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.

$25 Drawing for Survey Completion Instructions:  Once you've finished the survey, hit the "Done" button and wait for the confirmation page.  Save the confirmation page to a PDF and email it to  Winners of the drawing will be notified within a week following August 15, 2017.
*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:
Please consider taking the 2017 Salary Survey if you are currently working in the legal profession.  It can be found at

* 2. Gender:

* 3. Age: (please specify)

* 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. Are you a member of OPA?
Please consider taking the 2017 OPA Paralegal Survey for Members if you are currently working in the legal profession.  It can be found at

* 8. Are you a member of another legal professional association?

* 9. Are you working and attending school?

* 10. If you are currently working, is it in the legal profession?
Please consider taking the OPA 2017 Paralegal Salary Survey  if you are currently working as a paralegal or legal assistant, which can be found at:

* 11. What areas of law are you most interested in?  (Mark all that apply)

* 12. If you are a student, what degree or certificate are you pursuing?

* 13. If you are a non-traditional paralegal or associate member with OPA, what degree do you possess?

* 14. Do you agree that paralegals should have standardized tests and credentials?

* 15. Do you plan to obtain or currently possess the CRP credentials through the PCC Exam offered by NFPA?

* 16. If you are a paralegal student, what school/program do you attend?

* 17. If you are a paralegal student, is your paralegal program an ABA approved program?

* 18. If you are a paralegal student, rate your satisfaction with your paralegal program:

* 19. If you are a paralegal student, what topics are not being taught in your paralegal program that you would like to learn more about?

* 20. As a student or associate member of OPA, do you read OPA’s Paragram, a bi-monthly publication posted on the OPA website?

* 21. As a student or associate member of OPA, is there something you would like to see in the Paragram that is not currently being offered?

* 22. As a student or associate member of OPA, have you used OPA’s Job Bank, posted on the OPA website and e-blasted to members, to assist you in a job search?

* 23. OPA has a Mentor/Mentee program that offers mentorship to paralegal students and new paralegals.  
The Association has some amazing members who have vast experience and knowledge to share with those entering the profession.  

Please select one of the following:

* 24. As a student or associate member of OPA, what is your satisfaction with OPA in the last year?

* 25. Student and associate members of OPA elect the Associate Representative who represents their Interests to the OPA Board, facilitates Success Seminars that reflect the Student/Associate membership needs, and ensures the Student/Associate members have a voice in OPA decisions that Impact Student/Associate members.

Is there anything you would like your associate representative to present to the OPA Board on behalf of the student/associate membership, or specific topics you would like addressed?

* 26. As a student or associate member of OPA, rate your satisfaction level with your Associate Representative.

* 27. As a student or associate member of OPA, would you recommend OPA membership to other paralegal students/associate paralegals?

* 28. As a Student or Associate member of OPA, are you aware of the NFPA membership benefits available to OPA members, such as NFPA membership, the National Paralegal Reporter publication,discounted CLE's, volunteer involvement?

* 29. As a student or associate member of OPA, do you read the National Paralegal Reporter publication?

* 30. 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?

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

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

* 33. Now that you have finished the survey, please participate in the drawing for the $25 Amazon gift certificate, simply click the "Done" button at the bottom of this page and wait for a new page to appear.  Capture an image of this new page and send the PDF document in an email to  Winners will be drawn, announced and notified within a week following the close of the survey on August 15, 2017.

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