Have you ever wondered how your practice compares to other law firms in East Tennessee? The KBA Membership Service Committee has worked for almost two years adapting the Economics & Law Office Management Survey which has been offered by the Florida State Bar for more than fifteen years. The survey has two primary objectives: (1) To provide timely, relevant and accurate information to inform and guide practical management and planning decisions by local attorneys, including private and non-private practitioners including the judiciary and government workers, and (2) To monitor key trends within the legal profession. This is the first time the KBA has ever attempted to collect specifics on lawyer salaries, rates for billable hours and benefits information and to ensure confidentiality, the KBA has contracted with the ABA Division of Bar Services to conduct the survey in a manner that completely protects the privacy of each respondent, even from the KBA.
What to expect
On August 19th, every KBA member will receive an email from Joanne O’Reilly at the ABA Division of Bar Services (firstname.lastname@example.org that contains a link to the survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete but if you need to leave in the middle, you can return to it as needed until you are finished. The response deadline is September 13.
The KBA will offer a $500 AmEx gift card to one lucky participant. The winner will be selected by the staff of the ABA Division of Bar Services.
We need every member to participate in order for the survey results to be meaningful to the KBA and to guide practical planning and management decisions by local attorneys.
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