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

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.



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

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: