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Ready for another edition of Justia Ask A Lawyer by the numbers? We pulled the data from the third quarter of 2023 and are back to share some usage insights and statistics with all of you!
As part of our mission to make the law free and accessible for all, Justia helps consumers connect with legal information directly from lawyers through Justia Ask A Lawyer, our free question-and-answer forum. For lawyers, this forum presents a unique marketing opportunity by showcasing the attorney’s legal knowledge and creating greater online visibility for the attorney via our Justia Ask A Lawyer pages.
Each quarter, we look at the data and participation trends for Justia Ask A Lawyer and share the highlights in a few key areas with all of you! Keep reading this post to check out the trends between July 1 and September 30 this year.
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
Justia Ask A Lawyer offers 75+ practice areas for categorizing user inquiries. This helps users better connect with lawyers that have the right knowledge to provide insight into their question, while helping attorneys find questions to answer that align with their experience.
While the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum receives questions from across each of the available practice areas, these five practice areas were the most popular in the third quarter of 2023: family law, criminal law, landlord-tenant law, real estate law, and civil rights.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
People from across the nation submit questions via Justia Ask A Lawyer! Of course, some locations submit more questions than others. Last quarter, these states were the most active locations for users submitting questions: California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois.
What Are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
The questions submitted by consumers vary across each state. The chart below shows which practice areas were most active in each state during the third quarter of 2023.
Three Most Active Practice Areas By State – Q3 2023
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
In addition to submitting new, anonymous questions via the forum, users can also browse previously submitted questions and answers on the Justia Ask A Lawyer site. The word cloud below illustrates 25 of the most frequently searched terms and keywords used to browse Justia Ask A Lawyer 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 by the lawyers who take their time to answer questions submitted by our users. This unique marketing opportunity increases these lawyers’ chances of connecting with new clients and participating lawyers enjoy increased exposure on Justia Ask A Lawyer and the related leaderboards.
The following 10 lawyers were some of the most active attorneys on the forum last quarter: James L. Arrasmith, T. Augustus Claus, Tim Akpinar, John Michael Frick, Anthony M. Avery, Timothy Denison, Joel Gary Selik, Robert Kane, Maurice Mandel II, and Alake Colwell Furlow.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
The lawyers participating on Justia Ask A Lawyer have attended numerous institutions across the United States. The law schools below had some of the most active alumni on Justia Ask A Lawyer in the third quarter of 2023.
- St. John’s University School of Law (Queens, New York)
- University of Oklahoma College of Law (Norman, Oklahoma)
- Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (Birmingham, Alabama)
- Georgia State University College of Law (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Tulane Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- University of Maryland, Francis King School of Law (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark, New Jersey)
- Willamette University College of Law (Salem, Oregon)
- Massachusetts School of Law (Andover, Massachusetts)
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, Ohio)
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
As people continue to look online for legal information, Justia Ask A Lawyer presents an important opportunity for both those seeking information and lawyers looking to grow their practices.
If you are ready to get started on Justia Ask A Lawyer, we encourage you to check out our available questions and request alerts for your core practice areas. Your activity on Justia Ask A Lawyer helps consumers, increases your online exposure, and as a bonus, even influences the data that will be shared here next quarter!Related Posts
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