Yet Another Survey Indicating That Lawyers Are Held in Low Esteem Provides You With an Excellent Marketing and Public Relations Opportunity
A few weeks ago, the Pew Research Center released the results of yet another survey evaluating the reputation of lawyers in the world at large. Unfortunately — and perhaps not surprisingly — it’s more bad news for members of the legal profession.
In fact, the survey, which asked how significantly each of ten occupations contributed to the well being of society, found that lawyers came in last place, right after business executives. Just 18% of respondents indicated that attorneys contribute “a lot” to society’s well being.
Interestingly, looking back to 2009, the last time this survey was taken, lawyers had been up a notch, in ninth place, but they flipped places with business executives this year. Perhaps this is an indication that the Great Recession has faded into history and business executives are on the rebound? Whatever the reason, lawyers slipped a spot just in the last four years.