Surveys: How to participate

Thank you for choosing to participate in the PwC Law Firm Surveys. The documents needed for participation in each Survey are included below.
 

  • Billing rate & associate salary Survey (BRASSplus)


    Instructions
    The Mid-Year Release of the 2014 BRASSplus instructions document includes important information about the columns of data requested for each timekeeper classification submitted to the Survey.

    Download 2014 BRASS plus mid-year release instructions.

    Data Form
    Participants in the 2014 Mid-Year Release of the BRASSplus should download and complete the following:

    Download 2014 BRASSplus mid-year release questionnaire.

    Comparison groups
    The following document contains a listing of the standard national, geographic, national practice area and practice area by location comparison groups we anticipate producing from the Survey. The document provides information on report fees and types of reports available; This document also serves as the report order form.

    Download 2014 comparison groups and report order.

    Please note that, based on the participation levels, the size ranges of the comparison groups may change to ensure the usefulness of the results provided.

    We recommend that each Survey participant review the information contained in the comparison group description document before completing the report order form.

    Download Comparison group description.

    'Peer Firm' Custom Comparison Groups
    Participants can also choose to create 'peer firm' comparison groups for their individual offices or practice groups, provided the criterion for participation in the group adheres to all current antitrust laws.

    'Peer Firm' Custom Comparison Groups
    Participants can also choose to create 'peer firm' comparison groups for their individual offices or practice groups, provided the criterion for participation in the group adheres to all current antitrust laws.

    'Peer Firm' comparison groups are $375 each, plus a $100 custom group surcharge.

    If your firm needs a particular group not shown on the comparison group listing, please contact a Survey staff member to submit any custom group requests. All custom comparison groups are subject to the approval of the Survey staff and must meet our confidentiality criteria and legal guidelines.

    A member of the PwC Survey team is available to assist your firm with its comparison group selections. Please email a Survey staff member if you need assistance.

     
  • Law firm statistical Survey (LFSS)



    Instructions
    The 2013 LFSS instructions document includes information about the functionality of the data form, and provides detailed information on the values requested for each form.

    Download 2013 LFSS instructions.

    Data forms
    Participants in the 2013 LFSS should complete one of the following two questionnaires:

    The 2013 LFSS total firm questionnaire should be completed by a single office law firm, or a multi-office law firm submitting aggregate total firm data.

    The 2013 LFSS multi-office questionnaire should be completed by a multi-office firm submitting data for up through 15 individual offices.

    If your firm is submitting data for more than 15 offices, please contact a Survey staff member for an alternative data form.

    Note: New participants in the LFSS wishing to submit prior year data, or past participants in the LFSS who wish to revise prior year data, should contact a member of the Survey staff.

    Comparison groups
    The following document contains a listing of all of the standard national and geographic comparison groups we anticipate producing this year. The document also serves as the report order form.

    Download 2014 comparison groups & report order.

    Based on the participation levels for each Survey, the size ranges of the comparison groups may change to ensure the usefulness of the results provided.

    We recommend that each Survey participant review the information contained in the comparison group description document before completing the report order form(s).

    Download Comparison group descriptions.

    'Peer Firm' Custom Comparison Groups
    If your firm would like to request a particular group not shown on the comparison group listing, please contact a Survey staff member to submit any custom group requests.

    All custom comparison groups are subject to the approval of the Survey staff and must meet our confidentiality criteria and legal guidelines.

    Please email a Survey staff member if you need assistance.