New business growth slowed by 16 percent in Los Angeles and 26 percent in San Francisco; however, growth in Los Angeles (2.7 percent) was still lower than San Francisco (6.7 percent) in 2015;Source: UpCounsel's 2016 Los Angeles Business Law Report.
Los Angeles has one lawyer per 23 businesses, while San Francisco has one lawyer per eight businesses;
Growth in the number of newly barred attorneys in 2015 was comparable in Los Angeles (1.6 percent) and San Francisco (1.4 percent);
The number of newly barred attorneys across all of California in 2015 was the lowest it has been in 10 years;
Hourly billing rates are slightly higher in Los Angeles (on average $302 - $410) than in San Francisco (on average $293 - $408); and
Customer satisfaction with legal services in both Los Angeles (86 percent) and San Francisco (84 percent) is slightly higher than the California average (82 percent).
Thursday, April 14, 2016
State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016
A recent survey of 15,000 California lawyers uncovered the following statistics concerning the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal markets and the lawyers who work there: