ABA Profile of the Legal Profession

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The state of the legal profession changes every year. The 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession is a snapshot of the profession at a moment in time – a 150-page compilation of statistics and trends in 10 areas: Legal deserts, demographics, lawyer pay, legal education, judges, pro bono work, women in the profession, legal technology, law well-being and lawyer discipline.

As part of the report unveiling, three experts in the field of rural justice joined ABA President Judy Perry Martinez in exploring the problems of legal deserts on the everyday lives of rural residents of California, Georgia and South Dakota – and what is being done about it. Watch video of the one-hour program, titled "Legal Deserts in America: A Threat to Justice for All."

The ABA's annual report is a snapshot of legal statistics  and trends in the profession.

The ABA's annual report is a snapshot of legal statistics and trends in the profession.

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Download the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession report

Watch video of the one-hour webinar "Legal Deserts in America: A Threat to Justice for All."

OTHER KEY RESOURCES

Legal Deserts

Demographics

Lawyer Wages

Legal Education

Judges

Pro Bono

Women in the Legal Profession

Legal Technology

Lawyer Well-Being

Lawyer Discipline

ABA: Center for Professional Responsibility

Download the 2019 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession report