I was a paralegal in NYC before going to law school (now a 2L). The interviewers will be looking for two things: first that you come across as a normal intelligent person that would fit in at the firm (meaning smart and easy to work with) and second that you are willing to work long hours while completing tedious tasks. Conveying the latter is essential, some people that we liked got dinged solely because they said something that led us to believe that they were intimidated by the hours. Beyond that, sound interested in the job - even if you are not. Coming across as bored or unenthusiastic is generally a turnoff for all employers, and that includes paralegal managers. If they don't ask a lot of questions about your strengths, take the initiative to talk about them. And definitely ask questions. Ask about the work environment (e.g. do people get along, are they social), ask about substantive workload vs. administrative workload, ask how much contact you will get with attorneys and play up the fact that you are interested in law school and will be using this position to further your career. Do not ask about hours or salary. They will probably bring up the hours part by themselves and just act as if overtime and weekends are not a big deal. Before I left to go to law school the salary was 40k plus overtime (which usually results in between 55-80k total comp) and I know several top firms paid this. I would imagine most biglaw firms would be around there. Let me know if you have any other questions.