Interview tips for lawyers

The key message for anyone attending an interview is to make the best possible impression. The legal market is very small, so make that firm want to offer you the job regardless.

Interviews nearly always cover three things:

Ask plenty of questions. There are three main types: macro (firm strategy etc), operational (team sizes, reporting lines, work allocation); and cultural (what it is like to work there). Asking searching questions demonstrates that you have put real thought into your career. It also gives your interviewers the chance to sell themselves and their firm to you, which most will jump at the chance to do.

Also, don’t forget to: