also asked whether i had other qualifications other than an LLB Degree.

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i didn't know the four classifications of temperaments at the time. So I said am generally a happy person. As for weakness, my passion for work. And other than LLB, i was not a CPS/CPA holder. Less

Sanguine am.just enthusiastic ,happy and social My weakness is I fail to understand why people don't achieve organization goals Less

Younessi Law

Why do you believe you are the appropriate candidate for the position?

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Hard working, efficient and friendly!

I believe I am the appropriate candidate for this position because I've been working on personal injury for a little over 2 years. I know exactly the frustration of the client(s) in these situations, and I know the stressful enviroment as an employee, however, I believe that it is my job to explain the process of a claim from the beginning to the end to our client(s) to help avoid any misunderstandingd. I believe that instead of giving a client a time frame for their claim they one of my strongest qualities are making the client(s) feel comfortable no matter how long the process takes and tp ne consistent with their treatment. I have worked a file from opening claims to getting them ready for demand but I am more than willing to learn anything that is required from the firm. Whether it is negotations in medical bills. I am a quick learner and have worked 120+ files. If I am considered for an interview I would like to discuss further as why I believe I am a good candidate. Less

Shusaku Yamamoto

What question did you hope we wouldn't ask you in the interview?

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“I hoped you wouldn't ask if I am OK with being repeatedly shouted at and made to work crushingly long hours with no holiday (we were literally told by Oshio that the days off in the contract were "just on paper" and we were expected to "sacrifice" this time for the company).” For sure you’re not okay with it. Who would want to have such kind of environment in the first place. That’s why I left SY. Earlier the better. Post-traumatic stress is inevitable though Less

I hoped you wouldn't ask if I am OK with being repeatedly shouted at and made to work crushingly long hours with no holiday (we were literally told by Oshio that the days off in the contract were "just on paper" and we were expected to "sacrifice" this time for the company). Less

State of Arizona

Tell me about yourself

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I am an experienced Paralegal with over 20 years of experience! In addition as to what has been an exemplary career, I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in English and a paralegal ABA approved certificate! I truly love being a paralegal and I am looking for another opportunity to learn and to contribute my best efforts to the legal field. Less

Please consider calling me for an interview! I appreciate your consideration, thank you. Less

Biondo Group

He asked me about my salary expectations.

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I told him I wanted 14 or 15 an hour to start.

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