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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 Jan 17 2017 11:00PM

Attorney Membership


Member Status Population Average Age % of Membership
Active 189,941 49 72.53 %
Inactive 56,498 62 21.57 %
Judge 2,135 62 0.82 %
Not Eligible To Practice Law 13,316 62 5.08 %
Total 261,890  


By Age

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7000 Age: 22 - Population: Age: 23 - Population: 2 Age: 24 - Population: 11 Age: 25 - Population: 68 Age: 26 - Population: 580 Age: 27 - Population: 1,378 Age: 28 - Population: 2,179 Age: 29 - Population: 3,197 Age: 30 - Population: 3,927 Age: 31 - Population: 4,456 Age: 32 - Population: 5,041 Age: 33 - Population: 5,391 Age: 34 - Population: 5,467 Age: 35 - Population: 5,833 Age: 36 - Population: 6,007 Age: 37 - Population: 6,037 Age: 38 - Population: 5,885 Age: 39 - Population: 5,684 Age: 40 - Population: 5,509 Age: 41 - Population: 5,266 Age: 42 - Population: 5,052 Age: 43 - Population: 5,258 Age: 44 - Population: 4,995 Age: 45 - Population: 5,443 Age: 46 - Population: 5,840 Age: 47 - Population: 6,028 Age: 48 - Population: 5,881 Age: 49 - Population: 5,520 Age: 50 - Population: 5,431 Age: 51 - Population: 5,330 Age: 52 - Population: 5,217 Age: 53 - Population: 5,445 Age: 54 - Population: 5,529 Age: 55 - Population: 5,287 Age: 56 - Population: 5,270 Age: 57 - Population: 5,325 Age: 58 - Population: 5,285 Age: 59 - Population: 5,082 Age: 60 - Population: 5,143 Age: 61 - Population: 5,206 Age: 62 - Population: 5,197 Age: 63 - Population: 5,481 Age: 64 - Population: 5,420 Age: 65 - Population: 5,497 Age: 66 - Population: 5,424 Age: 67 - Population: 4,982 Age: 68 - Population: 4,984 Age: 69 - Population: 4,903 Age: 70 - Population: 5,052 Age: 71 - Population: 4,486 Age: 72 - Population: 3,602 Age: 73 - Population: 3,222 Age: 74 - Population: 3,179 Age: 75 - Population: 2,878 Age: 76 - Population: 2,268 Age: 77 - Population: 1,857 Age: 78 - Population: 1,690 Age: 79 - Population: 1,492 Age: 80 - Population: 1,308 Age: 81 - Population: 1,128 Age: 82 - Population: 1,032 Age: 83 - Population: 966 Age: 84 - Population: 810 Age: 85 - Population: 823 Age: 86 - Population: 745 Age: 87 - Population: 690 Age: 88 - Population: 544 Age: 89 - Population: 487 Age: 90 - Population: 457 Age: 91 - Population: 342 Age: 92 - Population: 295 Age: 93 - Population: 249 Age: 94 - Population: 188 Age: 95 - Population: 192 Age: 96 - Population: 144 Age: 97 - Population: 114 Age: 98 - Population: 82 Age: 99 - Population: 67 Age: 100 - Population: 41
  20 60 100
  Age (years)


By District/Area


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District/Area Population % of Membership
California 209,055 79.83 %
District 01 51,245 19.57 %
District 02 73,076 27.90 %
District 03 16,541 6.32 %
District 04 47,901 18.29 %
District 05 5,368 2.05 %
District 06 14,924 5.70 %
Outside California (Within U.S.) 49,257 18.81 %
Outside U.S. 3,578 1.37 %
Total 261,890  


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 17,624 6.73 %
2 Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA 15,478 5.91 %
3 UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA 13,356 5.10 %
4 UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA 12,075 4.61 %
5 Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA 11,382 4.35 %
6 McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA 10,888 4.16 %
7 Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA 10,602 4.05 %
8 Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA 9,780 3.73 %
9 USC Law School; Los Angeles CA 8,698 3.32 %
10 U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA 7,739 2.96 %
11 California Western SOL; San Diego CA 6,651 2.54 %
12 UC Davis SOL King Hall; Davis CA 6,496 2.48 %
13 Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA 6,390 2.44 %
14 Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA 6,188 2.36 %
15 Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA 5,860 2.24 %
16 Harvard Univ Law School; Cambridge MA 5,818 2.22 %
17 Whittier Coll SOL; CA 4,445 1.70 %
18 Western State Univ; CA 4,415 1.69 %
19 Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Washington DC 3,634 1.39 %
20 Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA 3,598 1.37 %
21 Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA 3,150 1.20 %
22 Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI 2,984 1.14 %
23 Columbia Univ SOL; New York NY 2,567 0.98 %
24 New York Univ SOL; New York NY 2,557 0.98 %
25 George Washington Univ LS; Washington DC 2,121 0.81 %


