The information you provide will remain  strictly confidential and will not be identified with any individual. Completed questionnaires will be seen only by the Annual Survey Committee Co-Chairs. Select only ONE response to each question, unless otherwise indicated, by checking the box to the left of your response or by filling in the blank. Thank you for participating! Questions should be answered using data for 2017 unless otherwise indicated.
*This survey is the property of the Oregon Paralegal Association. This survey is intended to collect demographic and other data on current or future paralegals in Oregon and Washington. Any copying of the survey or use other than those intended, is strictly prohibited unless approved by the OPA Board of Directors. Please contact Mary VanKleeck, CRP™ or Megan Gallagher, the 2017 Annual Survey Committee Co-Chairs, with any questions regarding the survey.

* 1. Participant Title:

* 2. Gender:

* 3. Age:

* 4. Race/ethnicity:

* 5. Do you have a disability (physical or mental impairment) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities?

* 6. Sexual Orientation:

* 7. Highest Education Level Completed:

* 8. Do you posses any of the following national paralegal credentials? (mark all that apply)

* 9. Type of Employer:

* 10. Location of Paralegal Employment:

* 11. Number of attorneys employed by your employer?

* 12. Including you, how many paralegals are employed by your employer?
Your employer may use a different term such as legal assistant, paralegal, etc., but for this survey, please include anyone doing substantive or billable work.

* 13. Areas of Practice (Mark all that apply)

* 14. Number of years in current position:

* 15. Total number of years doing substantive work:

* 16. Total number of years in legal profession:

* 17. Employed:

* 18. How did you obtain your current paralegal position?

* 19. Gross Wages:  hourly or salary, but not both

* 20. If answer to above question is hourly, select the range that applies

* 21. If answer to question above is salary, select the range that applies:

* 22. Employment/Salary Review:  (Mark all that apply)

* 23. If a review is conducted, who performs the review?

* 24. Does your employer provide bonuses?

* 25. If yes to above question, what is the bonus based on?

* 26. If you receive a bonus that is not percentage-based, please select the range that applies:

* 27. If bonus is a percentage, select the range that applies:

* 28. Do you receive a cost of living increase annually?

* 29. If yes to question above, select the cost of living increase that applies:

* 30. Are you eligible for overtime compensation, and if so, please specify the types offered:

* 31. Vacation and Paid Time Off:  If you have a combination of vacation, paid time off, sick days or other type, please specify the range that applies:

* 32. Vacation and Paid Time Off:  If you do NOT have a combination of vacation, paid time off, sick days, or other type, please break down by category the number of days earned and the length of the period in which they are earned.  Format as follows:  #days/earned period.  Example:  1 day/month

* 33. Benefit options paid by employer available: (Mark all that apply)

* 34. If employer pays for CLEs, which ones do they pay for: (Mark all that apply)

* 35. What are your future professional plans for the next five years?

* 36. What is the average number of pro bono hours you contributed in 2016?
Definition of Pro Bono: legal work undertaken without charge, typically for a client with a low income.

* 37. If you participated in community service activities, what is the average number of hours you contributed in 2016?

* 38. Workflow:  Mark all that apply)

* 39. Assignment Structure:

* 40. Nature of client contact: (mark all that apply)

* 41. Do you have a required number of client billable hours per month?

* 42. If the answer to the question above is yes, what is the number of client billable hours each month?  

* 43. Highest billable rate at which your time is billed:

* 44. Are you a member of the Oregon Paralegal Association?
Please consider taking the OPA 2018 Paralegal Survey for Members if you are currently an OPA Member, which can be found at:

* 45. Are you aware that paralegals are registering to become Oregon Certified Paralegals similar to other
state-specific certifications to designate and confirm their experience and education?

* 46. If you answered yes to the above question, are you planning to complete an OCP application:

* 47. If you indicated you were not aware of Oregon certification, would you be interested in learning more about the OCP program and requirements?

* 48. Rate your satisfaction with the paralegal profession in general:

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