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Annual Of Counsel 700 Survey Shows Top Legal Firms Growing

Of Counsel, a monthly law practice management report letter from Aspen Publishers, shows in annual survey of the nation’s 700 largest law firms an increase in this segment of the legal market

The 2006-2007 edition of the  Of Counsel 700, an annual survey of the nation’s 700 largest law firms, shows an increase in this segment of the legal market of 2.5 percent in 2006, after several years of sluggish growth, with only a slight rise in 2005. The  Of Counsel 700 is compiled by Of Counsel, a monthly law practice management report letter from Aspen Publishers, a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (197 pages, $165).

The survey provides a wealth of data in an easy-to-use directory and shows how firms are growing or shrinking. A profession-wide listing by size shows the rank, firm name, home office and total number of lawyers in 2006 and 2005 for each of the top 700 firms. 

This is followed by a state-by-state directory of the firms, with complete contact information.  Additional information in this section for selected firms includes items such as: growth or shrinkage compared to last year; partner, associate and counsel numbers;  billing rates; branch office sizes; numbers of hires and promotions; associate salaries; practice areas ranked by percentage of total practice along with practice group heads; revenues and profits; key personnel, including managing partners, executive directors and marketing directors; and representative clients.

The 2006-2007 edition of the  Of Counsel 700 also contains analysis of the growth in the profession, notably in midsized firms, and an in-depth look at the expanding legal market in Las Vegas, Nev. Useful supplemental information includes a listing of law firm mergers, international offices and an alphabetical list of the top firms with their locations, phone numbers and 2006-2005 number of lawyers and rankings.

About Of Counsel
Of Counsel has distinguished itself by helping firm managers solve financial, business, and practice problems. Published monthly, it provides the cutting-edge insights American legal professionals need to maintain a competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

Vital topics include the fastest growing practice areas and the ones fading; regions where legal branch offices are opening and closing; how firms are using paralegals and billing and compensation numbers in every major legal market. In addition, corporate coverage details the changing strategies of the nation’s major in-house legal shops. Of Counsel subscribers also receive valuable surveys every year, including the acclaimed  Of Counsel 700.

For More Information
For more information or to order the 197-page 2006-2007 edition of the Of  Counsel 700, call 1-800-638-8437 or visit  www.aspenpublishers.com and select the category “Law Practice Management.” Single copy price is $165.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.