MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM


We would appreciate your participation in this voluntary survey. You may answer some or all of the questions. You may choose to leave identifying information such as names and addresses off of the survey. Our goal in conducting this survey is to better serve our students and the legal community pursuant to our American Bar Association approval. The information you provide will be used by our department to evaluate and enhance our curriculum and will be released to the ABA.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 
 
 
 
 
Type of employment:







 
 
 
If you have a paralegal hierarchy, please provide the names of the different positions you use:

 
 
 

Please rate each area of law in which your firm is engaged on a scale of 0 to 4.
0 = never engaged
4 = frequently engaged

    0 1 2 3 4
ADR/Mediation  
Criminal  
Personal Injury  
Administrative Law  
Employee Benefits  
Probate  
Bankruptcy  
Environmental Law  
Real Estate  
Business  
Estate Planning  
Secured Transactions  
Civil Litigation  
Family Law  
Securities  
Constitutional  
Insurance Defense  
Trade/Tariff  
Contracts  
International Law  
Trademark  
Copyright/Patents  
Municipal Govt. Law  
Workers Compensation  
Corporate (General)  
Other  


Please rate the computer software your firm uses on a scale of 0 to 4. Then name the brand of the software in the textbox provided.
0 = software never used
4 = software frequently used

Word Processing  
 
Presentation Software  
 
Spreadsheets  
 
Timekeeping/Billing  
 
Case management  
 
Litigation management  
 
Encryption software  
 
Voice recognition  
 
E-filing  
 
General databases  
 
On-line legal research  
 


If you have hired MWSU paralegal graduates, please rate them on the four tasks below using the following scale: 5 being superior and 1 being the poorest.


    5 = Superior 4 = Good 3 = Average 2 = Fair 1 = Poor
Legal related technical knowledge  
Professionalism and ethics  
Communication and interpersonal skills  
Overall job preparation  

Please rate all areas of law in which your firm's paralegal(s) work using a scale of 0 to 4.
0 = areas your paralegal is never engaged in
4 = areas your paralegal is frequently engaged in

    0 1 2 3 4
Legal research  
Draft letters  
Draft pleadings  
Trial preparation/assistance  
Draft memoranda  
Summarize medical records/depositions  
Office Management / Administration  
Interview clients/witnesses prep  
File court papers  
Computer research  
Title Searches  
File organization  
Draft discovery  
Other: