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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 May 4 2016 11:00PM

Attorney Membership


Member Status Population Average Age % of Membership
Active 186,308 49 72.27 %
Inactive 56,849 61 22.05 %
Judge 2,151 61 0.83 %
Not Eligible To Practice Law 12,484 62 4.84 %
Total 257,792  


By Age

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7000 Age: 22 - Population: 2 Age: 23 - Population: 4 Age: 24 - Population: 12 Age: 25 - Population: 88 Age: 26 - Population: 676 Age: 27 - Population: 1,510 Age: 28 - Population: 2,594 Age: 29 - Population: 3,477 Age: 30 - Population: 4,089 Age: 31 - Population: 4,756 Age: 32 - Population: 5,160 Age: 33 - Population: 5,281 Age: 34 - Population: 5,665 Age: 35 - Population: 5,902 Age: 36 - Population: 5,931 Age: 37 - Population: 5,810 Age: 38 - Population: 5,620 Age: 39 - Population: 5,464 Age: 40 - Population: 5,217 Age: 41 - Population: 5,023 Age: 42 - Population: 5,230 Age: 43 - Population: 4,988 Age: 44 - Population: 5,418 Age: 45 - Population: 5,820 Age: 46 - Population: 6,007 Age: 47 - Population: 5,871 Age: 48 - Population: 5,514 Age: 49 - Population: 5,426 Age: 50 - Population: 5,333 Age: 51 - Population: 5,220 Age: 52 - Population: 5,452 Age: 53 - Population: 5,532 Age: 54 - Population: 5,297 Age: 55 - Population: 5,281 Age: 56 - Population: 5,331 Age: 57 - Population: 5,294 Age: 58 - Population: 5,086 Age: 59 - Population: 5,150 Age: 60 - Population: 5,227 Age: 61 - Population: 5,226 Age: 62 - Population: 5,510 Age: 63 - Population: 5,457 Age: 64 - Population: 5,536 Age: 65 - Population: 5,447 Age: 66 - Population: 5,019 Age: 67 - Population: 5,023 Age: 68 - Population: 4,944 Age: 69 - Population: 5,096 Age: 70 - Population: 4,522 Age: 71 - Population: 3,619 Age: 72 - Population: 3,243 Age: 73 - Population: 3,196 Age: 74 - Population: 2,893 Age: 75 - Population: 2,288 Age: 76 - Population: 1,875 Age: 77 - Population: 1,703 Age: 78 - Population: 1,503 Age: 79 - Population: 1,318 Age: 80 - Population: 1,137 Age: 81 - Population: 1,039 Age: 82 - Population: 982 Age: 83 - Population: 812 Age: 84 - Population: 829 Age: 85 - Population: 759 Age: 86 - Population: 702 Age: 87 - Population: 552 Age: 88 - Population: 496 Age: 89 - Population: 470 Age: 90 - Population: 347 Age: 91 - Population: 299 Age: 92 - Population: 255 Age: 93 - Population: 195 Age: 94 - Population: 197 Age: 95 - Population: 149 Age: 96 - Population: 115 Age: 97 - Population: 82 Age: 98 - Population: 68 Age: 99 - Population: 42 Age: 100 - Population: 25
  20 60 100
  Age (years)


By District/Area


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District/Area Population % of Membership
California 206,059 79.93 %
District 01 50,455 19.57 %
District 02 71,889 27.89 %
District 03 16,297 6.32 %
District 04 47,255 18.33 %
District 05 5,352 2.08 %
District 06 14,811 5.75 %
Outside California (Within U.S.) 48,264 18.72 %
Outside U.S. 3,469 1.35 %
Total 257,792  


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 17,479 6.78 %
2 Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA 15,217 5.90 %
3 UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA 13,136 5.10 %
4 UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA 11,899 4.62 %
5 Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA 11,225 4.35 %
6 McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA 10,806 4.19 %
7 Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA 10,451 4.05 %
8 Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA 9,634 3.74 %
9 USC Law School; Los Angeles CA 8,544 3.31 %
10 U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA 7,676 2.98 %
11 California Western SOL; San Diego CA 6,535 2.53 %
12 UC Davis SOL King Hall; Davis CA 6,409 2.49 %
13 Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA 6,274 2.43 %
14 Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA 6,118 2.37 %
15 Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA 5,776 2.24 %
16 Harvard Univ Law School; Cambridge MA 5,706 2.21 %
17 Western State Univ; CA 4,453 1.73 %
18 Whittier Coll SOL; CA 4,366 1.69 %
19 Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Washington DC 3,564 1.38 %
20 Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA 3,551 1.38 %
21 Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA 3,037 1.18 %
22 Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI 2,922 1.13 %
23 Columbia Univ SOL; New York NY 2,511 0.97 %
24 New York Univ SOL; New York NY 2,489 0.97 %
25 George Washington Univ LS; Washington DC 2,075 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 22,308 8.65 %
2 Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA 19,495 7.56 %
3 Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA 8,011 3.11 %
4 Univ of California Santa Barbara; CA 7,843 3.04 %
5 Stanford Univ; Stanford CA 7,054 2.74 %
6 Univ of California Davis; Davis CA 6,391 2.48 %
7 Univ of California San Diego; La Jolla CA 6,070 2.35 %
8 Univ of California Irvine; Irvine CA 5,226 2.03 %
9 San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA 3,705 1.44 %
10 California St Univ Northridge; CA 3,651 1.42 %
11 California St Univ Long Beach; CA 2,859 1.11 %
12 Univ of California Santa Cruz; CA 2,718 1.05 %
13 Harvard Univ; Cambridge MA 2,615 1.01 %
14 Yale Univ; New Haven CT 2,569 1.00 %
15 Brigham Young Univ; Provo UT 2,490 0.97 %
16 Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA 2,447 0.95 %
17 California St Univ Fullerton; CA 2,360 0.92 %
18 Foreign School; 2,357 0.91 %
19 San Francisco State Unv; San Francisco CA 2,244 0.87 %
20 Univ of California Riverside; CA 2,186 0.85 %
21 California St Univ Sacramento; CA 2,136 0.83 %
22 Cornell Univ; Ithaca NY 2,045 0.79 %
23 Loyola Marymount Univ; Los Angeles CA 2,005 0.78 %
24 San Jose State Univ; San Jose CA 1,981 0.77 %
25 Univ of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia PA 1,872 0.73 %


