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Letter from ABA President

Introduction and acknowledgments

Chapter 1 – The COVID-19 Pandemic
How it affected lawyers generally
Senior lawyers
Big-firm lawyers
Solos

Chapter 2 – Demographics
Growth of the profession
Lawyers by state
Lawyers by gender
Lawyers by race and ethnicity
Lawyers Age
Diversity in U.S. law firms
Hiring, promotion, attrition – Model Diversity Survey (NEW)
LGBT lawyers
Lawyers with disabilities
Legal demand in metro areas
Where lawyers work by race and ethnicity
Legal deserts

  • National Lawyer Population Survey – Early results July 7 – Posted online July 30
  • May 31 in 2019
  • Age – BLS – March 23
  • Law firm diversity – NLP survey – Dec. 18
  • Legal demand (location quotient) – March 31
  • After the JD – 2014 – No update? Should we keep it?
  • National Native American Bar Assn – Pursuit of Inclusion 2015 – Update? Keep it?

Chapter 3 – Legal Deserts
1. Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia
2. Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland
3. Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey
4. New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina
5. South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Chapter 3 – Wages
Wage trends over 20 years
Average lawyer wages by metropolitan area
Public service lawyers
Law firm associates
General counsel wages? – Equilar (NEW)

  • BLS – March 31
  • Public service pay – NALP – No update in 2020 – Last report 2018 – Updated every 4 years
  • Associates pay – NALP – May? – Last report May 22, 2019 – Updated every other year

Chapter 4 – Legal education
Law school applicants and enrollees
Why law school?
Law school demographics
Bar passage rates
Employment after graduation
Student debt
AALS deans survey? (NEW)
LSAC LGBTQ survey? (NEW)

  • Applicants and enrollment – LSAC – April
  • Enrollment – Legal Ed – Dec. 12
  • Why Law School? – AALS Before the JD – 2018 – Update?
  • Demographics – Legal Ed – March?
  • Bar exam – NCBE – April 24
  • Employment – Legal Ed – June 1

Chapter 5 – Judges
Diversity on the federal bench
New federal appointments
Diversity in state supreme courts

  • Race and gender – Federal Judicial Center – July 1
  • New federal appointments – FJC – July 1
  • State Supreme Courts – Brennan Center – Update? – February

Chapter 6 – Pro bono
Hours worked
Type of help
Top states
Free Legal Answers (NEW)
Law students

  • Supporting Justice – 2018 – No update in 2020
  • Law students – AALS – March 13?

Chapter 7 – Women in the legal profession
Demographics
Women in law firms
Women in law schools
Walking out the door
Judges – federal and state supreme courts (NEW)
Deans

  • Demographics – NLPS – May 31? July 7 early?
  • Judges – FJC – July 1
  • State supreme court judges – Brennan Center – Update? – Feb
  • Law firms – NAWL – Week of Nov. 23
  • Women in law schools – Legal Ed – March?
  • Deans – Rosenblatt’s Deans Database – June 1
  • Walking Out the Door – No update

Chapter 8 – Technology
Tech survey

Chapter 9 – Well-being
Lawyers
Law students
Life and practice
Judge well-being (NEW)

  • Hazelden study 2016 – No update? How long do we continue?
  • Law student survey 2016 – No update? How long do we continue?
  • Life and practice – Tech survey 2020 – Next update Dec 2021

Chapter 10 – Discipline
Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems

  • Discipline report – CPR – July 16

Appendix
We’ll need a separate outline for this

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