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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 Apr 23 2014 11:00PM

Attorney Membership

Member Status Population Average Age % of Membership
Active 181,120 48 72.95 %
Inactive 53,813 59 21.67 %
Judge 2,148 61 0.87 %
Not Eligible To Practice Law 11,195 60 4.51 %
Total 248,277  


By Age

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6000 Age: 22 - Population: 2 Age: 23 - Population: 8 Age: 24 - Population: 20 Age: 25 - Population: 94 Age: 26 - Population: 800 Age: 27 - Population: 1,816 Age: 28 - Population: 2,783 Age: 29 - Population: 3,692 Age: 30 - Population: 4,288 Age: 31 - Population: 4,599 Age: 32 - Population: 5,121 Age: 33 - Population: 5,460 Age: 34 - Population: 5,545 Age: 35 - Population: 5,526 Age: 36 - Population: 5,405 Age: 37 - Population: 5,262 Age: 38 - Population: 5,072 Age: 39 - Population: 4,931 Age: 40 - Population: 5,150 Age: 41 - Population: 4,923 Age: 42 - Population: 5,353 Age: 43 - Population: 5,778 Age: 44 - Population: 5,962 Age: 45 - Population: 5,855 Age: 46 - Population: 5,500 Age: 47 - Population: 5,397 Age: 48 - Population: 5,329 Age: 49 - Population: 5,216 Age: 50 - Population: 5,456 Age: 51 - Population: 5,533 Age: 52 - Population: 5,321 Age: 53 - Population: 5,291 Age: 54 - Population: 5,355 Age: 55 - Population: 5,324 Age: 56 - Population: 5,131 Age: 57 - Population: 5,183 Age: 58 - Population: 5,270 Age: 59 - Population: 5,282 Age: 60 - Population: 5,584 Age: 61 - Population: 5,563 Age: 62 - Population: 5,643 Age: 63 - Population: 5,557 Age: 64 - Population: 5,142 Age: 65 - Population: 5,148 Age: 66 - Population: 5,084 Age: 67 - Population: 5,226 Age: 68 - Population: 4,639 Age: 69 - Population: 3,720 Age: 70 - Population: 3,312 Age: 71 - Population: 3,237 Age: 72 - Population: 2,971 Age: 73 - Population: 2,330 Age: 74 - Population: 1,920 Age: 75 - Population: 1,759 Age: 76 - Population: 1,552 Age: 77 - Population: 1,369 Age: 78 - Population: 1,191 Age: 79 - Population: 1,095 Age: 80 - Population: 1,043 Age: 81 - Population: 868 Age: 82 - Population: 868 Age: 83 - Population: 818 Age: 84 - Population: 760 Age: 85 - Population: 603 Age: 86 - Population: 547 Age: 87 - Population: 513 Age: 88 - Population: 399 Age: 89 - Population: 344 Age: 90 - Population: 300 Age: 91 - Population: 226 Age: 92 - Population: 225 Age: 93 - Population: 184 Age: 94 - Population: 143 Age: 95 - Population: 105 Age: 96 - Population: 79 Age: 97 - Population: 54 Age: 98 - Population: 31 Age: 99 - Population: 28 Age: 100 - Population: 31
  20 60 100
  Age (years)


By District

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District Population % of Membership
Outside California 48,949 19.72 %
District 01 48,579 19.57 %
District 02 69,714 28.08 %
District 03 15,673 6.31 %
District 04 45,692 18.40 %
District 05 5,272 2.12 %
District 06 14,398 5.80 %