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 22,601 8.63 %
2 Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA 19,771 7.55 %
3 Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA 8,148 3.11 %
4 Univ of California Santa Barbara; CA 7,999 3.05 %
5 Stanford Univ; Stanford CA 7,092 2.71 %
6 Univ of California Davis; Davis CA 6,525 2.49 %
7 Univ of California San Diego; La Jolla CA 6,246 2.38 %
8 Univ of California Irvine; Irvine CA 5,399 2.06 %
9 San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA 3,762 1.44 %
10 California St Univ Northridge; CA 3,729 1.42 %
11 California St Univ Long Beach; CA 2,887 1.10 %
12 Univ of California Santa Cruz; CA 2,785 1.06 %
13 Harvard Univ; Cambridge MA 2,636 1.01 %
14 Yale Univ; New Haven CT 2,595 0.99 %
15 Brigham Young Univ; Provo UT 2,527 0.96 %
16 Foreign School; 2,515 0.96 %
17 Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA 2,481 0.95 %
18 California St Univ Fullerton; CA 2,396 0.91 %
19 San Francisco State Unv; San Francisco CA 2,266 0.87 %
20 Univ of California Riverside; CA 2,245 0.86 %
21 California St Univ Sacramento; CA 2,167 0.83 %
22 Cornell Univ; Ithaca NY 2,081 0.79 %
23 Loyola Marymount Univ; Los Angeles CA 2,045 0.78 %
24 San Jose State Univ; San Jose CA 2,000 0.76 %
25 Univ of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia PA 1,902 0.73 %


By Years of Membership

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8000 Tenure: 1 years - Population: 5,491 Tenure: 2 years - Population: 6,161 Tenure: 3 years - Population: 6,772 Tenure: 4 years - Population: 6,914 Tenure: 5 years - Population: 6,820 Tenure: 6 years - Population: 6,602 Tenure: 7 years - Population: 6,446 Tenure: 8 years - Population: 6,613 Tenure: 9 years - Population: 7,092 Tenure: 10 years - Population: 6,687 Tenure: 11 years - Population: 6,662 Tenure: 12 years - Population: 5,947 Tenure: 13 years - Population: 5,481 Tenure: 14 years - Population: 5,618 Tenure: 15 years - Population: 5,497 Tenure: 16 years - Population: 6,158 Tenure: 17 years - Population: 6,102 Tenure: 18 years - Population: 5,646 Tenure: 19 years - Population: 5,948 Tenure: 20 years - Population: 6,412 Tenure: 21 years - Population: 5,709 Tenure: 22 years - Population: 5,582 Tenure: 23 years - Population: 5,709 Tenure: 24 years - Population: 5,801 Tenure: 25 years - Population: 5,752 Tenure: 26 years - Population: 5,257 Tenure: 27 years - Population: 5,691 Tenure: 28 years - Population: 5,965 Tenure: 29 years - Population: 5,634 Tenure: 30 years - Population: 5,401 Tenure: 31 years - Population: 4,394 Tenure: 32 years - Population: 4,635 Tenure: 33 years - Population: 4,097 Tenure: 34 years - Population: 4,564 Tenure: 35 years - Population: 4,562 Tenure: 36 years - Population: 4,728 Tenure: 37 years - Population: 4,621 Tenure: 38 years - Population: 5,364 Tenure: 39 years - Population: 4,879 Tenure: 40 years - Population: 4,619 Tenure: 41 years - Population: 4,351 Tenure: 42 years - Population: 3,739 Tenure: 43 years - Population: 3,669 Tenure: 44 years - Population: 2,835 Tenure: 45 years - Population: 3,712 Tenure: 46 years - Population: 1,888 Tenure: 47 years - Population: 1,898 Tenure: 48 years - Population: 1,586 Tenure: 49 years - Population: 852 Tenure: 50 years - Population: 1,164 Tenure: 51 years - Population: 1,363 Tenure: 52 years - Population: 917 Tenure: 53 years - Population: 761 Tenure: 54 years - Population: 699 Tenure: 55 years - Population: 598 Tenure: 56 years - Population: 574 Tenure: 57 years - Population: 463 Tenure: 58 years - Population: 409 Tenure: 59 years - Population: 199 Tenure: 60 years - Population: 288 Tenure: 61 years - Population: 255 Tenure: 62 years - Population: 328 Tenure: 63 years - Population: 231 Tenure: 64 years - Population: 246 Tenure: 65 years - Population: 215 Tenure: 66 years - Population: 161 Tenure: 67 years - Population: 115 Tenure: 68 years - Population: 103 Tenure: 69 years - Population: 34 Tenure: 70 years - Population: 35 Tenure: 71 years - Population: 26 Tenure: 72 years - Population: 11 Tenure: 73 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 74 years - Population: 4 Tenure: 75 years - Population: 6 Tenure: 76 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 77 years - Population: 8 Tenure: 78 years - Population: 2 Tenure: 79 years - Population: 4 Tenure: 80 years - Population: 6
  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 6,624  30 
2012 6,835  29 
2013 6,921  30 
2014 6,779  30 
2015 6,161  30 
2016 5,491  30 

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