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Study Report

Study Number: GA-011-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1975

Subject Area: Legal Systems

Bibliographic Citation: Chicago lawyers survey, 1975.  [machine-readable data file] / Heinz, John P.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8218

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The American Bar Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the National Science Foundation funded this study which contains information collected in 1975 on attorneys in Chicago. The purpose of this data collection is to describe and analyze the social organization of the legal profession in Chicago. Several major aspects of the legal profession are investigated here: the organization of lawyers' work, the social stratification within the local (Chicago) Bar Association, prestige within the profession, lawyers' personal values, career patterns and mobility, networks of association, and the 'elites' within the profession. The data were collected based upon a stratified sample with simple random selection of elements within strata using Sullivan's Law Directory as a primary source, and as a supplementary source, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The universe is all attorneys in the city of Chicago who are non-retired and not recent graduates from law school (one year) who had law offices. Interviews were completed by 777 attorneys, and the dataset contains approximately 870 variables. The logical record length of the data records is 1,221 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: associations, professional. attorneys. career patterns. governing councils. occupational mobility. organizational behavior. organizational elites. professionalism. values. Illinois-Chicago. United States.

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