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Legal Function

Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the legal function or department; ability to provide legal consulting, advice and assistance.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Assesses roles, responsibilities and major actives of corporate legal staff.

Describes the key roles within and general contributions of the legal department.

Identifies the basic tools and technologies used by legal professionals.

Cites examples of past legal actions initiated by and against the organization.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Works with common transactions and documents processed by the legal department.

Explains the mission, vision and objectives of the legal function.

Monitors major current legal challenges, initiatives and issues.

Works with major units or sub-functions of the legal department.

Adheres to organizational standards and procedures for the legal department.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Manages a legal unit or department.

Contributes to the development of legal strategies and plans.

Evaluates the effectiveness of organizational standards and procedures for the legal unit or department.

Contributes to the establishment of best practices for legal services.

Analyzes the use of technology in current and planned legal activities.

Coaches others on advanced technologies or tools for the legal unit or department.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs systematic standards and procedures for the organizational legal department.

Creates a system to document current and past legal regulations.

Plays leadership role in developing new technologies and tools for the legal unit or department.

Develops organizational best practices for the management of the legal unit or department.

Consults on industry wide developments and improvements in the organizational legal department.

Leads discussions on the historical background and future perspective of the legal function.

Interview Questions

  • Describe your role within your organization's legal function.
  • Tell me about a major contribution you made in your last role.
  • What common transactions or documents did you process for your legal department?
  • How did your organization adapt to new legislation that impacted the business?

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