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We’ve reviewed the Justia Ask A Lawyer data from the second quarter of 2021, and the numbers are in! Check out this post to learn more about common searches, see the most active lawyers on the forum, and spot the changes in the data.
In case you missed it, Justia Ask A Lawyer is our free forum connecting attorneys and people with legal questions. People with a legal need can anonymously submit their questions through the platform. Then, licensed attorneys can submit basic responses that are publicly available on our site, creating a unique marketing opportunity for the lawyer while also helping someone in need.
We previously shared data and statistics about Justia Ask A Lawyer in the first quarter of 2021, including the most common searches, the questions submitted through the forum, and more. Now the numbers are in for the second quarter and we have new statistics to share with all of you.
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
Justia Ask A Lawyer offers over 75 practice areas in which questions may be categorized. During the first quarter, the five practice areas with the most questions submitted were criminal law, family law, landlord-tenant law, real estate law, and child custody law. However, that is no longer the case for the second quarter.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
Like the changes in most active practice areas, the states with users submitting the most questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer also changed during the second quarter.
These 10 states had the most users submit questions through our forum between April 1 and June 30, 2021: Florida, California, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, and Tennessee.
What are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
Justia Ask A Lawyer receives questions in various practice areas from across the nation. We looked at the data and compiled the three most active practice area categories on Justia Ask A Lawyer for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia during the second quarter of 2021.
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Many of the visitors on Justia Ask A Lawyer simply search for answers in previously submitted questions, rather than submitting a new question through the forum. Below are 25 of the most common search terms entered on Justia Ask A Lawyer during the second quarter of 2021.
Who Are the Most Active Attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
We also compared the data regarding the most active attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer in the first quarter and second quarter of 2021. While some of the same exceptionally active attorneys from first quarter maintained their activity on Justia Ask A Lawyer into the second quarter, some newcomers have also entered our list of 10 of the most active lawyers on the forum.
Timothy Denison, Tim Akpinar, Anthony M. Avery, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, Dale S. Gribow, Terrence H. Thorgaard, Marcos Garciaacosta, Peter N. Munsing, Michael D. Birchmore, and Kiele Linroth Pace were 10 of the most active attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer between April 1 and June 30, 2021.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
The lawyers participating in Justia Ask A Lawyer attended a number of different institutions for law school. We checked out the top 10 law schools nationwide for alumni participation on the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum during the second quarter of 2021 and found that this list was very different from the previous results. In fact, the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law is the only school that appeared in this top 10 list for both the first quarter and second quarter of 2021.
- St. John’s University School of Law (Queens, New York)
- University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (Memphis, Tennessee)
- Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C.)
- Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School (Lansing, Michigan)
- Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
- Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, Florida)
- University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (Chicago, Illinois)
- Temple University Beasley School of Law (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Mercer University School of Law (Macon, Georgia)
- Florida State University College of Law (Tallahassee, Florida)
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
People continue to search for answers to their legal problems online, and Justia Ask A Lawyer provides lawyers with a free opportunity to connect with these current potential clients in addition to the future potential who may search our site seeking answers to a similar question. Plus, the more lawyers like you participate on the forum, the more likely you are to be featured, see your law school, or see your state in the next edition of this blog post! You can start answering questions now to take advantage of this unique opportunity.