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Attorney Fees, Salary Surveys, and Rankings

Introduction

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 Wolters Kluwer as well as 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.

Periodical Articles & Supplements

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.

Subscription Services

Some companies provide survey and list information for a fee and/or a subscription. The following companies focus on the legal community and offer lists, rankings, reports, and studies for purchase.

ALM Legal Intelligence

Legal Market Intelligence

Research Tip

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

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