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 17,104 6.89 %
2 Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA 14,665 5.91 %
3 UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA 12,691 5.11 %
4 UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA 11,615 4.68 %
5 Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA 10,924 4.40 %
6 McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA 10,577 4.26 %
7 Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA 10,086 4.06 %
8 Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA 9,318 3.75 %
9 USC Law School; Los Angeles CA 8,264 3.33 %
10 U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA 7,494 3.02 %
11 California Western SOL; San Diego CA 6,206 2.50 %
12 UC Davis SOL King Hall; Davis CA 6,149 2.48 %
13 Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA 6,022 2.43 %
14 Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA 5,917 2.38 %
15 Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA 5,633 2.27 %
16 Harvard Univ Law School; Cambridge MA 5,507 2.22 %
17 Western State Univ; CA 4,577 1.84 %
18 Whittier Coll SOL; CA 4,147 1.67 %
19 Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA 3,395 1.37 %
20 Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Washington DC 3,379 1.36 %
21 Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI 2,818 1.14 %
22 Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA 2,706 1.09 %
23 Columbia Univ SOL; New York NY 2,353 0.95 %
24 New York Univ SOL; New York NY 2,335 0.94 %
25 George Washington Univ LS; Washington DC 1,981 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 21,468 8.65 %
2 Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA 18,932 7.63 %
3 Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA 7,759 3.13 %
4 Univ of California Santa Barbara; CA 7,450 3.00 %
5 Stanford Univ; Stanford CA 7,040 2.84 %
6 Univ of California Davis; Davis CA 6,048 2.44 %
7 Univ of California San Diego; La Jolla CA 5,645 2.27 %
8 Univ of California Irvine; Irvine CA 4,764 1.92 %
9 San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA 3,556 1.43 %
10 California St Univ Northridge; CA 3,526 1.42 %
11 California St Univ Long Beach; CA 2,765 1.11 %
12 Univ of California Santa Cruz; CA 2,574 1.04 %
13 Harvard Univ; Cambridge MA 2,548 1.03 %
14 Yale Univ; New Haven CT 2,489 1.00 %
15 Brigham Young Univ; Provo UT 2,393 0.96 %
16 Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA 2,391 0.96 %
17 California St Univ Fullerton; CA 2,269 0.91 %
18 San Francisco State Unv; San Francisco CA 2,167 0.87 %
19 California St Univ Sacramento; CA 2,079 0.84 %
20 Univ of California Riverside; CA 1,999 0.81 %
21 San Jose State Univ; San Jose CA 1,969 0.79 %
22 Foreign School; 1,961 0.79 %
23 Cornell Univ; Ithaca NY 1,952 0.79 %
24 Loyola Marymount Univ; Los Angeles CA 1,931 0.78 %
25 Univ of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia PA 1,811 0.73 %


By Years of Membership

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8000 Tenure: 1 years - Population: 6,916 Tenure: 2 years - Population: 6,833 Tenure: 3 years - Population: 6,619 Tenure: 4 years - Population: 6,462 Tenure: 5 years - Population: 6,630 Tenure: 6 years - Population: 7,114 Tenure: 7 years - Population: 6,714 Tenure: 8 years - Population: 6,696 Tenure: 9 years - Population: 5,976 Tenure: 10 years - Population: 5,511 Tenure: 11 years - Population: 5,664 Tenure: 12 years - Population: 5,534 Tenure: 13 years - Population: 6,198 Tenure: 14 years - Population: 6,144 Tenure: 15 years - Population: 5,687 Tenure: 16 years - Population: 5,997 Tenure: 17 years - Population: 6,472 Tenure: 18 years - Population: 5,756 Tenure: 19 years - Population: 5,641 Tenure: 20 years - Population: 5,773 Tenure: 21 years - Population: 5,889 Tenure: 22 years - Population: 5,814 Tenure: 23 years - Population: 5,326 Tenure: 24 years - Population: 5,762 Tenure: 25 years - Population: 6,052 Tenure: 26 years - Population: 5,721 Tenure: 27 years - Population: 5,495 Tenure: 28 years - Population: 4,465 Tenure: 29 years - Population: 4,722 Tenure: 30 years - Population: 4,178 Tenure: 31 years - Population: 4,683 Tenure: 32 years - Population: 4,654 Tenure: 33 years - Population: 4,846 Tenure: 34 years - Population: 4,756 Tenure: 35 years - Population: 5,535 Tenure: 36 years - Population: 5,028 Tenure: 37 years - Population: 4,766 Tenure: 38 years - Population: 4,488 Tenure: 39 years - Population: 3,863 Tenure: 40 years - Population: 3,812 Tenure: 41 years - Population: 2,927 Tenure: 42 years - Population: 3,845 Tenure: 43 years - Population: 1,945 Tenure: 44 years - Population: 1,970 Tenure: 45 years - Population: 1,647 Tenure: 46 years - Population: 893 Tenure: 47 years - Population: 1,222 Tenure: 48 years - Population: 1,462 Tenure: 49 years - Population: 976 Tenure: 50 years - Population: 804 Tenure: 51 years - Population: 745 Tenure: 52 years - Population: 646 Tenure: 53 years - Population: 633 Tenure: 54 years - Population: 514 Tenure: 55 years - Population: 445 Tenure: 56 years - Population: 220 Tenure: 57 years - Population: 321 Tenure: 58 years - Population: 290 Tenure: 59 years - Population: 378 Tenure: 60 years - Population: 259 Tenure: 61 years - Population: 279 Tenure: 62 years - Population: 255 Tenure: 63 years - Population: 194 Tenure: 64 years - Population: 138 Tenure: 65 years - Population: 126 Tenure: 66 years - Population: 40 Tenure: 67 years - Population: 48 Tenure: 68 years - Population: 33 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: 6 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
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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 6,917  30 

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