What should I expect in a lateral interview? I haven’t interviewed since law school.

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The interview process for a lateral attorney is a lot different than law school OCIs. The behavioral interview questions that you’re used to will likely not be asked. Instead, be prepared to answer questions directly related to your experience (especially specific examples of type of work and level of responsibility).

You’ll inevitably get the answer of why you want to leave your current firm. Best advice is to flip the answer into why you’re interested in joining the firm you’re interviewing with rather than why you’re currently looking to leave.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask substantive questions during your interview!

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