WCC Paralegal Employer Survey of Graduates
  
 

This survey is for employers of WCC Program Graduates.    

All of the information below is kept confidential. It is used only for statistical presentation of averages and reporting to the American Bar Association.

Please fill in the below survey, it will only take about 5-10 minutes.  When you have completed the survey, press the "Submit" button at the end.   If you have any questions or concerns, call Russell J. Ippolito, Paralegal Studies Chair, at 914-785-6218 or 914-631-9090.

Lastly, let me take this opportunity to tell you that if your office is interested in advertising for paralegals positions, WCC provides free job postings to all its graduates.  Simply send your job posting to my e-mail address (russell.ippolito@sunywcc.edu), and include salary range (or indicate that salary is commensurate with experience), job location, experience required, and where alumni should send their résumés. 

Name of WCC Graduate Employed at Firm:

Firm Name: 

E-Mail:    Phone#

Year WCC Graduate Began working for Firm:

Firm Size:

Number of attorneys in firm: Solo 2-10 11-20 21-50 51-100 Over 100
Number of Paralegals:   1-10 11-20 21-50 51-100 Over 100
Number of Support Staff:   1-10 11-20 21-50 51-100 Over 100

  

Firm's Area of Legal Practice: (Check Any That Apply)

Personal Injury General Practice Medical Malpractice Estates, Wills, Trusts
Elder Law Litigation Family Law Real Estate
Corporate Intellectual Prop. Bankruptcy Aircraft
Civil Rights Health Care Employment Law Disability
Banking Entertainment Worker’s Comp. Contract Admin.
Housing Insurance Defense Immigration International Law
Toxic Torts Labor/Employment Municipal Law Criminal Law
Other      

 

Areas in Which Paralegals Are Used: (Check Any That Apply)

Same Areas as Checked Off Above

Personal Injury  General Practice Medical Malpractice Estates, Wills, Trusts
Elder Law Litigation Family Law Real Estate
Corporate Intellectual Prop. Bankruptcy Aircraft
Civil Rights Health Care Employment Law Disability
Banking Entertainment Worker’s Comp. Contract Admin.
Housing  Insurance Defense Immigration International Law
Toxic Torts Labor/Employment Municipal Law Criminal Law
Other      

 

Hiring requirements for your firm: (Check as many as apply)

Prior Legal Experience:

Yes  No

Writing Skills:

Yes  No

Computer skills:

Yes  No

Check the educational hiring requirements at your firm:
None
      Associates Degree       Baccalaureate Degree

 

How Does Your Firm Recruit Paralegals:

Employment Agencies
Ads in Local Papers
Recruitment from Local College Programs
Other: (specify)

 

important factors for hiring a paralegal/legal assistant

Please evaluate the following statements: "1" indicating that you strongly disagree with the statement and "10" indicating that you strongly agree with the statement:

Paralegals in Your Firm Need to Understand the Basic Fundamentals of Law:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10    

Paralegals in Your Firm Need Solid Oral Communication Skills:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

Paralegals in Your Firm Need Solid Writing Skills:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

Paralegals in Your Firm Must Know How to Conduct Legal Research:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

Paralegals in Your Firm Require a Firm Grasp of Word®:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

Paralegals in Your Firm Require a Firm Grasp of WordPerfect®:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 

Paralegals in Your Firm Require a Firm Grasp of Excel®:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

Paralegals in Your Firm Must Be Able to Work with a diverse group of people:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 

 

WCC Paralegal Graduates Employed

With regards to the graduate hired from the WCC Paralegal Program, please evaluate the following statements: "1" indicating that you strongly disagree with the statement and "10" indicating that you strongly agree with the statement:

The WCC Graduate Possessed a Well Grounded Knowledge of Legal Matters:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

The WCC Graduate Was Able to Apply That Legal Knowledge to Practical Matters Assigned:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

The WCC Graduate Was Well Versed in Computer Programs Used by the Office:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

If Legal Research Was Assigned, the WCC Graduate Was Adequately Prepared to Conduct the Research:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  N/A

The WCC Graduate Was Able to Write Effectively:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

The WCC Graduate Had Solid Oral Communication Skills:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

The WCC Graduate Knew How to Complete Documents Given to Him or Her:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 

The WCC Graduate Completed His or Her Work in a Timely Fashion:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

The WCC Graduate Displayed a Positive Attitude in the Workplace:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  

Rank the WCC Graduate's Training with "1" being the lowest and "10" being the highest:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 

Please state any areas where the Paralegal Program could have trained the graduates better?
 
What do you believe to be the most important issue or trend facing the paralegal profession?
 

Internship:

Is your office interested in a WCC student intern?   Yes   No

Thank you for your time and consideration in filling out this survey.