By Years of Membership

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8000 Tenure: 1 years - Population: 6,159 Tenure: 2 years - Population: 6,775 Tenure: 3 years - Population: 6,917 Tenure: 4 years - Population: 6,825 Tenure: 5 years - Population: 6,605 Tenure: 6 years - Population: 6,450 Tenure: 7 years - Population: 6,620 Tenure: 8 years - Population: 7,094 Tenure: 9 years - Population: 6,692 Tenure: 10 years - Population: 6,672 Tenure: 11 years - Population: 5,952 Tenure: 12 years - Population: 5,485 Tenure: 13 years - Population: 5,632 Tenure: 14 years - Population: 5,507 Tenure: 15 years - Population: 6,168 Tenure: 16 years - Population: 6,114 Tenure: 17 years - Population: 5,656 Tenure: 18 years - Population: 5,960 Tenure: 19 years - Population: 6,429 Tenure: 20 years - Population: 5,724 Tenure: 21 years - Population: 5,608 Tenure: 22 years - Population: 5,727 Tenure: 23 years - Population: 5,814 Tenure: 24 years - Population: 5,770 Tenure: 25 years - Population: 5,267 Tenure: 26 years - Population: 5,704 Tenure: 27 years - Population: 5,986 Tenure: 28 years - Population: 5,656 Tenure: 29 years - Population: 5,421 Tenure: 30 years - Population: 4,414 Tenure: 31 years - Population: 4,660 Tenure: 32 years - Population: 4,120 Tenure: 33 years - Population: 4,594 Tenure: 34 years - Population: 4,584 Tenure: 35 years - Population: 4,757 Tenure: 36 years - Population: 4,656 Tenure: 37 years - Population: 5,397 Tenure: 38 years - Population: 4,913 Tenure: 39 years - Population: 4,651 Tenure: 40 years - Population: 4,388 Tenure: 41 years - Population: 3,766 Tenure: 42 years - Population: 3,695 Tenure: 43 years - Population: 2,853 Tenure: 44 years - Population: 3,740 Tenure: 45 years - Population: 1,902 Tenure: 46 years - Population: 1,913 Tenure: 47 years - Population: 1,591 Tenure: 48 years - Population: 859 Tenure: 49 years - Population: 1,173 Tenure: 50 years - Population: 1,382 Tenure: 51 years - Population: 923 Tenure: 52 years - Population: 762 Tenure: 53 years - Population: 712 Tenure: 54 years - Population: 609 Tenure: 55 years - Population: 582 Tenure: 56 years - Population: 472 Tenure: 57 years - Population: 412 Tenure: 58 years - Population: 203 Tenure: 59 years - Population: 296 Tenure: 60 years - Population: 261 Tenure: 61 years - Population: 334 Tenure: 62 years - Population: 233 Tenure: 63 years - Population: 249 Tenure: 64 years - Population: 225 Tenure: 65 years - Population: 166 Tenure: 66 years - Population: 118 Tenure: 67 years - Population: 105 Tenure: 68 years - Population: 34 Tenure: 69 years - Population: 35 Tenure: 70 years - Population: 26 Tenure: 71 years - Population: 11 Tenure: 72 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 73 years - Population: 4 Tenure: 74 years - Population: 6 Tenure: 75 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 76 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 77 years - Population: 2 Tenure: 78 years - Population: 4 Tenure: 79 years - Population: 6 Tenure: 80 years - Population: 1
  1 40 80
  Years of Membership


By Admission Year

Year Number Admitted Average Age
1855
1856    
1857    
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 6,008  30 
2006 6,729  30 
2007 6,749  30 
2008 7,132  30 
2009 6,641  30 
2010 6,473  30 
2011 6,623  30 
2012 6,835  29 
2013 6,921  30 
2014 6,779  30 
2015 6,159  30 

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