pre employment Testing for

Legal Positions

Ensure your Legal team has the necessary knowledge and personal qualities to be successful in a function that requires diligence and attention-to-detail with our Legal Pre Employment Testing Solution.

We Know Legal Roles

When it comes to hiring for legal positions, you need to have confidence in a candidate’s ability to be successful in the role.

They must have both knowledge and experience in relevant disciplines, but also have the necessary personality traits to thrive in what is often a challenging environment.

We have deep experience helping our client partners identify candidates with the high impact traits that influence success in legal roles.


  • Judicial Law Clerks
  • Legal Support Workers
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Attorney (multiple specializations)
  • Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Every company has a rockstar member of the team. They are successful, tenured and raise morale just by showing up.   

A HighMatch Job Analysis coupled with a Benchmark Study is a great way to identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and skills that make them so successful. You can even apply that rockstar profile as a filter to your candidate pool.

Legal Job Functions

HighMatch’s Legal Pre Employment Testing evaluates candidates for the aptitudes, traits and work skills necessary to improve your organization.

When assessing technical skills for legal positions, it’s important to keep the critical job functions in mind so you have an effective frame of reference of what to look for in a candidate.

Those Include:

  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation

What Makes a Rockstar Legal Employee?

We have helped a number of our clients identify high-quality legal candidates over the last two decades, and, as a result, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the personality traits, aptitudes and skills required for success in this role.


Personality Traits

  • Analytical Thinking: Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems..
  • Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity: Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Attention to Detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Stress Tolerance: Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.


Aptitude Abilities

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly


Skill Tests

  • Data entry: A simulated data entry test that measures the ability to accurately transcribe data from pre-filled forms and the ability to verify pre-filled data
  • Front Office Management: Multi-choice test that measures the knowledge of front office operations
  • Legal Assistant: Topics covered within this assessment include legal definitions, contracts, agreements, litigation, torts, and ethical codes
  • Legal Staff Skills: This test assesses the understanding of basic elements of the legal system. It helps identify those candidates who will be successful in roles where these terms will be frequently used in their day-to-day work
  • Legal Vocabulary: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s understanding of legal terminology
  • Paralegal Skills: The aim of this test is to assess knowledge of the functions of a paralegal and the legal profession, contract law, tort law, legal writing, constitutional law, and legal research

Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right assessment solution from the hundreds available can be daunting. To make that process a little easier, we created a Buyer’s Guide.

It’s an objective, downloadable report created by our team of Industrial & Organizational (I/O) psychologists that outlines what to consider when evaluating assessment vendors. 

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HighMatch’s Legal Pre Employment Testing

HighMatch is a modern pre-employment assessment tool that identifies top talent, keeps strong candidates in your pipeline, and re-skills current employees.

Choose from either custom or packaged assessment based on the specific needs of your organization, and allow your candidates to benefit from an intuitive, mobile-first platform that works to build a holistic index of their capabilities.

Ready to start measuring what matters? Speak with a Legal Product Specialist.

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