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With the first quarter of 2022 behind us and the second quarter well underway, we are taking a look at some of the data and trends on our Justia Ask A Lawyer forum so far this year. Keep reading to learn more.
Through Justia Ask A Lawyer, attorneys can better connect with potential clients and market their practice by providing basic information in response to people’s anonymous questions about the law. Because questions and answers remain publicly available on the Justia site, participating lawyers benefit from increased visibility before both current and future potential clients browsing our platform.
Each quarter, we are taking a look at the data and trends regarding usage and participation on the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum and sharing interesting insights with all of you. Keep reading to discover what the data told us about Justia Ask A Lawyer in the first quarter of 2022 and see if you can spot the changes from 2021.
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
To help users better connect with lawyers that can answer their questions (and to help lawyers find questions in their areas of expertise), submissions on Justia Ask A Lawyer are categorized into one or more relevant practice areas. In fact, we offer more than 75 different choices!
While many practice areas received numerous questions, the five practice areas that most frequently received questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer in the first three months of 2022 were criminal law, family law, real estate law, child custody, and divorce. Interestingly, four of these five practice areas were very popular with our users in the first quarter of 2021 as well.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
Justia offers nationwide resources and users from across the country submit questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer. In the first quarter of 2022, these ten states had the most users asking questions through our forum: California, Florida, Texas, New York, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Louisiana, and New Jersey.
What are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
The people submitting questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer come from diverse backgrounds and face various legal issues, both common and unique. Check out the data showing some of the most active practice area categories in each state during the first quarter this year.
Three Most Active Practice Areas By State – Q1 2022
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Many visitors to Justia Ask A Lawyer search for information in the previously submitted questions and answers, rather than submitting a new question entirely. Below you can see 25 of the most commonly searched terms in the first three months of 2022.
Who Are the Most Active Attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Justia Ask A Lawyer relies upon the time and assistance of the lawyers in the Justia Lawyer Directory to help people find answers to their questions. The time every participating lawyer gives to the forum is valuable! Nonetheless, these ten lawyers went above and beyond last quarter and became some of the most active participants on the forum: Timothy Denison, Tim Akpinar, Anthony M. Avery, Terrence H. Thorgaard, Dale S. Gribow, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, Penny Wymyczak-White, Joseph Jaap, Richard W. Noel, and Mark Oakley.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
We also took a look at the law schools whose alumni were most active on Justia Ask A Lawyer in the first quarter this year. Below are ten law schools whose alumni actively participated on our forum from January through March 2022:
Top 10 Law Schools
- DePaul College of Law (Chicago, Illinois)
- George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C.)
- Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts)
- University of Baltimore School of Law (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Capital University Law School (Columbus, Ohio)
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama)
- William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)
- Lewis & Clark Law School (Portland, Oregon)
- Quinnipiac University School of Law (North Haven, Connecticut)
- Widener University, Delaware School of Law (Wilmington, Delaware)
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
People are looking for answers to their legal questions online. Justia Ask A Lawyer offers lawyers a free opportunity to connect with these potential clients in a forum that showcases the attorney’s legal skills. As a lawyer, if you are not participating in Justia Ask A Lawyer, you are missing out on the opportunity to expand your digital marketing reach in a unique setting.