Louisville Magazine

MAR 2017

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.17 49 ZIP Code 15% live in the 40207 ZIP code (St. Matthews/Indian Hills) 12% live in 40205 (Upper Highlands) 10% live in 40059 (Prospect) 7% live in 40204 (Original Highlands) 7% live in 40206 (Crescent Hill) Age 26-29: 5% 30-39: 20% 40-49: 24% 50-59: 23% 60-69: 20% 70-79: 7% (One respondent was 81, another 86) Every March since 2006, Louisville Magazine has published a Top Lawyers or Best Lawyers list, voted on by members of the Louisville Bar Association. This year, we wanted to change up our annual look at the legal profession in our city. With the help of the Louisville Bar Association, we invited all 2,649 LBA members to fill out an anonymous survey. We received results from 250 attorneys, who answered questions about legalizing marijuana, how much they make, their favorite courtroom movie and much more. (Note: Due to rounding, all percentages may not add up to 100.) Race More than 95% of respondents identify as white. Gender Male: 62% Female: 38% Salary About half make $100,000- $250,000 annually (bonuses included). About 12% make more than $250,000 annually (bonuses included). The lowest amount reported was $20,000. One respondent answered by saying, "Not enough." Why did you go into the legal profession? • The most common responses: "intellectually rigorous" or "help others." Other answers: • "$$$$$$" • "The adrenaline rush of being in a courtroom." • "Enjoyed public speaking." • "Did not want to be an accountant." • "Wish I knew." • "Hate to say it, but there was a hiring freeze at the Indianapolis newspaper at the time. I couldn't find a suitable job as a journalist, so I went to law school." • "I had a political-science degree and didn't want to be a waiter." • "I hate math." • "I wanted to research complex problems without clear solutions, write about them and, in doing so, upend institutional justice."

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