OLABISI ONISILE WHITNEY represents small businesses as outside counsel. Her practice
also focuses on family law and mediation. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Communications Advisory Committee. She can be reached at (602) 687-6248. A special thanks
to Christopher Groh, a second year law student and paralegal at Onisile Law Firm, PLLC, for
his assistance with this article.
RICK DEBRUHL is the Chief Communications Officer for the State Bar of Arizona.
BY OLABISI ONISILE WHITNEY & RICK DEBRUHL
you’re an attorney in Arizona,
But the best news is that you’re probably
taking two weeks of vacation every year to
get away from it all.
Those are just some of the numbers that
came out of the 2016 Economics of Law
Practice in Arizona survey. The State Bar of
Arizona does this survey every three years.
It provides a snapshot of how our legal pro-
fession is doing. It helps courts decide how
much to award in legal fees, and it gives law
firm administrators guidance when hiring
While the survey has been around since
2001, this year’s version includes significant changes. To start with, a new consultant called Readex Research was used. It is
considered one of the nation’s top research
companies. The company’s roots go back
to 1947, and each year it conducts more
than 500 research projects for customers in
the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Another difference came in the way some
ARIZONA LAWYERS REPORT ON ECONOMICS OF PRACTICE