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ERIC Number: ED133457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Task Analysis for Legal Assistant Program. Final Report.
Schrader, Marvin A.; Knight, John
The Legal Assistant Task Analysis Project was undertaken to provide data related to the importance of tasks and the frequency of tasks that are, or could be, assigned to an assistant. In order to accomplish this, a task survey form was constructed and distributed to a sample of attorneys in (1) private practice, (2) companies or corporations, and (3) government positions. The form included 123 tasks arranged in nine categories: General law office work, real estate problems, estate planning and probate, commercial law, business enterprises, criminal law, domestic relations, personal injury and other trial work, and tax work. The responses (335) were then analyzed to determine the mean frequency and importance of each task, which resulted in the selection of (1) 12 essential tasks; (2) 96 nonessential, but recommended for inclusion, tasks; and (3) 15 nonessential and not recommended for inclusion tasks. The tabulated data will be utilized in the development and evaluation of the recently approved Legal Assistant Program at Lakeshore Technical Institute at Cleveland, Wisconsin, a pilot 2-year associate degree program for the State of Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education System. The major portion of the document consists of tabulations of the survey responses, other survey materials, and the 123-item task list with the task frequency and task importance ratings. (Author/HD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Lakeshore Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District, Cleveland, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin