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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 Sep 27 2016 11:00PM

Attorney Membership


Member Status Population Average Age % of Membership
Active 187,461 48 72.39 %
Inactive 55,905 61 21.59 %
Judge 2,147 61 0.83 %
Not Eligible To Practice Law 13,457 61 5.20 %
Total 258,970  


By Age

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7000 Age: 22 - Population: 2 Age: 23 - Population: 6 Age: 24 - Population: 17 Age: 25 - Population: 111 Age: 26 - Population: 835 Age: 27 - Population: 1,730 Age: 28 - Population: 2,828 Age: 29 - Population: 3,670 Age: 30 - Population: 4,264 Age: 31 - Population: 4,892 Age: 32 - Population: 5,260 Age: 33 - Population: 5,367 Age: 34 - Population: 5,745 Age: 35 - Population: 5,958 Age: 36 - Population: 5,994 Age: 37 - Population: 5,847 Age: 38 - Population: 5,652 Age: 39 - Population: 5,484 Age: 40 - Population: 5,246 Age: 41 - Population: 5,034 Age: 42 - Population: 5,245 Age: 43 - Population: 4,988 Age: 44 - Population: 5,429 Age: 45 - Population: 5,834 Age: 46 - Population: 6,017 Age: 47 - Population: 5,874 Age: 48 - Population: 5,514 Age: 49 - Population: 5,434 Age: 50 - Population: 5,332 Age: 51 - Population: 5,218 Age: 52 - Population: 5,448 Age: 53 - Population: 5,531 Age: 54 - Population: 5,289 Age: 55 - Population: 5,268 Age: 56 - Population: 5,327 Age: 57 - Population: 5,285 Age: 58 - Population: 5,080 Age: 59 - Population: 5,141 Age: 60 - Population: 5,211 Age: 61 - Population: 5,204 Age: 62 - Population: 5,491 Age: 63 - Population: 5,426 Age: 64 - Population: 5,505 Age: 65 - Population: 5,432 Age: 66 - Population: 4,989 Age: 67 - Population: 4,991 Age: 68 - Population: 4,909 Age: 69 - Population: 5,059 Age: 70 - Population: 4,493 Age: 71 - Population: 3,604 Age: 72 - Population: 3,231 Age: 73 - Population: 3,185 Age: 74 - Population: 2,884 Age: 75 - Population: 2,275 Age: 76 - Population: 1,865 Age: 77 - Population: 1,694 Age: 78 - Population: 1,496 Age: 79 - Population: 1,309 Age: 80 - Population: 1,133 Age: 81 - Population: 1,034 Age: 82 - Population: 970 Age: 83 - Population: 812 Age: 84 - Population: 826 Age: 85 - Population: 748 Age: 86 - Population: 693 Age: 87 - Population: 547 Age: 88 - Population: 487 Age: 89 - Population: 461 Age: 90 - Population: 343 Age: 91 - Population: 295 Age: 92 - Population: 251 Age: 93 - Population: 190 Age: 94 - Population: 194 Age: 95 - Population: 146 Age: 96 - Population: 115 Age: 97 - Population: 82 Age: 98 - Population: 67 Age: 99 - Population: 41 Age: 100 - Population: 25
  20 60 100
  Age (years)


By District/Area


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District/Area Population % of Membership
California 206,773 79.84 %
District 01 50,615 19.54 %
District 02 72,216 27.89 %
District 03 16,344 6.31 %
District 04 47,400 18.30 %
District 05 5,341 2.06 %
District 06 14,857 5.74 %
Outside California (Within U.S.) 48,669 18.79 %
Outside U.S. 3,528 1.36 %
Total 258,970  


