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We’re back with another edition of Justia Ask A Lawyer by the Numbers, a series where we’re offering you a glimpse at the usage statistics for consumers and lawyers on our free question-and-answer forum!
Justia Ask A Lawyer is our free form enabling consumers to anonymously submit their questions about the law to be answered by licensed attorneys! Participating attorneys can help consumers by providing basic answers to these questions and gain increased exposure to potential clients on the Justia platform.
Each quarter, this series shares insights into the usage and participation data for Justia Ask A Lawyer with all of you! Keep reading this post to learn more about the recent trends on the platform.
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
Justia Ask A Lawyer allows users to categorize their questions into over 75 practice areas to better connect with lawyers in the right area of expertise to answer their questions effectively.
The questions users submit through the forum are diverse and cover many of these practice areas! However, five practice areas were the most active for questions received in the third quarter of 2022: criminal law, family law, real estate law, landlord-tenant law, and divorce.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
The users submitting questions through the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum live in cities and towns across the country! During the third quarter of 2022, California, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Kentucky continued to lead the way as the top five states from which users submit questions. These states were followed by New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and New Jersey.
What Are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
Justia Ask A Lawyer users face diverse legal matters spanning numerous practice areas! In the chart below, you can check out which practice areas were most active in each state during the third quarter.
Three Most Active Practice Areas By State – Q3 2022
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Justia Ask A Lawyer is a resource that allows users to submit questions and browse previously answered anonymous questions. This word cloud illustrates 25 of the most frequently searched terms and keywords users leveraged to search the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum between July 1 and September 30 this year.
Who Are the Most Active Attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Justia Ask A Lawyer is made possible in part by the attorneys who donate their valuable time to answering the questions users submit on our site. In exchange for answering questions, participating lawyers enjoy increased exposure on the Justia platform while showcasing their legal knowledge to potential clients.
The following 10 lawyers were amongst the most active attorneys on the forum last quarter: Timothy Denison, Anthony M. Avery, Tim Akpinar, James Arrasmith, James R. Dickinson, Terrence H. Thorgaard, Penny Wymyczak-White, Neil Pedersen, John Michael Frick, and Dale S. Gribow.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
The lawyers participating in the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum were educated at institutions across the United States. The data shows that alumni from the 10 law schools listed below led the way for Justia Ask A Lawyer participation during the third quarter of 2022.
- Samford University Cumberland School of Law – Birmingham, Alabama
- University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School – Chicago, Illinois
- University of Baltimore Law School – Baltimore, Maryland
- Lewis & Clark Law School – Portland, Oregon
- Oklahoma City University School of Law – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- University of Maine School of Law – Portland, Maine
- Seton Hall University School of Law – Newark, New Jersey
- University of Nevada – Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law – Las Vegas, Nevada
- University of South Carolina School of Law – Columbia, South Carolina
- University of Connecticut School of Law – Hartford, Connecticut
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
As consumers tend to look online for legal information, forums like Justia Ask A Lawyer become increasingly valuable both for helping people find answers to their questions and helping lawyers expand their practices.
- Justia Ask A Lawyer by the Numbers: Second Quarter 2022
- Justia Ask A Lawyer by the Numbers: First Quarter 2022
- Justia Ask A Lawyer By the Numbers: Fourth Quarter 2021