2018 Real Rate Report
The industry’s leading analysis of law firm rates, trends and practices
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The data in the 2018 Real Rate Report provides corporate counsel with an understanding of the rates they can expect to pay for a given matter type, division, industry, or practice area and offers in-depth analyses on key drivers of rates to help make informed selection decisions. For law firms, it provides a relative benchmark to ensure that pricing for legal services remains competitive.
Examining real, approved rate information, along with the ranges of those rates and their changes over time, highlights the role these variables play in driving aggregate legal cost and income. The analyses can energize questions for both corporate clients and law firm principals.
Clients might ask whether they are paying the right amount for different types of legal services, while law firm principals might ask whether they are charging the right amount for legal services and whether to modify their pricing approach.