Survey Shows Increase in Number of Law FIrm Web sites.

Ltrc The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center's 2004-2005 preliminary survey results indicate that 68.1% of law firms have an Internet web site. This is an overall increase from previous years. Not surprisingly, 100% of law offices with 50 or more attorneys have websites. This figure remains unchanged.

Only 19.7% of solo practitioners maintain a web presence (this is a huge decrease). Of respondents from small firms (2-9 attorneys), 62.4% reported having web sites (this is an increase) , while 93.2% of firms with 10 to 49 attorneys have web sites (also an increase).Web_sites_by_firm_size

  • Firms with securities, acquisitions and mergers practices were most likely to have a web site, with 90.9% of respondents from firms with that practice group saying they had a website.
  • Firms with intellectual property practices ran a close second at 90.5%.
  • Firms with employment/labor (83.3%), medical malpractice (81.3%) and litigation (81.2%) practice groups round out the top five.
  • Firms with practice areas in general practice (civil) (38.7%), estates, wills and trusts (40.9%), contracts (45.5%), criminal (46.2%) and family law (51.4%) were the bottom five.

The 2004-2005 ABA Legal Technology Survey Reports will be released in June 2005. You can subscribe to their updates online.

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