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Attorney Fees, Salary Surveys, and Rankings

Overview

Fees, billing, and salary are important considerations for attorneys. Many print publications provide information on determining and setting fees, including court awarded fees. Billing and salary information is cataloged and distributed by many companies across many job categories. In the legal community, companies like American Lawyer Media and local bar associations often conduct surveys to provide the legal community with billing, salary, and other ranking information. Methodology on how surveys are conducted varies between companies and should be consulted when evaluating survey results.

This guide provides an overview of attorney fees, billing surveys, salary surveys, and law firm rankings available at Jenkins. Please note that some publications, like the National Law Journal Billing Report and the Survey of Law Firm Economics are on Jenkins' occasional purchasing schedule. To purchase other available years, see the ALM website.

Additional Resources

Publications like The Legal Intelligencer, The New Jersey Law Journal, The National Law Journal, and The American Lawyer occasionally publish articles or special supplements that include surveys, rankings, and ratings. Contact a Jenkins' librarian at 215.574.1505 or research@jenkinslaw.org for tips on finding these articles and supplements.

Law review and journal articles may give further insight to attorney fees, salaries, and law firm rankings. Jenkins members can use HeinOnline and LegalTrac to search for articles.

Some companies provide survey and list information for a fee and/or a subscription. ALM Intelligence: Business of Law Solutions focuses on the legal community and offers lists, rankings, reports, and studies for purchase.

Market research reports can also be obtained from companies like MarketResearch.com.