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What computer software, if any, is used? What is its function and how useful is it? What would the office have to do if such software did not exist?
Interview a paralegal, attorney, or legal secretary who has been involved in di- ASSIGNMENT 7.28 vorce actions in your state.
a. Approximately how many divorce cases have you worked on?
b. How many of them have been uncontested?
c. Approximately how long does it take to process an uncomplicated, uncontested divorce?
d. Is there a difference between working on a divorce case and working on another kind of case in the law office? If so, what is the difference?
e. What are the major steps for processing a divorce action in this state? What documents have to be filed? What court appearances must be made? Etc.
f. What formbook, manual, or other legal treatise do you use, if any, that is helpful? Who is the publisher?
g. Does your office have its own internal manual that covers any aspect of divorce practice?
h. In a divorce action, what is the division of labor among the attorney, the paralegal, and the legal secretary?
i. What computer software, if any, is used? What is its function and how useful is it? What would the office have to do if such software did not exist?