|How Many Lawyers Are There in Arizona? America?|
Who knows? Wiki says there were about 1.1 Million lawyers in America in 2008, but reliable estimates are scarce. One widely rumor circulated over somebody’s tube said we have approximately 1,226,967.3 lawyers sitting up and taking nourishment somewhere in the fifty states, and the District Columbia, but not counting Guam, or the Virgin Islands. If that’s true then the national average is 1 lawyer for 294 people.
According to the Arizona Bar Association, we have 21,728 lawyers holding active, inactive, and retired licenses as of October 2011. 14,989 of those are said to be practicing law somewhere in Arizona’s fifteen counties. Our best guess at Arizona’s population is 6,595,778, which gives us a ratio of one actively practicing lawyer for every 440 residents. We’re short on lawyers, I guess. I know we’re short on fine lawyers. As a practical matter, there is no way of estimating how many Arizonans rub elbows with lawyers, judges, legal writers, thinkers or doers, but this much can be said. Those who need the law most, too often know it least. AFL hopes to soften that harsh reality.