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					                     2011 Minnesota Law Firm Billing Rate Survey

                                      PARTICIPATION FORM
   Participation in the 2011 Minnesota Law Firm Billing Rate Survey is
    voluntary and open to all law firms, regardless of size or location.                                  Complete and Return by:
               All information is held in strict confidence and                                               June 10, 2011
                    will only be reported in the aggregate.                                                 Report Distribution:
                                                                                                              August 1, 2011
Section 1: General Information
Please provide the following information on your firm. This reporting form is also available in Excel format
at http://www.DenariusSurveys.com/lawfirm. The Excel form is recommended if you are reporting 25 or
more individuals.
Contact Information:
                                                                                               Do not show our firm's name on the
   Firm:                                                                                       participant list.

   Address:
   City:                                                       State:                              Zip:
   Survey Contact
   Name:                                                       Phone:
   Title:                                                      Fax:
   Email:
                                                           Include count of Partners, Associates, and Attorneys. Do not include
   Total Number of Attorneys at Firm:                      Clerks, Legal Assistants, Paralegals, or other office/clerical staff.

   Total Firm Full Time Employment:                        Include count of all full time employees in MINNESOTA offices.


Section 2: Order Information
Indicate if you are purchasing a survey report. Survey reports are only sent to the person completing the
survey (Survey Contact). Note: You can participate now and decide to purchase later.

Survey Price Based on Firm Size (Number of Attorneys)
                                   Participate Rate                       Non- Participate Rate
                                     (PDF Report)                              (PDF Report)
 Up to 5 Attorneys                      $100.00                                     $300.00
 6 to 14 Attorneys                      $150.00                                     $450.00
 15 to 24 Attorneys                     $225.00                                     $675.00
 25 to 49 Attorneys                     $300.00                                     $900.00
 50 or more Attorneys                   $400.00                                     $1,200.00
Optional Reports: Available only to purchasers of PDF report.
 Excel File – Complete billing rate results in Excel file format.                                          $100.00
 Participant Profile Report in Excel file format (PDF format complimentary with
                                                                                                           $150.00
 purchase of full report in PDF format)
 Bound Copy of Report                                                                                      $50.00
      Sales Tax – 6.875% sales tax applies to bound copy of report                                         $3.44
    Check Enclosed               Please Bill Us                                            TOTAL:          $

                                    Please continue to the next page.
                                      For questions or assistance, contact:
                       Denarius Human Resources, Inc.       2310 Stephani Court, St. Paul, MN 55117
                      Tel: 651.482.8606   Fax: 651.482.8925    Email: heather.lintner@denariusinc.com
                            2011 MN Law Firm Billing Rate Survey

Section 3: Billing Rate Data
Instructions
   1. Assign a unique ID number or other identifier for each person reported. This ID number will
      maintain confidentiality of your data and will be a reference point if there are questions about the
      information submitted. It will not be disclosed to others.
   2. Indicate the position held by the individual being reported as follows:
           a. Equity Partner (professional attorney in the firm): DO NOT report Of Counsel positions.
           b. Non-Equity Partner (professional attorney in the firm)
           c. Associate (professional attorney in the firm on Partner track)
           d. Attorney (professional attorney in the firm and not on Partner track)
           e. Clerk: Law school graduates who have not taken the bar or are waiting for bar exam
              results.
           f. Legal Assistant / Paralegal: Note this survey does not separate the two positions.
              Report billing rates for individuals with the following job responsibilities: Prepares legal
              documents; gathers and analyzes research data; investigates facts; coordinates law office
              activity. May have an associate's degree in related field of study. DO NOT report Legal
              Secretaries which provide clerical and administrative support.
   3. Indicate the year admitted to the bar. Provide this for each attorney.
   4. Report the attorney’s practice area using the following descriptions:
          a. Corporate/Business: Such as M&A,                e. Labor/Employment: Benefits, immigration,
              tax, anti-trust, securities, governance,           discrimination, and all other areas of
              etc.                                               employment relationship.
          b. Financial Services/Banking: Such                f. Litigation
              as commercial lending, bankruptcy,             g. Real Estate
              collections, etc.                              h. Tax/Estate Planning
          c. Intellectual Property (IP): Attorney            i. Family
              has passed the patent bar.                     j. Other: All other practice areas outside of
          d. Insurance & Liability                               those listed above.
   5. For individuals in branch locations, indicate the city where the branch is located. Report only
      Minnesota branch data; do not include billing rates for attorneys in states other than Minnesota.
   6. Report the hourly billing rate as of May 1, 2011 for each person reported.
   7. If you will report more than 25 individuals, we recommend using the Excel reporting form which
      can be downloaded from http://www.DenariusSurveys.com/lawfirm.

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                          Return completed form to heather.lintner@denariusinc.com.
                                 2011 MN Law Firm Billing Rate Survey


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Section 4: Other Billing Practices
1. Date of last billing rate increase for billing rates reported in this survey (as of 5/1/2011).
         Month:
         Year:

2. Indicate the minimum time charge (i.e., 0.1 hour, 0.2 hour, etc.) for the following positions:
          a. Partner
          b. Associate
          c. Attorney
          d. Clerk
          e. Legal Assistant/Paralegal

3. If you charge for the following items/activities, indicate your billing practice below.
          a. Local phone calls
          b. Long distance phone calls
          c. Postage
          d. Copying documents
          e. Printing documents
          f. Scanning documents




                                        For questions or assistance, contact:
                         Denarius Human Resources, Inc.       2310 Stephani Court, St. Paul, MN 55117
                        Tel: 651.482.8606   Fax: 651.482.8925    Email: heather.lintner@denariusinc.com




                              Return completed form to heather.lintner@denariusinc.com.

				
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