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As the fourth quarter of 2021 draws to a close, we recently finished taking a look at our third-quarter data for Justia Ask A Lawyer! Check out the latest trends and see whether you can spot the changes from quarters one and two this year.
As mentioned in our posts from the first and second quarters of 2021, Justia Ask A Lawyer is our free platform where users can anonymously submit legal questions and attorneys can offer basic, preliminary answers that remain publicly available on our site. Thus, users can get help on the next steps needed to address their legal matters, while attorneys can take advantage of a unique legal marketing opportunity.
We’ve been checking the data from the third quarter of 2021 and are ready to share some more information with all of you about our anonymous searchers, the attorneys participating in the forum, and more! Keep reading to get a look at the trends.
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
Our platform covers over 75 practice areas into which submitted questions may be categorized. However, some of these categories are more popular with users than others.
We saw some movement in the data regarding the most popular categories this quarter, but some things remained consistent. Criminal law and family law remained the most common practice areas receiving questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer, followed by real estate law, landlord-tenant law, and child custody law.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
Our users come from across the nation and represent people from various backgrounds. In the third quarter, these 10 states had the most users submit questions through the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum: California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
What Are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
Because Justia Ask A Lawyer receives questions in various practice areas across the nation, we also used the data to compile a list of the three most active practice area categories on Justia Ask A Lawyer in each of the states and the District of Columbia during the third quarter of 2021.
Three Most Active Practice Areas By State – Q3
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
During the third quarter, many users on the Justia Ask A Lawyer platform continued to simply search for answers in our previously submitted questions, rather than submit a new question. We checked 25 of the most searched terms on the platform and created the infographic below.
Who Are the Most Active Attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
As usual, we also checked the data regarding who some of the most active attorneys were on Justia Ask A Lawyer throughout the third quarter. Some of the most active attorneys from previous quarters remained exceptionally active, while some newcomers joined the group.
Without further ado, these lawyers were 10 of the most active attorneys on our forum in the third quarter of 2021: Timothy Denison, Anthony M. Avery, Tim Akinpar, Marcos Garciaacosta, Terrence H. Thorgaard, Peter N. Munsing, Maurice Mandel II, Dale S. Gribow, Alexander Ivakhnenko, and Mark Oakley.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
The attorneys helping people on Justia Ask A Lawyer come from diverse backgrounds and have attended various institutions across the nation throughout their educational careers. We looked at the top law schools for alumni participation on Justia Ask A Lawyer in the third quarter of 2021 and put together the list below. Once again, this list is very different from previous quarters.
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama)
- Quinnipiac University School of Law (North Haven, Connecticut)
- Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C.)
- Widener University, Delaware Law School (Wilmington, Delaware)
- University of Kansas School of Law (Lawrence, Kansas)
- Suffolk University Law School (Boston, Massachusetts)
- University of Baltimore School of Law (Baltimore, Maryland)
- University of Maine School of Law (Portland, Maine)
- St. Louis University School of Law (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Mississippi College School of Law (Jackson, Mississippi)
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
As more and more people search for answers to their legal questions online, Justia Ask A Lawyer continues to provide lawyers with a free opportunity to both help someone in need and connect with potential clients. As a bonus, when you participate in Justia Ask A Lawyer you increase the chances that your Justia Profile might be featured in the next edition of this post, as well as your state, practice area, or law school! Start answering questions now to take advantage of this unique opportunity.