Curious about how many and what kind of out-of-state lawyers have registered in California since the State Bar opened the state to multi-jurisdictional practice in late 2004? How about where they’re from?
Well, a report just released by the State Bar gives you a good idea.
As of the end of last year, 790 in-house counsel and 16 legal service attorneys had registered to practice here. The rest of the stats, though, are from August 2008. As of that time, 536 registrants were men and 220 women. The largest number of them — 300 — were between the ages of 40 and 49, the fewest — 8 — under 30.
MJP lawyers came from 42 different jurisdictions, with New York leading the pack at 215, followed by the District of Columbia with 127. The Bay Area was the most popular destination, with 217 settling here, followed by Los Angeles with 196. The fewest — 2 — chose other parts of Northern California.
Of the overall number, 134 represented the technology industry, followed by the entertainment industry with 96 and the biotechnology community with 93.
Georgetown University grads led the pack with 26 reps, followed by George Washington University with 25. Among the rest were grads of Harvard, Columbia, Yale and Fordham.
Check out the full 8-page report (.pdf).