Lawyers must be able to work long hours alone, with complex documentation and literature. At the same time, their interpersonal skills must be outstanding to effectively communicate in the office and in the courtroom. Lawyers use not only their analytical prowess but also their personalities in their work.
Be brief and use specifics to say what and how you do when, for example, you receive clients, draw up legal documents relevant to the case, decide for or against taking the case, etc.
Lawyers are usually represented as criminal lawyers in the public eye. Many, of course, are civil lawyers, and there are those who specialize in corporate law - the legal aspect of business transactions. Business companies always hire lawyers to represent them and handle any legal aspects, definitions, and documentation of their activities.
The relationship should be an honest, open, and trusting one where questions can be asked and opinions can be expressed without concern of retaliation.
Find out what specific behaviors are inadequate. Even if the impressions are wrong about you, do not retaliate.
In the Movie the actor portrayed a lawyer who shared his honest feelings to all around him. Sharing honest feelings, especially ones of anger, frustration, and hate, may be inappropriate and also based on inadequate information about another person or situation.
Determine how the candidate defines what is right.
Determine how the candidate defines a loss. Is there a loss in terms of fundamentalism, social institutions, moral agency or virtuous organizations as a whole?
Fundamentalism: Financial and legal responsibility only "Business of business is profit."
Social Institutions: Social contract exists beyond economics and legalities. Need to accommodate stakeholders' interests.
Moral Agency: Moral obligations similar to people. Morality and ethics are part of culture: The 'right thing to do.
Virtuous Organizations: Organizations that foster the good society. Obligation to build a better world.
Lawyers are highly trained, highly educated professionals who command vast and precise knowledge in many areas besides law. They are also able to manipulate their knowledge creatively to make their case. Lawyers are confident and charismatic.
Besides a law school degree, many lawyers have degrees or coursework in a number of other relevant subjects, like English, politics, socialism, and economic science. Some lawyers have degrees in accounting or engineering.
☛ Who are our main competitors?
☛ What other law firms have you applied to, and why?
☛ Why do we need offices abroad, and where should we open next?
☛ Why do we do pro bono work?
☛ What stories in the business press have interested you recently?
☛ What part would laws and lawyers play in a corporate acquisition, an IPO, a dispute between two businesses, or a price-fixing investigation?
☛ What deals or disputes that have been announced publicly are we currently involved in?
☛ What have you learned from your studies and extra-curricular activities that can be applied to a career in the law?
☛ Why did you choose to study X at university?
☛ What are you reading at the moment or enjoying on TV? Who would be at your dream dinner party? Why did you get that one bad exam result in your first year?