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Key Lawyer Statistics

  • The legal process outsourcing market value is anticipated to reach $45.4 billion in 2028, with a predicted CAGR of 26.7%.
  • Lawyers earned an average of $126,930 in 2020.
  • 41% of law firms use blockchain for transactional legal services.
  • 731,340 lawyers are employed in the US.
  • 50% of law firms use event sponsorship as a primary marketing channel.
  • 94% of law firms have a website.
  • 88% of law firms use their blog for client development.
  • 86% of law firms claim to be active on social media.

When it comes to understanding the legal field, comprehensive legal industry statistics make all the difference. Legal and lawyer statistics offer insightful information on the state of the legal profession and help you understand this dynamic market.

We’ve gathered the top lawyer facts and statistics that provide insight into various legal practice areas, including technology law and corporate attorneys. These figures also offer data on median pay, job satisfaction levels, and how legislative changes affect the legal market.

This page lists 50+ legal industry statistics that fall under the following sections:

Read on to learn more!

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Global legal industry statistics

Want to learn about the legal industry across the globe? These statistics include the legal industry market size and more to help you understand the realm of legal markets worldwide.

  1. The legal process outsourcing market value is projected to hit $45.4 billion in 2028 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)of 26.4%.
  2. The legal software market value is expected to reach $0.83 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 12.7%.
  3. The global market for legal services is expected to reach $1,006.53 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 24.7%.
  4. The global legal services market’s CAGR from 2017 to 2022 was 3.1%, growing from $656.9 billion to $764.8 billion. The Business Research Company expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2022 to 2027, and 5.7% from 2027 to 2032.
  5. $563.45 billion is how much the worldwide B2B legal services market is projected to increase by 2027
  6. $459.59 billion is how much the B2B legal services market size is expected to grow in 2023.
  7. 58% of legal organizations say a lack of qualified personnel is hampering their businesses.
  8. 41% of law firms will use blockchain for transactional legal services.
  9. 31% of lawyers will use blockchain for high-value legal services.
  10. 21% of legal services providers will use blockchain for business assistance.

Lawyer Bureau of Labor Statistics

Let’s take a look at some lawyer facts and statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  1.  California employs 94,300 lawyers, the most in the country. This number is followed by New York (86,000), Florida (61,320), Texas (45,950), and Washington, D.C. (34,660).
  2.  $238,990 (Washington, D.C.) is the highest annual mean wage by state.
  3. There are 731,340 lawyers employed in the U.S.
  4. 445,110 lawyers work in Legal Services, which is 37% of all industry employment.
  5. 57,160 work in local government, excluding schools and hospitals.
  6. 47,650 work in state government, excluding schools and hospitals.
  7. 40,630 work in federal, state, and local government, excluding state and local government schools and hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service.
  8. 22,110 work in the management of companies and enterprises.
  9. Wyoming has the fewest lawyers with only 1673.
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U.S. licensed and practicing lawyer statistics

Here are some lawyer demographic statistics and data to help you understand who these legal professionals are.

  1. 51.5% of all lawyers are women, while 48.5% are men.
  2. The average lawyer age is 46 years old.
  3. 76% of lawyers are Non-Hispanic White.
  4. 7.7% of lawyers are Hispanic or Latino.
  5. 6.3% of lawyers are Asian.
  6. 5.4% of lawyers are Black.
  7. 3.7% of lawyers identify as LGBT+.
  8. Lawyers are 86% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Lawyer online marketing statistics

Now that we know more about the legal industry as a whole, let’s look at some marketing statistics for lawyers and legal professionals.

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24% of law firms employ marketing staff to manage their website.

Marketing statistics:

  1. 50% of law firms use event sponsorship as a primary marketing channel.
  2. 29% of law firms with 2–9 attorneys and 0% of solo practitioners have a marketing budget, compared to 55% of law firms with 10–49 attorneys.
  3. 25% of law firms continue to market through print, 18% through direct mail, 9% through radio, and 8% through Yellow Pages.
  4. 13% of businesses claim that “no one” is in charge of marketing in their law firm.

Website statistics:

  1. 94% of law firms have a website.
  2. 24% of law firms employ marketing staff to manage their website.
  3. 21% of legal firms use outside consultants for website management
  4. 13% of law firms use an attorney on staff to manage their business website
  5. 12% of legal service providers use an office manager or firm administrator to manage their websites.
  6. 6% of businesses claim to offer live chat to customers on their websites — this percentage is higher for smaller firms than for larger ones.
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Content marketing statistics:

  1. 99% of lawyers’ websites have partner profiles as the frequently accessed material.
  2. 88% of law firms use their blog for client development.
  3. 58% of businesses report that one or more lawyers write most website content.
  4. 57% of law firm websites have legal articles written in-house.
  5. 55% of firms’ websites show examples of recent successful cases.

Social media marketing legal industry statistics:

  1. 87% of lawyers have a presence on LinkedIn
  2. 81% of law firms claim to be active on social media.
  3. 77% of lawyers use social media for career development/networking and 52% for client development.
  4. 40% of law firms are active on Facebook.
  5. 25% of legal firms have an X (formerly Twitter) account.
  6. 18% of law firms are on Instagram.

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