The 2021 Legal Trends Report

Read the most comprehensive examination of the current state of legal practice. Learn how the pandemic has permanently shifted client expectations and what tools and processes firms are using to align their operations with a new, more flexible age of legal services delivery.

This year, we analysed how firms are prioritising their spending, including which investments are paying dividends and contributing to ongoing success for lawyers and their clients.

New this year

An analysis of spending

We reveal how lawyers are spending their money, and identify opportunities for strategic investment that align with the new needs of the legal client.

An examination of shifting consumer expectations

We assessed how the challenges of the past have led to opportunities to deliver more client-centred legal services in 2021 and beyond.

Redefining success

We examined the firm performance of tens of thousands of legal professionals and asked over 1,000 lawyers and consumers what’s most important to them as they navigate a new world of cloud-based legal services delivery.

Updated data on firm KPIs and hourly rates

We present updated data on core business insights and hourly rates across distinct geographies and practice areas to equip your legal practice with information that drives success.

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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.