Skills & Best Practices for Competency & Contentment

Lawyer Surveys

Our surveys explore the goals, attitudes, habits and values that result in contentment and engagement on a daily basis. Survey responses are compiled with the intent to create best practices to promote a productive and harmonious work-life.
Responses are all anonymous, but may be compiled as part of Happy Effective Lawyer, LLC and quoted or summarized in articles, presentations, or in the Happy Lawyer website and Happy Effective Lawyer blog


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Current Surveys

Although some questions are duplicated between surveys, each survey has a different focus with unique sets of questions. We encourage you to take more than one survey.

Lawyer Satisfaction

This survey explores the goals, attitudes, habits, and values that result in joy, contentment, and engagement on a daily basis. The survey is 21 questions and should take only 10-15 minutes to complete.

Career Choice?

The two substantive questions ask if you would become a lawyer again and advise others to become a lawyer. This will take less than 5 minutes to complete. These questions are on every survey.

Best Practices of Women in Law

These four substantive questions ask for successful strategies and insights from women with dependent children, or other family members, for managing the demands and stress of practice. This survey will only take 5-10 minutes.


This survey explores the workplace goals, attitudes, habits, and values of the Millennial generation, which is generally defined as those born after 1980 and before 2000. Millennials may have different work and lifestyles from other generations of lawyers, so the goal is to learn best practices to promote a productive and harmonious workplace. This survey consists of about 20 substantive questions and should take only 10-20 minutes to complete.

Law Students

This survey explores the workplace goals, attitudes, and habits of current law students. This 31 question survey should take about 10-20 minutes to complete.

In-House Lawyers

This survey focuses on lawyers employed in legal departments in the public, government, and public interest sectors. Unique issues arise when attorneys are employees and are not responsible for business development or managing the organization. This 60 question survey should take about 20 minutes.

Habits & Peak Performance

The focus of the survey is on what you do at work and not on work-life balance. The goal is to learn what habits and best practices lawyers use to provide effective representation while reducing personal stress. This survey is around 56 questions, and although it seems lengthy, it should take only 15-20 minutes to complete.


All surveys may be taken anonymously. You have the option to use your name, or to create a four-digit PIN. Please use the same PIN for each survey taken.

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