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 17,478 6.75 %
2 Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA 15,257 5.89 %
3 UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA 13,148 5.08 %
4 UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA 11,898 4.59 %
5 Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA 11,282 4.36 %
6 McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA 10,820 4.18 %
7 Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA 10,483 4.05 %
8 Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA 9,675 3.74 %
9 USC Law School; Los Angeles CA 8,550 3.30 %
10 U of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA 7,693 2.97 %
11 California Western SOL; San Diego CA 6,581 2.54 %
12 UC Davis SOL King Hall; Davis CA 6,423 2.48 %
13 Pepperdine Univ SOL; Malibu CA 6,298 2.43 %
14 Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA 6,153 2.38 %
15 Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA 5,791 2.24 %
16 Harvard Univ Law School; Cambridge MA 5,736 2.21 %
17 Western State Univ; CA 4,423 1.71 %
18 Whittier Coll SOL; CA 4,414 1.70 %
19 Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Washington DC 3,598 1.39 %
20 Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA 3,579 1.38 %
21 Thomas Jefferson SOL; San Diego CA 3,100 1.20 %
22 Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI 2,948 1.14 %
23 Columbia Univ SOL; New York NY 2,532 0.98 %
24 New York Univ SOL; New York NY 2,513 0.97 %
25 George Washington Univ LS; Washington DC 2,086 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 22,375 8.64 %
2 Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA 19,546 7.55 %
3 Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA 8,030 3.10 %
4 Univ of California Santa Barbara; CA 7,880 3.04 %
5 Stanford Univ; Stanford CA 7,053 2.72 %
6 Univ of California Davis; Davis CA 6,426 2.48 %
7 Univ of California San Diego; La Jolla CA 6,136 2.37 %
8 Univ of California Irvine; Irvine CA 5,295 2.04 %
9 San Diego State Univ; San Diego CA 3,722 1.44 %
10 California St Univ Northridge; CA 3,678 1.42 %
11 California St Univ Long Beach; CA 2,864 1.11 %
12 Univ of California Santa Cruz; CA 2,727 1.05 %
13 Harvard Univ; Cambridge MA 2,617 1.01 %
14 Yale Univ; New Haven CT 2,575 0.99 %
15 Brigham Young Univ; Provo UT 2,504 0.97 %
16 Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA 2,457 0.95 %
17 Foreign School; 2,441 0.94 %
18 California St Univ Fullerton; CA 2,371 0.92 %
19 San Francisco State Unv; San Francisco CA 2,249 0.87 %
20 Univ of California Riverside; CA 2,212 0.85 %
21 California St Univ Sacramento; CA 2,147 0.83 %
22 Cornell Univ; Ithaca NY 2,059 0.80 %
23 Loyola Marymount Univ; Los Angeles CA 2,013 0.78 %
24 San Jose State Univ; San Jose CA 1,991 0.77 %
25 Univ of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia PA 1,883 0.73 %


By Years of Membership

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8000 Tenure: 1 years - Population: 6,160 Tenure: 2 years - Population: 6,773 Tenure: 3 years - Population: 6,915 Tenure: 4 years - Population: 6,822 Tenure: 5 years - Population: 6,603 Tenure: 6 years - Population: 6,447 Tenure: 7 years - Population: 6,614 Tenure: 8 years - Population: 7,092 Tenure: 9 years - Population: 6,688 Tenure: 10 years - Population: 6,665 Tenure: 11 years - Population: 5,948 Tenure: 12 years - Population: 5,483 Tenure: 13 years - Population: 5,621 Tenure: 14 years - Population: 5,500 Tenure: 15 years - Population: 6,160 Tenure: 16 years - Population: 6,104 Tenure: 17 years - Population: 5,649 Tenure: 18 years - Population: 5,950 Tenure: 19 years - Population: 6,418 Tenure: 20 years - Population: 5,714 Tenure: 21 years - Population: 5,593 Tenure: 22 years - Population: 5,714 Tenure: 23 years - Population: 5,804 Tenure: 24 years - Population: 5,757 Tenure: 25 years - Population: 5,260 Tenure: 26 years - Population: 5,694 Tenure: 27 years - Population: 5,969 Tenure: 28 years - Population: 5,639 Tenure: 29 years - Population: 5,406 Tenure: 30 years - Population: 4,399 Tenure: 31 years - Population: 4,640 Tenure: 32 years - Population: 4,103 Tenure: 33 years - Population: 4,569 Tenure: 34 years - Population: 4,567 Tenure: 35 years - Population: 4,738 Tenure: 36 years - Population: 4,628 Tenure: 37 years - Population: 5,368 Tenure: 38 years - Population: 4,889 Tenure: 39 years - Population: 4,630 Tenure: 40 years - Population: 4,363 Tenure: 41 years - Population: 3,750 Tenure: 42 years - Population: 3,676 Tenure: 43 years - Population: 2,837 Tenure: 44 years - Population: 3,719 Tenure: 45 years - Population: 1,895 Tenure: 46 years - Population: 1,906 Tenure: 47 years - Population: 1,587 Tenure: 48 years - Population: 854 Tenure: 49 years - Population: 1,166 Tenure: 50 years - Population: 1,370 Tenure: 51 years - Population: 919 Tenure: 52 years - Population: 761 Tenure: 53 years - Population: 702 Tenure: 54 years - Population: 601 Tenure: 55 years - Population: 574 Tenure: 56 years - Population: 465 Tenure: 57 years - Population: 411 Tenure: 58 years - Population: 200 Tenure: 59 years - Population: 289 Tenure: 60 years - Population: 257 Tenure: 61 years - Population: 329 Tenure: 62 years - Population: 232 Tenure: 63 years - Population: 247 Tenure: 64 years - Population: 219 Tenure: 65 years - Population: 162 Tenure: 66 years - Population: 116 Tenure: 67 years - Population: 103 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 6,160  30 

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