The methodology of calculation and
benchmarking for this Updated Laffey Matrix has been
approved in a number of cases. See, e.g.,DL v. District of
Columbia, 267 F.Supp.3d 55, 69 (D.D.C. 2017)
* �Years Out of Law School� is calculated
from June 1 of each year, when most law students graduate.
�1-3" includes an attorney in his 1st, 2nd and 3rd years
of practice, measured from date of graduation (June 1).
�4-7" applies to attorneys in their 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th
years of practice. An attorney who graduated in May 1996
would be in tier �1-3" from June 1, 1996 until May 31,
1999, would move into tier �4-7" on June 1, 1999, and tier
�8-10" on June 1, 2003.
** The Adjustment Factor refers to
the nation-wide Legal Services Component of the Consumer
Price Index produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
of the United States Department of Labor.