pre-employment assessments for

Legal Services Firms

Our Legal Solution is the perfect fit for HR teams, Office Managers and Partners looking for actionable insights from their pre-employment assessment.

Research from the Bureau of Labor forecasts a higher than average job growth for roles like paralegals and legal assistants. 

This increase in demand puts additional pressure on hiring teams, who are tasked with finding candidates for these roles in a tightening job market, all while maintaining quality standards.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR Teams at a variety of legal services providers, from law firms to arbitration services, legal aid clinics to social justice organizations.

Over time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our legal services clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular legal services roles such as:

  • Paralegal
  • Attorneys
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Compliance Specialist

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your firm?

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HighMatch Legal Services
Assessment Solution

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your firm.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Legal Services Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in the legal industry, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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  • Analytical Thinker: analyzing information using logic to address work-related issues
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Independence: developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision
  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

“The assessment helped me identify the best way to communicate with my employees. I also tested multiple candidates prior to their final interview to gauge their strengths and weaknesses.”

Partner, Law Firm

Legal Services Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in legal services.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • 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
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • 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


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Legal Services Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

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  • Basic Litigation Knowledge: This test is geared towards those working in the litigation field as paralegals or legal assistants. The test covers basic terminology as well as scenarios in which knowledge of court proceedings, preparation of legal documents, effective modes of research, legal writing and ethics are encountered and assessed
  • Legal Abbreviations: This test requires the correct identification of abbreviations in relation to words common to the legal industry. Acronyms are also addressed herein. This test is appropriate to administer to those who work in the legal profession in any capacity
  • Legal Assistant: This test is designed to assess a person’s general knowledge of law practices
  • Legal Staff Skills: This test is geared towards those working in the litigation field as legal assistants or legal secretaries. The test covers basic responsibilities as well as knowledge of basic elements of the legal system. Topics include legal knowledge, legal writing, software utilized, general legal office skills, and legal staff structure
  • Legal Vocabulary: This test covers a variety of topics such as criminal law, personal injury terminology, general litigation, and wills and estates. Test takers are asked to determine the proper word or words that fit different scenarios and situations. This test is appropriate to administer to those working within the legal industry and have a general understanding of legal terminology and procedures
  • Paralegal: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s understanding of knowledge of the functions of a paralegal

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our services team.

HighMatch Legal Services Assessment

Ready to learn how a legal services assessment from HighMatch can help your firm find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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