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Member Demographics

The information on this page only covers attorneys who are active, inactive, not eligible, or are judges.

Information current as of Jul 29 2014 11:00PM

Attorney Membership

Member Status Population Average Age % of Membership
Active 182,481 48 73.09 %
Inactive 52,831 59 21.16 %
Judge 2,147 61 0.86 %
Not Eligible To Practice Law 12,222 60 4.90 %
Total 249,682  


By Age

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6000 Age: 22 - Population: 2 Age: 23 - Population: 10 Age: 24 - Population: 26 Age: 25 - Population: 131 Age: 26 - Population: 956 Age: 27 - Population: 2,044 Age: 28 - Population: 3,040 Age: 29 - Population: 3,918 Age: 30 - Population: 4,456 Age: 31 - Population: 4,725 Age: 32 - Population: 5,238 Age: 33 - Population: 5,556 Age: 34 - Population: 5,628 Age: 35 - Population: 5,592 Age: 36 - Population: 5,452 Age: 37 - Population: 5,307 Age: 38 - Population: 5,110 Age: 39 - Population: 4,952 Age: 40 - Population: 5,174 Age: 41 - Population: 4,948 Age: 42 - Population: 5,375 Age: 43 - Population: 5,789 Age: 44 - Population: 5,965 Age: 45 - Population: 5,865 Age: 46 - Population: 5,508 Age: 47 - Population: 5,407 Age: 48 - Population: 5,340 Age: 49 - Population: 5,219 Age: 50 - Population: 5,456 Age: 51 - Population: 5,540 Age: 52 - Population: 5,322 Age: 53 - Population: 5,289 Age: 54 - Population: 5,351 Age: 55 - Population: 5,318 Age: 56 - Population: 5,124 Age: 57 - Population: 5,177 Age: 58 - Population: 5,263 Age: 59 - Population: 5,276 Age: 60 - Population: 5,573 Age: 61 - Population: 5,535 Age: 62 - Population: 5,623 Age: 63 - Population: 5,532 Age: 64 - Population: 5,120 Age: 65 - Population: 5,118 Age: 66 - Population: 5,051 Age: 67 - Population: 5,206 Age: 68 - Population: 4,613 Age: 69 - Population: 3,700 Age: 70 - Population: 3,295 Age: 71 - Population: 3,232 Age: 72 - Population: 2,955 Age: 73 - Population: 2,325 Age: 74 - Population: 1,915 Age: 75 - Population: 1,750 Age: 76 - Population: 1,548 Age: 77 - Population: 1,359 Age: 78 - Population: 1,177 Age: 79 - Population: 1,086 Age: 80 - Population: 1,039 Age: 81 - Population: 862 Age: 82 - Population: 861 Age: 83 - Population: 813 Age: 84 - Population: 752 Age: 85 - Population: 602 Age: 86 - Population: 544 Age: 87 - Population: 508 Age: 88 - Population: 390 Age: 89 - Population: 340 Age: 90 - Population: 297 Age: 91 - Population: 221 Age: 92 - Population: 222 Age: 93 - Population: 179 Age: 94 - Population: 140 Age: 95 - Population: 100 Age: 96 - Population: 78 Age: 97 - Population: 51 Age: 98 - Population: 30 Age: 99 - Population: 26 Age: 100 - Population: 31
  20 60 100
  Age (years)


By District

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District Population % of Membership
Outside California 49,232 19.72 %
District 01 48,799 19.54 %
District 02 70,109 28.08 %
District 03 15,771 6.32 %
District 04 45,994 18.42 %
District 05 5,310 2.13 %
District 06 14,467 5.79 %


By Law School

The 25 law schools with the largest number of graduates admitted to the State Bar.

Rank School Population % of Membership
1 UC Hastings COL; San Francisco CA 17,123 6.86 %
2 Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA 14,715 5.89 %
3 UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA 12,708 5.09 %
4 UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA 11,623 4.66 %
5 Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA 10,976 4.40 %
6 McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA 10,628 4.26 %
7 Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA 10,121 4.05 %
8 Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA 9,363 3.75 %
9 USC Law School; Los Angeles CA 8,279 3.32 %
10 U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA 7,530 3.02 %
11 California Western SOL; San Diego CA 6,268 2.51 %
12 UC Davis SOL King Hall; Davis CA 6,164 2.47 %
13 Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA 6,048 2.42 %
14 Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA 5,972 2.39 %
15 Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA 5,649 2.26 %
16 Harvard Univ Law School; Cambridge MA 5,514 2.21 %
17 Western State Univ; CA 4,555 1.82 %
18 Whittier Coll SOL; CA 4,193 1.68 %
19 Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA 3,414 1.37 %
20 Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Washington DC 3,397 1.36 %
21 Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI 2,825 1.13 %
22 Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA 2,778 1.11 %
23 Columbia Univ SOL; New York NY 2,375 0.95 %
24 New York Univ SOL; New York NY 2,351 0.94 %
25 George Washington Univ LS; Washington DC 1,995 0.80 %


By Undergraduate School

The 25 undergraduate schools with the largest number of graduates admitted to the State Bar.

