ABA Profile of the Legal Profession


The state of the legal profession changes every year. Fortunately, the ABA has access to data that makes it possible to capture a snapshot of the profession at a moment in time and presents its first ABA Profile of the Legal Profession report.

View and download the report here.

This compilation was produced by the ABA Media Relations and Strategic Communications Division as part of the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting and will be updated annually.  Statistics are from many authoritative sources within the ABA and from the federal government and nonprofit groups that work closely with the profession. 


ABA Profile of the Legal Profession report
(8.8 MB PDF)


Lawyer Wages

Legal Education

Federal Judges

Pro Bono

Legal Technology

Lawyer Well-Being

Lawyer Discipline