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Prime Legal Discovery
Contract Lawyer was asked...27 October 2015

Do you have eDiscovery experience?

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I had extensive experience in this area

Yes, I do have


What would you do in "x" situation....

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Ask "y"

I will try to understand the X situation

Whether I would be okay with working as a defense attorney if I was interest in public interest work

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Discover Ready

What my favorite band was.

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Any answer is correct

B3 Legal

None really. Basic interview to make sure you have skills they want for specific project.

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Just be yourself and tell them your skill set upfront.

Motley Rice, LLC

Questions revolved around whether I'd be amenable to always doing contract work.

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No, I'm not amenable to that on a long-term basis.

Special Counsel

There weren't any difficult or unexpected questions. Just be prepared to tell them about your prior experience, and show some initiative about what you add to the team and how that will benefit the client, rather than what the client or project can offer you.

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I had previously been a workshop leader in my law school, teaching second year students about written and oral advocacy. They liked this prior experience for a team lead position. Less

Axiom Law

I was asked what specific experiences I had with subject matter specific to a project.

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I shared any relevant experiences that I could think of.

Robert Half

What is the minimum hourly rate you will accept?

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I haven't been staffed on anything lower than $18/hr, however almost all the projects have been at that $18/hr, so do not expect much more, particularly if you are just starting your document review "career". Less

Tower Legal Staffing

Any conflicts of interest from past projects (if you're a typical doc review attorney, you've run through so many projects that you could be conflicted out of half of the Fortune 500. Best practice is to keep good records so you can answer these questions).

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Look, you're a contract attorney: your career and future are already dead. It's easy for that to show, so don't look too downtrodden, but the bigger risk is appearing eager or interested, because any glimmer of vitality, redemption, or an ambitious spirit connotes a flight risk to them. Best to be a sad lemming resigned to its fate but also desperate for cash--then they know they've got you. Less

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