“Acquiring and keeping clients is the most significant challenge facing solo and small law firms, and increasing numbers of those firms see do-it-yourself legal websites as their competitors for those clients. Despite acknowledging this challenge, however, nearly three quarters of firms are doing nothing to address it.
These are among the findings of the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters of more than 300 law firms ranging in size from solo to 29 attorneys. I have been given an exclusive preview of the survey, which will be available for download later this month. (You can sign up now to receive a copy when it is available.)
This is the second year Thomson Reuters conducted the survey. I reported on last year’s survey in a series of posts here and at my blog Lawsitesblog.com. In last year’s posts, I gave an overview of the survey and then covered what the survey found about small firms’ greatest challenges and what they’re doing to address them, how small firms measure success, and the kinds of technology small firms are using. My final post last year looked at how solos differ from other small firm lawyers.
Again this year, I will report on the survey in a series of posts both here and at my own blog.”
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