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Law Firm and Corporate Counsel 2009 Salary and Law Practices

The following provides an overview of the participant profile of those that are included in the 2009 salary and law practice survey database.

This survey is conducted on-going and involves a live database that is regularly updated. Survey subscribers have full access from date of subscription for a full year. The survey is available online, 365/24/7.

The survey is sponsored by CBA and CCCA. Details on survey content, subscription requirements, sample reports, list of jobs included, and other relevant information can be found on the survey website at www.compinsight.com/legal-survey.asp.

For 2009 the survey found:

  • Small or modest salary increases for Associates based on National averages. Results varied for geographically based jobs. The same trend was found for Senior Associate (non-equity partners)
     
  • Salary levels offered to Articling Students actually fell slightly in 2009.
     
  • Some Paralegal salaries increased substantially, possible because more legal work is being carried by these jobs in firms where Associate jobs have been eliminated.
     
  • Within the corporate environment there were modest increased provided to most legal practitioners. This is likely because corporate salaries are adjusted across-the-board irrespective of occupational groupings.

Details on all 85 jobs and law firm practices, benefits, incentives and the like can be had by subscribing to the survey. The survey pricing for annual subscriptions is very attractive and is structured to be affordable to firms and corporations of any size.

Participant Profile

GEOGRAPHIC CATEGORY BREAKDOWN

Geographic splits have been arranged in the best possible manner, given the number of participants from various parts of the Country. These splits will be reviewed each year based on the mix of locations represented.

GEOGRAPHIC CATEGORY BREAKDOWN

SIZE CATEGORY BREAKDOWN

Divided into four categories based upon the number of lawyers as follows:

SIZE CATEGORY BREAKDOWN

INDUSTRY TYPE BREAKDOWN

Corporate Law departments are divided into nine categories based on industry type as follows:

INDUSTRY TYPE BREAKDOWN

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