Sunday, November 9, 2008

How Many Lawyers Use LinkedIn?

When LinkedIn guru Marc Freedman and I took a look at the number of lawyers in our networks, we found that many lawyers did not identify themselves under "law practice" or "legal services." Often a lawyer who was in-house counsel for a food manufacturer up would list themselves as a part of the "food services industry" and as such the true number of lawyers is difficult to calculate.

According to Steve Matthews, the number of lawyers on LinkedIn in June, 2008 was 216,000, which I would consider to be a very conservative estimate.