Lawyer Test

Lawyer tests assess whether an individual has the skills and knowledge required to practice law.

  • What is a lawyer test?

    Becoming a lawyer is a long and challenging process that involves years of learning and preparation. The lawyer test can help prospective employers to determine whether candidates have the right skills and competencies to work as a lawyer.

    While resumes and interviews can ensure an employer has a good sense of a candidate's educational background, qualifications and character, it can be harder to assess their potential as a lawyer. That's where a lawyer test comes in — with questions designed to probe an individual's knowledge and understanding, it can help employers and recruiters to determine which people to take forward.

About the Lawyer Test

A lawyer helps advise clients on all aspects of the law and provides legal counsel during cases in court.

Using a lawyer test can give employers an indication of candidates' potential to practice law. It can help provide employers with an in-depth understanding of exactly where a candidate's strengths and weaknesses lie, and whether they're likely to be a good fit for the position you're hiring for.

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  • Why should you use a lawyer test for recruiting?

    Lawyer tests assess general understanding of laws and legal practice, as well as how capable the individual is at keeping calm under pressure – a vital skill for any lawyer.

    Recruiters should consider using a lawyer test as part of their recruitment process. Not only can it provide a fairer and more objective perspective of the candidates they're reviewing, but it will also give a better understanding of exactly where each person's strengths, weaknesses and skills lie.

    Lawyer tests can be used when hiring for the following roles:

    • Solicitor
    • Roles that require legal knowledge or understanding
    • Legal internships or graduate schemes
    • Procurement roles
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Results for the Lawyer Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses lawyer skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific soft skills where applicable (e.g. interpersonal skills), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. compassion). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a lawyer were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our lawyer test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    Fully accredited

    All our Lawyer tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Lawyer tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by a Lawyer Test expert

Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

Lawyer Test FAQs

What skills do lawyers need?

Lawyers need to employ a range of different skills to be successful. Good lawyers are analytical, organised, persuasive and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Is the lawyer test difficult?

Becoming a lawyer can be challenging. As well as learning a great deal of information, candidates also need to be able to demonstrate a varied set of skills. Those who diligently prepare will do better at lawyer tests than those who don't.

What is the cost for Picked's lawyer test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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