Appendix B. Analysis of Task Ratings

Table B.1. 179 Task Statements as Rated by NLLs and Non-NLLs, Rank-Ordered by %Perform for Both Groups Combined (see notes at end of table)


  1. Tasks are rank-ordered from most commonly performed to least commonly performed based on the combined value of %perform using both groups weighted by sample size.
  2. Task frequency scale: 1= yearly; 2=quarterly; 3=monthly; 4=weekly.
  3. Task criticality scale: 1=low; 2=moderate; 3=high.

Table B.2. Number and Percentage of Tasks with %Perform Greater Than or Equal to 50% for Different Demographic Subgroups

Note: Respondents whose practice setting was Judicial (including clerkship), or race was Native American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Multiracial, are not included because the sample sizes (N) are too small to produce stable statistics.

Table B.3. Percentage of Respondents Who Performed Each Task for a Sample of 15 Practice Clusters (see notes at end of table)

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  1. The practice clusters are based on a cluster analysis of the percent of time spent in each of 35 practice areas appearing on the survey. This table samples 15 clusters from the 25 produced by the cluster analysis.
  2. The values in each cell indicate the percentage of respondents who indicated that they performed the task.
  3. The task statements are sorted from highest to lowest percentage based on the entire sample of respondents (i.e., sorted on the Total Group column).
  4. The first row indicates the percent of the respondents in that cluster. The 15 practice clusters are arranged from most to least populous.