Lawyers in India by state

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A sortable table [1] with all data from a right to information (RTI) response by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to Delhi-based advocate Kush Kalra. The response reveals that there were nearly 1.3 million lawyers in India in 2011, with the profession growing by an average of around 4 per cent per year.

State Total Advocates Advocates enrolled in last 5 years 5 year growth % Growth rate % (5 year-on-year average) State GDP ($bn) GDP / lawyer ($) State population (m) Non-lawyers per lawyer Lawyers enrolled in 2007 (% total) 2008 (%) 2009 (%) 2010 (%) 2011 Data as at 2011 Normalised to full year (%)
Uttar Pradesh 288297 51335 17.8 3.6 122.9 426,366 200 692 9236 3.2 8310 2.9 10100 3.5 19500 6.8 4189 29/08/2011 6336 2.2
Bihar 113298 13394 11.8 2.4 47.7 420,749 104 916 3228 2.8 1741 1.5 2507 2.2 3442 3.0 2476 31/08/2011 3714 3.3
Maharashtra & Goa 112706 28547 25.3 5.1 222.8 1,976,470 114 1,010 6676 5.9 6722 6.0 6548 5.8 8119 7.2 482 05/03/2011 2711 2.4
Andhra Pradesh 80225 12922 16.1 3.2 124.8 1,555,126 85 1,055 2793 3.5 2654 3.3 2920 3.6 3776 4.7 779 31/07/2011 1335 1.7
Karnataka 74032 15615 21.1 4.2 84.6 1,143,289 61 826 4384 5.9 3811 5.1 3374 4.6 3862 5.2 184 05/03/2011 1035 1.4
Tamil Nadu 67000 15924 23.8 4.8 115.5 1,723,284 72 1,077 3270 4.9 3143 4.7 3129 4.7 3182 4.7 3200 31/08/2011 4800 7.2
Punjab & Haryana 64826 16831 26.0 5.2 103.4 1,595,039 25 391 3490 5.4 3428 5.3 3924 6.1 4902 7.6 1087 31/07/2011 1863 2.9
Madhya Pradesh 64562 15704 24.3 4.9 52.7 816,579 33 517 3080 4.8 3165 4.9 3240 5.0 4681 7.3 1538 21/08/2011 2407 3.7
Gujarat 64261 7071 11.0 2.2 105.4 1,640,186 60 940 1500 2.3 1511 2.4 1598 2.5 2316 3.6 146 05/03/2011 821 1.3
Rajasthan 63370 15454 24.4 4.9 67.2 1,060,439 69 1,083 4465 7.0 3141 5.0 2509 4.0 5151 8.1 188 05/03/2011 1058 1.7
West Bengal 59535 N/a     100.0 1,679,180 91 1,534                   28/10/2010    
Delhi 54258 15709 29.0 5.8 57.0 1,050,536 17 309 2435 4.5 2923 5.4 3898 7.2 4907 9.0 1547 19/08/2011 2443 4.5
Orissa 44625 5831 13.1 2.6 41.1 921,681 42 940 1523 3.4 864 1.9 1107 2.5 1597 3.6 740 31/08/2011 1110 2.5
Kerala 43339 5656 13.1 2.6 59.4 1,370,359 33 770 1069 2.5 997 2.3 1340 3.1 1284 3.0 966 31/07/2011 1656 3.8
Assam, Nagaland, etc 23077 7074 30.7 6.1 23.2 1,004,030 33 1,436 1828 7.9 1221 5.3 1277 5.5 2208 9.6 540 05/03/2011 3038 13.2
Chhatisgarh 22940 4409 19.2 3.8 24.6 1,072,363 26 1,113 1037 4.5 1011 4.4 848 3.7 1406 6.1 107 05/03/2011 602 2.6
Jharkhand 9789 4378 44.7 8.9 21.7 2,216,774 33 3,368 932 9.5 765 7.8 846 8.6 1095 11.2 740 31/07/2011 1269 13.0
Uttarakhand 9277 2821 30.4 6.1 15.8 1,703,137 10 1,091 547 5.9 456 4.9 563 6.1 1015 10.9 240 31/08/2011 360 3.9
Himachal Pradesh 7921 1770 22.3 4.5 11.4 1,439,212 7 866 339 4.3 391 4.9 477 6.0 516 6.5 47 31/07/2011 81 1.0
Jammu & Kashsmir 5951 2080 35.0 7.0 12.1 2,028,231 13 2,109 354 5.9 317 5.3 432 7.3 436 7.3 541 14/11/2011 622 10.5
TOTAL 1273289 242525 19.0 3.8 1413.2 1,109,850 1,128 886 52186 4.1 48579 3.8 52646 4.1 75405 5.9 21748   37261 2.9

References[edit]

  1. Legally India: RTI reveals: 1.3m advocates; 1 in 300 Delhi-ites a lawyer; Maharashtra lawyers ‘richest’; Jharkand, Assam, J&K fastest; February 2013