Rank School Population % of Membership
1 Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA 21,558 8.63 %
2 Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA 18,993 7.61 %
3 Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA 7,769 3.11 %
4 Univ of California Santa Barbara; CA 7,514 3.01 %
5 Stanford Univ; Stanford CA 7,050 2.82 %
6 Univ of California Davis; Davis CA 6,095 2.44 %
7 Univ of California San Diego; La Jolla CA 5,708 2.29 %
8 Univ of California Irvine; Irvine CA 4,845 1.94 %
9 San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA 3,576 1.43 %
10 California St Univ Northridge; CA 3,550 1.42 %
11 California St Univ Long Beach; CA 2,776 1.11 %
12 Univ of California Santa Cruz; CA 2,608 1.04 %
13 Harvard Univ; Cambridge MA 2,563 1.03 %
14 Yale Univ; New Haven CT 2,496 1.00 %
15 Brigham Young Univ; Provo UT 2,410 0.97 %
16 Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA 2,395 0.96 %
17 California St Univ Fullerton; CA 2,290 0.92 %
18 San Francisco State Unv; San Francisco CA 2,185 0.88 %
19 California St Univ Sacramento; CA 2,085 0.84 %
20 Univ of California Riverside; CA 2,036 0.82 %
21 Foreign School; 2,022 0.81 %
22 San Jose State Univ; San Jose CA 1,967 0.79 %
23 Cornell Univ; Ithaca NY 1,966 0.79 %
24 Loyola Marymount Univ; Los Angeles CA 1,942 0.78 %
25 Univ of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia PA 1,817 0.73 %


By Years of Membership

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8000 Tenure: 1 years - Population: 6,918 Tenure: 2 years - Population: 6,831 Tenure: 3 years - Population: 6,617 Tenure: 4 years - Population: 6,460 Tenure: 5 years - Population: 6,630 Tenure: 6 years - Population: 7,110 Tenure: 7 years - Population: 6,709 Tenure: 8 years - Population: 6,695 Tenure: 9 years - Population: 5,972 Tenure: 10 years - Population: 5,505 Tenure: 11 years - Population: 5,661 Tenure: 12 years - Population: 5,529 Tenure: 13 years - Population: 6,190 Tenure: 14 years - Population: 6,139 Tenure: 15 years - Population: 5,683 Tenure: 16 years - Population: 5,988 Tenure: 17 years - Population: 6,463 Tenure: 18 years - Population: 5,748 Tenure: 19 years - Population: 5,632 Tenure: 20 years - Population: 5,763 Tenure: 21 years - Population: 5,880 Tenure: 22 years - Population: 5,800 Tenure: 23 years - Population: 5,317 Tenure: 24 years - Population: 5,751 Tenure: 25 years - Population: 6,045 Tenure: 26 years - Population: 5,708 Tenure: 27 years - Population: 5,475 Tenure: 28 years - Population: 4,453 Tenure: 29 years - Population: 4,705 Tenure: 30 years - Population: 4,165 Tenure: 31 years - Population: 4,669 Tenure: 32 years - Population: 4,644 Tenure: 33 years - Population: 4,830 Tenure: 34 years - Population: 4,741 Tenure: 35 years - Population: 5,506 Tenure: 36 years - Population: 5,001 Tenure: 37 years - Population: 4,745 Tenure: 38 years - Population: 4,469 Tenure: 39 years - Population: 3,844 Tenure: 40 years - Population: 3,790 Tenure: 41 years - Population: 2,913 Tenure: 42 years - Population: 3,829 Tenure: 43 years - Population: 1,940 Tenure: 44 years - Population: 1,961 Tenure: 45 years - Population: 1,637 Tenure: 46 years - Population: 884 Tenure: 47 years - Population: 1,217 Tenure: 48 years - Population: 1,456 Tenure: 49 years - Population: 973 Tenure: 50 years - Population: 801 Tenure: 51 years - Population: 737 Tenure: 52 years - Population: 639 Tenure: 53 years - Population: 630 Tenure: 54 years - Population: 507 Tenure: 55 years - Population: 445 Tenure: 56 years - Population: 217 Tenure: 57 years - Population: 317 Tenure: 58 years - Population: 286 Tenure: 59 years - Population: 374 Tenure: 60 years - Population: 257 Tenure: 61 years - Population: 277 Tenure: 62 years - Population: 250 Tenure: 63 years - Population: 189 Tenure: 64 years - Population: 136 Tenure: 65 years - Population: 123 Tenure: 66 years - Population: 39 Tenure: 67 years - Population: 45 Tenure: 68 years - Population: 30 Tenure: 69 years - Population: 15 Tenure: 70 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 71 years - Population: 4 Tenure: 72 years - Population: 6 Tenure: 73 years - Population: 14 Tenure: 74 years - Population: 13 Tenure: 75 years - Population: 5 Tenure: 76 years - Population: 9 Tenure: 77 years - Population: 7 Tenure: 78 years - Population: 2 Tenure: 79 years - Population: 1 Tenure: 80 years - Population: 1
  1 40 80
  Years of Membership


