Data Collection for the 2021 Report


The AIPLA Law Practice Management Committee conducts an economic survey of the membership every two years. The committee has streamlined the survey and included new questions that explore important new areas of interest to our profession, especially as 2020 was impacted by the global pandemic. We need your help in ensuring we have a strong set of data! 

Your input is vital to the quality and usefulness of the AIPLA's 2021 Report of the Economic Survey. The May 7th response deadline has been extended a final time to May 24, 2021. This allows for additional time to complete the firm and/or individual survey, which again this year can be conveniently done online, or on paper if preferred.

The survey has two parts, an individual survey and a firm survey. Some find it easier to download a print version to compile responses before entering the data online.

A unique link was sent by email for the individual and for law firm survey. When you first access the secure website using this link, you will be asked to create a password. Please keep this password. As you complete the survey your work will be saved. Using this password, you may return as needed to finish the survey. If you do not receive a link to complete the survey, please reach out to us at


If you did not already receive an invitation that included a personalized link, click the button below to complete the Individual Survey.

Complete Individual Survey

Click here to view and/or print out a hard copy of the Individual survey. This can help when you're compiling your response.


You should have received an invitation including a personalized link. If you didn't receive an invitation to complete the survey, contact us at Reminders are sent on Thursdays.

We could use your help in arranging to have someone at your firm complete the separate LAW FIRM SURVEY. Please provide the survey link to the individual completing this on your firm's behalf.

All respondents will receive a benchmarking tool that will allow you to view the summary of the results electronically. As an added incentive to participate, for every 200 individual responses received, AIPLA will have a drawing for free membership dues for the 21-22 membership year. There will also be one grand prize drawing for all individual respondents for a $500 American Express gift card. To participate in the drawings, you need to provide contact information (which is kept completely separate from any data provided). You must respond to be entered, so please take some time to complete and return this important survey. 

Click here to view and/or print out a hard copy of the Firm survey.


If you only complete the survey using the paper version, please send those responses directly to ARI at

If you have any questions regarding your response to the survey, please contact Association Research, Inc. at (240) 268-1262 (ext. 100) or by email at



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    October 28 to 30, 2021

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