CLIO Publish 2017 Legal Trends Report

Here’s the blurb

Data has become the world’s most valuable commodity. Yet, for as long as the legal profession has been around, lawyers have lacked the data necessary to making smart decisions about the future of their practice.

That’s what’s driving this report—the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the legal industry to date. Using aggregate and anonymized data from Clio, the most widely-used legal practice management software, supplemented by large-scale research surveys, the 2017 Legal Trends Report investigates some of the most pressing issues that ultimately determine success for law firms.

In this report, you’ll learn:

  • What takes lawyers away from doing billable work?
  • What makes clients hire one lawyer over another?
  • What goals should firms set for their practice?

    Digging deeper into the data

    Last year, the Legal Trends Report established the most comprehensive system for recording average hourly rates for law firms across the United States. This year—in addition to providing average industry rates for individual states and the United States as a whole—the report includes unique insights on lawyers, non-lawyers, and law firms.

    This year’s report also looks at year-over-year comparisons between legal professionals working in urban and rural locations, and includes average rates for the 10 largest US metropolitan areas.

And it’s free… Download at this very long url

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