The Initial 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 BRASSplus initial release instructions
Participants in the 2014 Initial Release of the BRASSplus
have the following two options for collecting their data.
- Preferred method: Free Data extraction tool
Developed by PwC and LexisNexis-Redwood Analytics, the data extraction collection tool is available free to participants in this Survey that have either Elite or CMS/Aderant time and billing systems. The data extraction tool is a stand-alone, desktop application that can be installed and run on any PC at your firm.
Please download and review the following installation guide for step-by-step instructions on installing the BRASSplus application.
Download 2014 BRASSplus initial release installation instructions.
All BRASSplus participants who intend to use the data extraction tool must visit the download site to install or upgrade the version of the application on a designated PC.
Note: If you already have the BRASSplus data extraction tool installed on your PC from a prior Survey release, an upgrade is required before you can access the application. You will be prompted to upgrade your current version during the installation program.
The 2014 Initial Release BRASSplus data extraction application is available for download at:
The user ID and password required for download access is as follows:
A key advantage to using the data extraction tool is the ability to preserve your firm's mappings to the Survey-defined classifications across Survey releases. Using this application will not only reduce the time to participate in subsequent releases, but will ensure consistency and enhance comparability in the results.
IMPORTANT: The completed data submission will be sent directly to a PwC Law Firm Survey staff member, and at no time will any member of LexisNexis-Redwood Analytics have access to your individual firm's data.
- Alternative method: Spreadsheet-based questionnaire
Law firms who are not on the Elite or CMS/Aderant time and billing systems, can choose to submit their data using our spreadsheet-based questionnaire. Firms should download and complete the following:
Download 2014 BRASSplus initial release questionnaire.
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' 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.