Hourly rates are the engine that drives attorney fees. Hourly rates are the most important factor in determining attorney fee awards. As such, establishing the prevailing market hourly rate is paramount for any claim on attorney fees. But an attorney’s billing rate is not same as the prevailing hourly rate, an aggregated numerical value.
NALFA conducts custom hourly rate surveys for law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. NALFA surveys provide the most accurate and current hourly rates in a given practice area and jurisdiction. Our hourly rate surveys assist state and federal courts in awarding attorney fees in large, complex litigation throughout the U.S. Our surveys provide the most current and accurate information to prove prevailing market hourly rates within a given jurisdiction and practice area.
Moreover, our hourly rate surveys are peer-benefiting. All survey participants will have access to the survey results. Survey participants see how their hourly rates compare to those of their peers. We also offer survey participates other benefits such as free on-demand CLE programs.
For more on our custom hourly rate surveys, visit http://www.thenalfa.org/hourly-rate-surveys/.