Bar Numbers

DemographicsWith more than a quarter-million members, the State Bar of California is the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 190,000 lawyers actively practice law, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members. To practice law in California, applicants must pass the California Bar Examination and pay their annual membership fees to the State Bar of California.

Additional information and other statistics is available on the State Bar website on the makeup of the membership as well as other recent trends: