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ABA Data Shows 15% Rise In Attorneys Over Last Decade

Law360 (May 11, 2018, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association on Friday released survey data on the nationwide population of lawyers indicating a 10-year trend of moderate year-to-year increases since 2008 that amount to a 15.2 percent increase over the last decade.

The ABA’s survey represents data as of Dec. 31, 2017, and includes the breakdown of the population of resident attorneys for the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories. According to the data, the five states with the largest number of lawyers are New York, with 177,035, California, with...
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