The Florida Bar

Survey Results: What’s Your Real Generation?

March 25, 2020

The results are in, and they are good news for senior lawyers!

Fifty-six readers responded their results for the True Generations quiz in our last issue. The quiz identified readers’ “real” generation based on their opinions and attitudes. Only seven readers reported that the results matched their actual age. As shown on the chart below, 33 percent were young at heart while 47 percent were mature for their age. The quiz didn’t pretend to be scientific, but it shows that for many senior lawyers, age is just a number on their driver’s license.

True Generation quiz results pie chart

If you missed the quiz and a curious about how you would score, click here to take it now.

The good news is that 53 percent of those who responded to the survey reported that they had not been stereotyped in the profession because of age. In fact, a majority of the senior lawyers who reported having been stereotyped said they had been treated more favorably.

Have you been stereotyped as a senior lawyer pie chart

The stereotyping came from a variety of sources, as shown in the chart below. One senior lawyer even reported having been stereotyped by the Senior Lawyers Committee! If so, we all hope that lawyer would report being treated “favorably” by us!

Who treated you as a stereotype bar graph

Key: 
JUDGE (J)
COURT PERSONNEL (CP)
OPPOSING COUNSEL (OC)
YOUNGER LAWYER (YL)
CLIENT/POTENTIAL CLIENT (C)
EMPLOYER/POTENTIAL EMPLOYER (E)
SUPPORT STAFF (S)
BAR/OTHER ASSN (B)
LEGAL PROFESSION IN GENERAL (L)