By Admission Year

Year Number Admitted Average Age
1855
1856    
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1858    
1859    
1860    
1861    
1862    
1863    
1864    
1865    
1866 22 
1867    
1868    
1869    
1870 26 
1871    
1872 27 
1873 20 
1874 25 
1875 26 
1876 25 
1877 25 
1878 25 
1879 26  25 
1880 11  25 
1881 17  24 
1882 25  25 
1883 24  24 
1884 19  25 
1885 36  26 
1886 32  25 
1887 46  25 
1888 39  26 
1889 46  27 
1890 61  25 
1891 64  25 
1892 72  27 
1893 77  26 
1894 99  26 
1895 129  27 
1896 126  26 
1897 156  27 
1898 135  27 
1899 116  26 
1900 126  25 
1901 134  25 
1902 140  28 
1903 136  29 
1904 144  28 
1905 140  30 
1906 156  29 
1907 195  28 
1908 224  30 
1909 286  29 
1910 240  31 
1911 380  29 
1912 383  30 
1913 438  30 
1914 425  30 
1915 482  30 
1916 338  30 
1917 382  29 
1918 253  32 
1919 265  33 
1920 291  32 
1921 364  33 
1922 446  32 
1923 601  33 
1924 506  32 
1925 436  32 
1926 590  32 
1927* 790  32 
1928 605  31 
1929 579  31 
1930 656  30 
1931 699  31 
1932 553  28 
1933 518  28 
1934 426  28 
1935 442  28 
1936 516  28 
1937 418  28 
1938 493  28 
1939 317  29 
1940 390  28 
1941 392  28 
1942 257  29 
1943 182  32 
1944 265  34 
1945 231  33 
1946 482  32 
1947 564  32 
1948 415  32 
1949 947  30 
1950 726  30 
1951 846  30 
1952 921  29 
1953 1,023  30 
1954 886  31 
1955 1,088  30 
1956 790  30 
1957 820  30 
1958 543  31 
1959 934  30 
1960 1,024  30 
1961 1,259  31 
1962 1,213  31 
1963 1,261  31 
1964 1,284  30 
1965 1,552  30 
1966 2,158  29 
1967 1,736  29 
1968 1,244  30 
1969 2,266  30 
1970 2,612  30 
1971 2,603  30 
1972 5,024  30 
1973 3,687  29 
1974 4,713  30 
1975 4,693  29 
1976 5,365  29 
1977 5,634  29 
1978 5,871  30 
1979 6,425  30 
1980 5,457  30 
1981 5,458  30 
1982 5,227  30 
1983 5,146  30 
1984 4,581  30 
1985 5,102  30 
1986 4,806  30 
1987 5,875  30 
1988 6,172  31 
1989 6,462  31 
1990 6,143  31 
1991 5,623  31 
1992 6,094  31 
1993 6,142  31 
1994 5,998  31 
1995 5,815  31 
1996 5,924  30 
1997 6,657  31 
1998 6,115  31 
1999 5,785  31 
2000 6,221  31 
2001 6,269  31 
2002 5,615  31 
2003 5,725  30 
2004 5,555  30 
2005 6,009  30 
2006 6,729  30 
2007 6,749  30 
2008 7,132  30 
2009 6,641  30 
2010 6,472  30 
2011 6,623  30 
2012 6,834  29 
2013 6,919  30 

* The State Bar of California was founded in 1927 by the legislature. Prior to 1927, bar membership was voluntary.