ISBA will conduct the 2015 Iowa State Bar Association Economic Survey beginning
today, April 22, to capture a variety of demographic and economic figures from
members and their firms. The last economic survey conducted in 2011 proved
immensely popular, which is why ISBA leadership is encouraging members to
participate in the new study this year.
survey conducted by the bar reported on topics such as:
The average salary offered to new attorneys,
Average salaries for experienced attorneys
based on factors such as geographical areas of the state, experience, fields of
The average salary for a new, inexperienced
legal secretary compared to a secretary with five years’ experience,
year’s survey, conducted by Readex Research, will include similar questions and
others including average overhead expense, average billing rates, average
weekly work hours and more.
survey, scheduled to be emailed to in-state members today, is expected to take
approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, those who participate
in the study will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE registration to the
June 2015 Annual Meeting (a value of $325). Three winners will be selected.
ISBA contracted with Readex Research to administer the survey. The survey
website is secure and the identity of any respondent, including email
addresses, will be kept confidential by Readex.The research company will
not share the identity of any respondent with the ISBA or any third party. The
results will be compiled and sent to ISBA members this summer at no charge as a