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We are sharing some of our Justia Ask A Lawyer data from the first quarter of 2021 with all of you. Check out this post to learn more about the questions submitted through the forum, common searches by users, and the lawyers marketing their practices and helping someone in need through Justia Ask A Lawyer.
Justia Ask A Lawyer is a forum that makes the law more accessible by connecting people with licensed attorneys that can offer brief answers and preliminary guidance on legal questions. Users have the opportunity to anonymously submit their questions about the law and legal issues they may face while participating attorneys offer assistance and take advantage of the unique, free marketing opportunities presented by the forum.
Because questions and answers are public on the Justia site (and searchable), participating lawyers benefit from increased visibility to current and future potential clients browsing the Justia site. Additionally, these participating attorneys benefit from showcasing their shared expertise through the “Legal Answers” section of their Justia Lawyer Directory profile. Check out this post to learn more about the benefits of Justia Ask A Lawyer.
At Justia, we want to provide lawyers and the general public with the best resources possible. We recently checked out some of the trends that emerged through Justia Ask A Lawyer during the first quarter of 2021 and wanted to share our data with all of you.
Which Practice Areas Receive the Most Questions?
On Justia Ask A Lawyer, questions are categorized by practice area. We offer over 75 practice areas to choose from, and more than one practice area can be selected if appropriate.
During the first quarter of 2021, the five practice areas with the most questions submitted through Justia Ask A Lawyer were criminal law, family law, landlord-tenant law, real estate law, and child custody law.
Which States Submit the Most Questions?
Ever wondered which states have the most users submitting questions through Justia Ask A Lawyer? We have answers.
These 10 states had the most users submit questions through our forum between January 1 and March 31, 2021: California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and North Carolina.
What Are the Most Active Practice Areas in Each State?
Justia Ask A Lawyer receives questions from across the nation in various practice areas. 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 first quarter of 2021.
What Are the Most Searched Terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Because questions and answers remain publicly available on our site, many users simply search for answers rather than submit a new question through the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum. We took a look at 25 of the most common keywords and search terms on Justia Ask A Lawyer during the first quarter of 2021.
Who Are the Most Active Attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer?
Now you know a bit about the users on Justia Ask A Lawyer, but what about the attorneys? We reviewed the data and found 10 of the most active attorneys on Justia Ask A Lawyer in the first quarter of 2021: Timothy Denison, Tim Akpinar, Anthony M. Avery, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, Maurice Mandel II, Dale S. Gribow, Terrence H. Thorgaard, Peter N. Munsing, David Michael Lehr, and Teri A. Walter.
Where Did Active Lawyers Attend Law School?
The numerous attorneys participating in Justia Ask A Lawyer have attended hundreds of different institutions throughout their educational careers. We took a look at the data and found the top 10 law schools nationwide for alumni participating on Justia Ask A Lawyer during the first quarter of 2021.
Top 10 Law Schools
1. University of Maine School of Law
2. Capital University Law School
3. University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
4. Oklahoma City University School of Law
5. Creighton University School of Law
6. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
7. University of Texas School of Law
8. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
9. Gonzaga University School of Law
10. Liberty University Law
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
The data illustrates that people are frequently turning to the internet when they have a legal issue. Lawyers who are not participating by answering questions on Justia Ask A Lawyer are missing out on a free opportunity to build their digital reputation and boost their legal marketing efforts – for free and with no strict time commitment.