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Survey of Lawyers in the Metropolitan New York Media Market, 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Seron, Carroll
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation. Law and Social Sciences Program
Free Keywords
advertising; attorneys; client relations; legal representation; marketing; media use
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this data collection was twofold. The survey was designed to ascertain the attitudes of attorneys regarding new techniques for obtaining clients, such as media advertising and solicitation, as well as their attitudes toward pro bono service, and to test whether attitudinal differences are related to demographic or organizational characteristics of the profession. A second purpose of the study was to serve as a screener to identify a group of attorneys in solo and small-firm practice who use new types of business-getting techniques. Variables in the collection include respondent attitudes toward advertising, unions, and pro bono cases, information on type of firm, number of attorneys in the firm, type of legal practice and legal specialty, and demographic information such as religious affiliation, membership in local clubs or associations, college attended, marital status, number of children, income, number of years practicing law, and parents' occupations.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1989
  • Collection date: 1990-07-16
Geographic Coverage
  • New York (state)
  • New York City
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Lawyers in the metropolitan New York area.
Stratified random sample.
Collection Mode
  • Produced by Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc., New York, NY, 1990.

2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.2001-02-16 The card image data have been converted to logical record length, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements were prepared for this collection. In addition, the codebook and data collection instruments are available as a PDF file. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation. Law and Social Sciences Program (SES-89-10544).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9823 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09823.v2
  • Caspersen, Erik, Metcalf, Gilbert. Is a Value Added Tax Regressive? Annual Versus Lifetime Incidence Measures. National Tax Journal.47, (4), 731-746.1994.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Seron, Carroll (1993): Survey of Lawyers in the Metropolitan New York Media Market, 1989. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.