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Legal Office Skills Test Details

From law offices to government agencies, legal environments require staff that can perform traditional clerical tasks such as typing and audio transcription using documents relevant to the law. Clerical staff should also be familiar with legal terminology, spelling and specialized legal software.


Legal Terminology

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test measures a candidate's ability to understand and apply advanced legal terminology, with questions covering corporate structures and processes, Latin phrases and terms commonly used in legal environments, contract terms and sections, and trial procedures.

General Legal Concepts

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test measures a candidate's general knowledge of administrative law, legal foundations, jurisdiction, types of law and legal practice, government and governmental regulations, charges and complaints, major legal cases, court structures, court orders and warrants, issues of representation, agencies and administrative bodies, constitutional law, trial procedures and phases, and other general legal principles.

Legal Documents

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test assesses the ability to apply legal document production standards, as well as recognize business organization documents, legal consent and capacity issues, contracts and commercial transaction documents, statements, oaths, affirmations, probate and estate documents.

Legal Research

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test measures the ability to recognize and use all types of legal documents, including standard legal references, legal publications and periodicals and legal briefs. The test also assesses understanding of legal foundations and principles, legal authority, research methods, , administrative procedures, statutes and regulations, case citation and citation tools, and online research tools.

Litigation

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

45 items

This test focuses on litigation terminology and procedures, including liability, jurisdiction issues, evidence and testimony, trial procedures, court orders and verdicts, alternative dispute resolution methods, litigation preparation, work product, appellate process, causes of action, motions, and filing procedures.

Commercial Law

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

40 items

This test examines knowledge of contracts, business torts, negligence and due diligence, bankruptcy, intellectual property, codes and regulations, business organization, consumer protection, fraud and general property rights.

Criminal Law

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test assesses knowledge of felonies and misdemeanors, legal defenses, police procedures, evidence and warrants, civil rights, law enforcement and jurisdiction.

Labor Law

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test focuses on employer-employee relationships, including safety and work conditions, sexual harassment issues, wages and benefits, alternative dispute resolution, employee classification, workplace discrimination, hiring and screening, unions and collective bargaining, and employee privacy.

Legal Assistant

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test measures a job candidate's ability to work as a legal assistant, with an emphasis on the research and preparation of legal documents and other resources. Topics covered include legal terminology, research and document preparation, and fundamentals of general law and litigation.

Legal Assistant (Advanced)

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test measures advanced skills related to working as a legal assistant. Topics covered include legal terminology, research and document preparation, the fundamentals of general and commercial law, and principles related to litigation and court procedures.

Medical Law

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

50 items

This test measure knowledge of medical records, patient privacy and confidentiality, HIPAA, payment and credit procedures, drug administration and control, medical negligence and malpractice, standards of care, standards of practice, government regulations and licensing, advanced directives, consent, safety and work conditions.

Paralegal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

55 items

This test measures a job candidate's ability to understand the legal principles and procedures required when working in a paralegal position. Topics covered include legal research and document preparation; fundamentals of general, commercial and criminal law; the basics of litigation and other subjects an employee may encounter when working as a paralegal.

Paralegal (Advanced)

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

55 items

This test assesses subjects on the legal principles and procedures required when working as a paralegal, especially in environments where a paralegal is working on cases that may end up in court. Topics covered include researching and preparing legal documents; general, commercial and criminal law; litigation and court procedures.

Property Law

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

45 items

This test focuses on landlord-tenant relations, real estate, real estate finance, land use and rights of way, probate and estates, general property concepts, property and negligence, personal property, intellectual property, and property divisions.

Transcription (audio) - Legal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

5 minutes

Examinees type a legal document that is read aloud.

Typing Test - Legal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

5 minutes

Tests typing speed and error rate while copying a text specific to legal environments. 

Shorthand (audio) - Legal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

5 minutes + typing

Examinees transcribe into shorthand a legal document that is read aloud, then type the document from their shorthand notes into the computer for automatic grading. 

Read Response (audio) - Legal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

5 minutes + reading

Using pen and paper, examinees transcribe audio text into shorthand. Examinees then type their own shorthand notes into the space provided on the testing computer.

Spelling - Legal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

20 items

Examinees select the correct spelling of words specific to legal environments.

Vocabulary - Legal

Attitudes & Aptitudes  Duration/ Items Description

n/a

20 items

Examinees select the correct meaning of words specific legal environments.


 

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