Compensation Surveys

93% of Firms have support staff currently working (or eligible to work) remotely. Only 18% of those Firms see “work from home” as a temporary arrangement due to COVID-19 and will likely not offer once the pandemic is over.

Each year, CBABC partners with the BC Legal Management Association (BCLMA) to produce and distribute two surveys that help BC’s law firms understand the competitive landscape for charge-out rates and business services compensation and benefits. In this changing world, benchmark information is integral for compensation planning.

Are your rates giving you a market edge?

Charge-Out Rate Survey Report

This survey includes charge-out rates for lawyers (by year of call), support staff,
and articling students. Also included: an analysis of the number of hours paralegals are expected to charge to client accounts each year.

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2022 Charge-Out Rates Survey Results


2022 Business Services Compensation Survey Results


What is your firm doing to retain talent?

Business Services Compensation and Benefits Survey Report

Broken down by firm size and geographic location, this report includes current salaries and bonuses on 70+ administrative positions as well as market information on group insurance, retirement benefits and compensation best practices.

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Survey Enquiries:
Kerri Garner, BCLMA