The number of practicing attorneys in the U.S. is approximately 3,500,000. Of these, about 2,800,000 are actively employed and serve clients as full-time employees; the remaining 800,000 are employed by firms who provide legal services to their own members and those of other firms.
There are more than 300,000 attorneys in the United States.
In the United States, there are more than 300,000 lawyers (attorneys). The vast majority of these lawyers work for private law firms. There are also many public interest lawyers who work for government agencies such as the Department of Justice or federal courts.
The number of practicing attorneys has been increasing steadily since 1980. The number of practicing attorneys increased from about 200,000 in 1980 to its present level of 300,000 by 2000.
In the United States, there are currently over 8.1 million practicing attorneys. That’s more than one-third of all lawyers in the country.
The number of attorneys has been growing faster than the population for decades, and there’s been a strong upward trend since 1980. In that year, about 4.8 million adults had law degrees and practiced as lawyers; by 2015 that number had grown to over 6 million adults with law degrees and practicing as lawyers.
The number of practicing attorneys increased 9% between 2014 and 2015, while the overall population grew only 1%.
There are more than 2.1 million lawyers in the United States, according to the American Bar Association. That’s 1 in every 36 adults, or one in every 10 lawyers.
Lawyers are licensed and regulated by individual state bar associations. Each state sets its own rules for practicing law, which can vary widely. For example, some states require that a lawyer complete a certain number of hours each year to maintain his or her license; other states have no such requirement. In addition, some states require that a lawyer complete continuing education classes as a condition for renewing his or her license; other states have no such requirement.