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FULL METHODOLOGY - Survey of Law Firm EconomicsBACK TO SURVEY

This is an online survey administered only to U.S. law firms.  Information was collected in several areas for each lawyer who worked at the participating law firm for the previous year. Earnings and billable hours information is included only for individuals who worked full-time for the entire year.

Data Collected Includes:

    * Income

    * Expenses

    * Unbilled time

    * Receivables

    * Realization

    * Hourly rates

    * Billable hours

    * Partner compensation

    * Associate compensation

    * Administrative staff compensation

    * Personnel ratios

Positions Analyzed Include:

    * Equity partner/shareholder

    * Non-equity partner/shareholder

    * Associate lawyer

    * Staff lawyer

    * Of Counsel