The Guy Making Your Coffee In NYC & DC? Probably A Lawyer

By Aebra Coe (May 30, 2017, 1:37 PM EDT) -- New York and Washington, D.C., have more excess attorneys per 10,000 residents than any other state or district, according to recent data from the American Bar Association and U.S. Census Bureau compiled and shared publicly on Tuesday.

An analysis of data from the ABA, Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics by legal industry blog The Last Gen X American — a project of Minneapolis lawyer Matt Leichter — shows that Washington, D.C., and New York rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, both when it comes to lawyers per capita and "excess attorneys" per 10,000 residents.

According to the blog,...

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