The Hawaii State Bar Association just released its statistics for the Hawaii license renewals for 2016. It is an interesting snapshot of the legal profession in Hawaii and specifically the demographics of attorneys.
Did you know that Hawaii has 93 judges? 903 government attorneys?
Hawaii has 4,858 active attorneys and 2,948 inactive attorneys. With the state's population at 1.42 million, this equates to 3.4 attorneys per 1,000 resident. But, if you take out judges, government attorneys and in-house counsel, that rate is 2.3 private practice attorneys per 1,000 residents.
On the gender front, of the 3,862 non-judge/non-government attorneys, 1,375 are women, or 35%. 33% of judges are women and 48% of government attorneys are women.
On the age front, over 60% of private practice attorneys are over the age of 50, including 6 who are over 90.
And, attorneys reported providing 186,215 hours of pro bono service to the community.
Attorneys are licensed by the Supreme Court of Hawaii, pictured below.