2022 Legal Trends Report

Today’s legal professionals face the growing challenge of balancing work and life. At the same time, law firms must strive to stand out within the highly competitive market for legal services.

Set your practice up for success with the latest industry research on how firms have fared amid major macroeconomic shifts, how lawyers balance the flexibility of hybrid work, and what clients look for when hiring a lawyer in 2022.

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New this year

Based on aggregated and anonymized data from tens of thousands of lawyers, and surveys of thousands of legal professionals and consumers, we uncover insights into some of the most pressing issues facing law firms today.

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    Key business trends

    Amid inflation, rising interest rates, and volatile employment markets, we looked at how global trends have impacted business and productivity among law firms.

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    Where work happens

    Using anonymized Clio login data, we looked at how many legal professionals are working at their firm office compared to home—and what this means for the future of hybrid work.

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    The “typical” workday

    We compared app usage with survey information to learn when lawyers prefer to work, and how the realities of work-life balance require clearer boundaries for many.

  • Better relationships with clients

    Better relationships with clients

    As consumer expectations continue to evolve, we compared survey data from lawyers and clients to learn how prepared law firms are in meeting the needs of their clients.

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Legal Trends Report published by Clio

The Legal Trends Report provides information on the most important issues faced within the legal profession. By analyzing aggregated and anonymized data from tens of thousands of legal professionals in the US, supported by extensive survey research, the report offers unique insights into law firm efficiencies, hourly rates, and other key metrics for success.

Clio is powering the future of legal services for lawyers and their clients through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including legal practice management, client intake and CRM, online payments, and client-attorney communication and collaboration software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 100 countries, and the approval of 70+ bar associations and law societies globally. Clio continues to lead the industry with initiatives like the Legal Trends Report, the Clio Cloud Conference, and the Clio Academic Access Program. Clio has been recognized as a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company and a market leader by G2 Crowd. Learn more at clio.com.