Soon to be released is the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters of more than 300 law firms ranging in size from solo to 29 lawyers. I have been given an exclusive preview of the survey, and I write about it for my column this week at Above the Law.

Among the survey’s findings are that acquiring and keeping clients is the most significant challenge facing smaller firms, and that increasing numbers of those firms see do-it-yourself legal websites as their competitors for those clients. However, despite acknowledging this challenge, nearly three quarters of firms are doing nothing to address it.

My column has more details and I will be writing more about the survey here, so check out the column and watch here for more. If you would like to receive the survey when it is published, you can sign up now to receive a copy when it is available.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.