What Questions Should a Paralegal Ask before Being Hired at a Law Firm?

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We asked attorneys and paralegals throughout the country what questions a paralegal should ask before being hired at a law firm. They provided straightforward and useful advice that a potential paralegal should ask their employers. We hope you enjoy their responses.

Probably the most important question a paralegal, and frankly any potential employee at a law firm, should ask is 'why did the [the lawyer who the paralegal will be working for] get into law/this type of law.' Typically the best people to work for are the ones who enjoy their jobs and don't just do them for the money. Grumpy people are not good bosses. Paralegals often have a rough time because they are expected to work long hours and learn very quickly. A bad boss can be the difference between heaven and hell so find out how passionate the lawyer is and you'll find out if it's a good fit for you!

-Michael Chasin, J.D., M.B.A.
Co-Founder - LawKick

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