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 on prospective candidates.

Industry Snapshot

law firm businesses in the us in 2022

law firm employees in the us in 2022

avG increase in employment over last five years

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

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

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

We have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

We Understand

Legal Services Roles

Between , there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring your next critical client-facing employee.

We have over two decades helping our legal services clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with firm culture.

popular roles include:

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

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at a Law Firm?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large law firms with offices nationwide to smaller local firms.

We have identified a proven profile of qualities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

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?
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.


  • Analytical Thinker: analyzing information using logic

  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough about detail

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Independence: guiding oneself with little or no supervision

  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical

  • Self Control: maintaining composure & controlling anger

  • Stress Tolerance: dealing calmly with high stress situations

These Law firms Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Legal Services Assessment

HighMatch’s Dealership Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality and aptitude right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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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.


  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary and their fluidity in communication

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way

“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


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Legal Services Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.


relevant skills tests:

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

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

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills test that assesses candidate’s understanding of math concepts

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Basic Legal Staff Skills or Legal Vocabulary, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

Download our
‘Reducing Turnover’ Fact Sheet

Bad hires can have a ripple effect across your organization, impacting revenue and profitability, causing delays in mission-critical projects and rupturing team dynamics.

Download our Reducing Turnover Fact Sheet for additional facts around the true cost of turnover, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can, in many cases, pay for itself via reductions in turnover.


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HighMatch Legal Services Assessment

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