pre-employment Assessments for

Legal Positions

Ensure your Legal team has the necessary knowledge and traits to be successful in a function that requires diligence and attention-to-detail with our Legal Assessment Solution.

Personalized assessments

HR teams hiring for legal positions need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and culture.

HighMatch’s personalized assessment solution includes independently validated measures that can assess a candidate’s for only those specific qualities that matter most in the role, using your preferred language.

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Employees in legal roles interpret the law and support law-related activities. Depending on the specific position, they may facilitate negotiation and dialogue, oversee the legal process in court, and advise clients on legal issues.

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.

Critical job functions Include:

  • Analyzing the probable outcomes of cases
  • Advising clients on courses of action and obligations
  • Selecting jurors, arguing motions, meeting with judges
  • Interpreting laws, rulings and regulations
  • Presenting evidence in criminal or civil litigation

Measure anything, at any stage

HighMatch has a full suite of content capabilities, enabling our team to approach each role differently.

Our personalization process identifies those capabilities we need to employ to measure what matters most.

Each content capability is made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

We Understand 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 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


Personality Traits

  • Analytical Thinking: Analyzing information using logic

  • Dependability: Being responsible and committed

  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical

  • Attention to Detail: Being careful when completing tasks

  • Stress Tolerance: deal with high-stress situations calmly

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Aptitude Abilities

  • Logical Problem Solving: Ability to draw accurate conclusions based on observations and experiences


Skill Tests

HighMatch has several relevant tests for this function, all of which can be tailored to your specific role. They include:

  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

  • Microsoft Word: A fast yet comprehensive assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Word

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized skills tests covering topics like Legal Definitions or Paralegal Skills, all powered by our modern, mobile assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

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A platform for today’s workforce

HighMatch’s modern, powerful assessment platform was built to support the unique needs of larger organizations.

Our intuitive client dashboard offers candidate insights at a glance, inclusive of a single roll-up score alongside personalized competencies in your preferred language.

Our mobile candidate experience provides a fast, seamless and inclusive way to measure candidates against those competencies that matter most in your organization.

HighMatch dashboards

HighMatch dashboards are highly personalized, from the competencies reported on to sections, measures, ranges and targets ~ even the look and feel can be tailored to your needs.

Features include:

  • Single Score: a single roll-up performance score
  • Custom Ranges: flexible, client-defined score ranges
  • Topic Scores: tailored topic scores for key sections
  • Answers Tab: easily review answers to questions
  • Action Tabs: email or call applicants with one click
  • Interview Guides: tailored question prompts
  • Development: recommendations for improvement

All content shown for each measure across all sections can be tailored to your needs, using your preferred language.

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Sample Candidate Report

support for every level

Whether you are hiring for high volume hourly positions or hiring your next senior executive, we have you covered.

HighMatch is the only assessment vendor to offer personalized assessment solutions for roles across the professional spectrum.

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