Starting Salaries for Legal Support Staff

Newly posted on the Multnomah Bar Association website:

Salaries for Legal Support Staff 2013-2014

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Salary Survey

2012 Economic Survey of Oregon Lawyers

The 2012 Economic Survey is now available on the OSB Web site.  The data on billing practices begins on page 32 of the PDF:

  • Average hours billed per month in Oregon: 99 (all attorneys) – down from 2007
  • Average and median billing rates of $242 and $225 per hour compare to $213 and $200 in 2007 (when the last survey was conducted)
  • Hourly rates gauged by total years in practice – see the results on page 34
  • Hourly rates gauged by area of practice – details on page 35.  Here are some quick averages:
    • Bankruptcy $269/hour
    • Business (Corporate Litigation) $284/hour
    • Civil Litigation/Insurance Defense $190/hour
    • Criminal $214/hour
    • Tax/Estate $239/hour
    • Workers’ Comp $219/hour

Check out the full survey here.